Leaked ‘Transformers 4′ Script is a Fake, Says Michael Bay

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Transformers 4 Unicron Leaked Transformers 4 Script is a Fake, Says Michael Bay

The rumor mill for Transformers 4 has been turning so quickly that it’s difficult to keep up. The flubbed rumor of Mark Wahlberg’s casting in the film ironically resulted in Wahlberg joining the production for real; news sources were then quick to jump on rumors that Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) had been cast as the young main characters of the film. Subsequently, those rumors were declared false by Transformers director Michael Bay.

Now, an anonymous source claiming to work for a “secure document disposal firm” has posted a 120-page script he or she alleges is the latest draft of the Transformers 4 screenplay. After a brief fervor about the over-the-top content of the script, Michael Bay has once again stepped in to announce that the document is far from genuine.

Michael Bay has issued a statement today that the much-discussed Transformers 4 script is a hoax. Originally posted on Unleash the Fanboy, the script purported to come from a cache of data given over to a computer security company. Bay wrote on his personal website:

“Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false. The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!”

It’s almost a shame that the script is a fake, as its summary sounds like it could make for a seriously bonkers Transformers movie. In the theoretical story, Earth would find itself menaced by the planet-devouring Unicron (of the original animated Transformers: The Movie) and his Decepticon minions. The script apparently involves time travel, space battles, Iron Man-like powered armor, the resurrection of Megatron as Galvatron, and the live-action introduction of the fan-favorite Dinobots.

Perhaps most interestingly, the role that was reported to be going to Nicola Peltz would have been rather different than the “female Sam Witwicky” of the initial rumors. Wounded early in the film in a Decepticon attack, Peltz’s character would have undergone “extensive cybernetic surgery” and become a robot-destroying badass. Alas, every aspect of the preceding sentences is based in lies and gossip, according to Bay.

Transformers 4 Dinobots Leaked Transformers 4 Script is a Fake, Says Michael Bay

In a way, the outright madness of the screenplay probably should have been a giveaway that the document was a fraud. Fan scripts are nothing new to the Internet, often cramming in more ideas, characters, and direct depictions of source material than are feasible for a feature film. While fans of the larger Transformers canon may pine for a film that combines planet-crunching monsters, robot dinosaurs, and cyborg-girls, the truth is that such a bizarre mélange would be both prohibitively expensive and probably wouldn’t go over well with the general movie-going public. File this one under, “Too Weird to Be True.”

Transformers 4 will invade cinemas on June 27, 2014.

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  1. It was obvious this leaked script was BS, But Vector Prime AAAAAAND stonehenge written into the script? ahh that was cool, still IN BAY I TRUST.

  2. it probably is fake. if the guy would just post it online at least then he would have some legitamacy but just saying that thne no. anyone can do it, here ill try, hotrod is in this. believe me?

  3. Be careful, if rumors spread that the script is aweful, they might just make it into a movie. I think they should just make a live action Transformers: The Movie. It’s still the best transformers movie, minus the music.

    • DARE TO BE STUPID!

    • You got the touch! You got the power!

      Come on, that was an awesome song.

      • Instruments of Destruction.
        The Touch.
        Hunger
        Dare
        Nothing Gonna Stand in our Way.
        Autobot decepticon battle
        Dare to be stupid.
        Escape
        Death of Optimus Prime

        In that order, unless you have the complete album.

    • What!!! The soundtrack’s the best thing about it! I swear I’ve seen it over a 100 times. I can pretty much perform the whole thing as a one man play.

      • Is was sad when Optimus Prime went all grey. :(

        • pfft prime, it was sad when megatron got turned into that pansy galvatron

  4. “Wounded early in the film in a Decepticon attack, Peltz’s character would have undergone “extensive cybernetic surgery” and become a robot-destroying badass.”

    Sounds like a Bay movie.

    “Alas, every aspect of the preceding sentences is based in lies and gossip, according to Bay.”

    And now he´s biting his pillow, whining “Why didn´t I come up with this earlier?!”

  5. They need to stop using old primes to explain a story

  6. It’s the typical we found an old ship with a prime who has a story…This time can they find a damn ship with Dino bots on it

  7. Everyone hates Michael Bay… yet his movies are all big hits

    • I don’t. For all his faults he’s still an amazing action director and can deliver spectacle that only a handful of people could match. I think bay deserves celebrating as an auteur. You always know when your watching one of his films.

      • agreed

    • Well, then it would seem that not “everyone” hates his movies, wouldn’t it?

  8. Why Del Toro Guillermo can success with massive giant robots but Bay said he can not with scale of Unicron ! Hmmm, confused !

  9. I actually like a lot of Michael Bay movies. They are mostly fun exciting rides. But I feel he has little respect for anything; fans, women, etc. And I think respect is something you have to have when working with content that has a history.

  10. Hope T4 is good

  11. The script begins 4 years after DARK OF THE MOON, in the midst of yet another destructive meteor storm. The opening is very much like the other films, with a generic “crisis montage”. All the major news networks are scrambling to cover the event, fearing that another alien attack is on its way.

    Cut to a giant metal space ball, hurtling through the atmosphere, landing right beside Stonehenge. It creates a cylindrical portal and launches an unseen entity into another dimension. As you can imagine, this agitates pretty much everyone, and the Autobots assemble to figure out what the hell is going on.
    This is Primus… Unicron killer and all around good guy

    Eventually we discover that this giant ball is actually a space ship, designed by an ancient Autobot known as Vector Prime. He’s the guardian of Primus, the one being in the universe that can defeat the planet eating Transformer, and main villain, Unicron. So, Optimus and a handful of Autobots have a grand ol’ time hanging out with Vector Prime, trying to locate Primus.

    Meanwhile, Unicron’s flunkies, led by Galvatron, attack a super secret government base in Colorado. This place is important for two reasons

    1) It houses Decepticon Corpses (including Megatron)

    2) It’s the home of a brand new array of Cybertronian-Earth weapons and armor suits. Imagine Iron Man, but sexier and crazier.

    Anyway, Galvatron destroys the installation, plugs into the Decepticon bodies in order to download their memories, and in the process he becomes possessed by Megatron. Yeah… that guy’s back in action.

    Oh… and when the base is completely destroyed, one human character (Josie/Circuit Breaker) crawls to safety, but in order to survive, she initiates some weird robotic surgery, and transforms herself into a kickass cyborg.

    • I’d pay to see that Transformers movie.

    • Yeah, that actually sounds pretty promising to me.

      Just have Bay rewrite it to add in the necessary explosions and specticle, THEN have two other writers who are actually good at writing rewrite Bay’s version to add some actual substance to it and take out all those stupid childish jokes that Bay would inevitably add in during his rewrite. Then just go over it one more time to make sure that its streamlined and matches the original outline pretty closely and BAM!! you suddenly have a movie 20X better than any of the previous ones.

  12. –of COURSE it was fake…it was obvious when everybody got excited at the fact that there were some really cool ideas and characters that fans all agreed would be awesome, that we all knew it had to be fake. He would never actually make a Transformers movie that fans of the series would actually want.

    –and the movie will still be a hit, not because its the epidemy of what a Transformers movie should be, but because it’s the ONLY big budget Transformers movie we’re going to get. I’ve seen many iterations of these characters–and there’s a lot that you can change about them and modify and still see the source material through the updated visions…but Bay has created something that is so far removed that you could have titled it anything, really. Except for the fact that Im hearing some of the original cast voices and sound fx, he just went and created something completely different, which would have been fine if they had called it anything else. It’s just the nature of things when people who are not in tune with a property and why that property is loved gets to be in charge of that property… same thing happened with Batman and Robin as directed by Joel Schumacher. He is actually a very good director…but not in tune with what fans wanted out of a Batman movie–it wasn’t a property that he was already in love with and knew, and it suffered for it. I compare that situation to Bay’s Transformers because I see the same thing happening, maybe at a different level, but I don’t think Bay was in love with Transformers and had a handle on why people liked certain aspects of it before he got involved in the movies. –hence, he doesn’t intuitively know what he can change and what he shouldn’t change about it –and why people and fans react the way that they do. –in my humble, ranting opinion, of course…

    • Now your post have intelligence written all over it. I completely agree. That why The Avengers turned out the way it did. In fact, all of the Marvel films that led up to the Avengers had people that was invested in the characters; and those films turned out good.
      Micheal Bay only jumped on Transformers because he knew it was loved by millions, and his previous movies had tanked at the box office. You can’t trust anything that man tells fans. He said the 3rd movie would be his last, and now he’s coming back to give us more of the same. No thank you. I don’t care if he redesigns the robots…it’ll still be the same.
      They should have rebooted with an entire new team that cares about the characters. I will see the 4th film, but it certainly won’t be in theathers. Thank god for downloads.

      • Um, Bay’s previous films were HITS at the box-office. Okay, “The Island” wasn’t, but that’s just ONE of his films.

    • @”same thing happened with Batman and Robin as directed by Joel Schumacher. He is actually a very good director…but not in tune with what fans wanted out of a Batman movie–it wasn’t a property that he was already in love with and knew, and it suffered for it.”

      Um, no actually. “Batman Returns” tanked b/c many felt the film was too dark, and thus the studio wanted to make a more light-hearten Batman film in the same spirit as the Adam West show. That’s why we got “Batman Forever”. The ironic part was that movie was a big hit with audiences, and so WB wanted to continue with the campy tone. Unfortunately, they went overboard with “Batman and Robin”.

    • One thing you have to consider is that when you move something from one medium to another, it will not always translate verbatim. Certain things don’t work as well in a book, a comic book, or a TV show as they do in a movie. Doesn’t mean everything Bay did was great, but some things don’t work.

      I know someone who worked on the original movie. And he told me that when they first started doing the animations they tried to stick to the original cartoon designs and they looked absolutely horrible on film. That was why they were completely redesigned. Probably the same reason you see many of the Marvel Comic characters change in appearance from comic book to movie.

  13. I want disney to buy hasbro and then fire michael bay.

    • A little iffy about Disney buying any other subsidaries at the moment, but yeah that totally needs to happen. Then maybe we can get some better G.I.Joe movies as well.

  14. Regardless of how ridiculous those ideas sound, I’d enjoy a film version of that fan script waaaay more than any of Bay’s boring movies..

  15. They guy that works for the secure document disposal company should be fired. He obviously does not have the integrity to work a sensitive job like that.

  16. As long as he stays away from putting his own “personal stamp” on Ninja Turtles, he can continue to mess up Transformers as much as he wants. The damage is done.

  17. Micheal Bay is a great action director….that was never in dispute. He is a horrible storyteller however. Tell me if I’m wrong. Can a director fire a writer/screenplay off his film or are the writer/screenplay, locked in by the studio suits ?

  18. You know, I can think of plenty of stuff that as a fan I would have wanted to see much more in some of the past films than the crap Bay has actually put in them.

    For instace in the second movie you’d think with all those dang aircraft carriers (or any other military vehicle for that matter) that Bay seemed so intent on showcasing every ten minutes, they would have had an aircraft carrier actually turn out to be a huge transformer. It would have been alot cooler to have that destroy the pyramid at the end than having that stupid multi-construction vehicle thing do it. why did they include that anyway, just to have a joke about its balls?

    Or in the third movie that actually delt with space and the moon, they could have had a modern space shuttle turn out to actually be an autobot. Would have made sense for the movie AND marketed a awesome new transformers toy (which I know is one of the primary things they’re trying to do with these movies anyway).

    Or by now they could have had some transformers that disguiesed themselves as actual proper zoo animal animals. Like it was cool having the giant scorpion thing in the first movies, why not have ones that turn into a lion or a rhino? And by now they could have already had the dinobots show up in a movie as animatronic dinosaurs in a theme park…Sooo much wasted opportunity switched out for all that weird and mostly forgetable crap that there has been.

    Sorry to ramble. Rant over…unless someone else has some other, better ideas they’d like to respectfully share?.

    • Did you ask why he would bring back the Constructicons, some of the main villains in the cartoon and comics, as opposed to creating charcters that never excisted? And that was a bad thing?

  19. the series need a reboot , Bay will make the 4th installment “different”.Well thats not gonna happen , we will get the same thing.Bay dosent want to begin from zero and keep the other 3 in play fine.No humans , a little military , focus on the robots and their story , bring unicorn(he must bring him because in the 3rd film he killed all the main decepticons so the only way to bring them back is dark energy/unicron), go into space and make a awesome battle scene there , bring on primus , dinobots 1000% plz , less humor and BAM ! a transformers film thats all about transformers !!!
    The action scenes of the last 3 were awesome but the story is the big problem.i think bay is like sam raimi
    Bay——what he did with transformers
    SAm——what he did with spiderman
    at least bay has another chance to make this one right. Its to bad because transformers as a film can be the best of them all better than the avengers,dark knight etc. i mean the 3rd wasent so good and its in 5th place of box office a little behind of harry potter . Think what will happen with an actual awesome transformers film.Bay work wark and work right….

    • sorry for my bad english

  20. NICE

  21. I think it will be cool to have the dino bots and a space adventure sence take place while rock music is given when they battle Unicron..classic ol sckool action which hightens your senses….

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