Unofficial ‘Transformers 4′ Plot Synopsis Is Not Accurate [Updated]

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 21st, 2013 at 4:35 pm,

transformers 4 plot details Unofficial Transformers 4 Plot Synopsis Is Not Accurate [Updated]

[UPDATE: It turns out this synopsis is not accurate. More below.]

Michael Bay is directing the fourth Transformers live-action installment, but with a redesigned narrative focus, a complete overhaul of the human cast and new robot characters (gotta keep Hasbro’s toy sales up), this is otherwise as close to a franchise reboot as they come.

Bay has revealed that Transformers 4 screenwriter Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is picking things up four years after the third movie, but won’t ignore the story developments in previous installments. As the director puts it, the plan is to moved forward with “the same lineage but [then go] in a full, new, different direction.” We now have a better idea of what, exactly, that new approach looks to entail.

Transformers 4 is going to be the third installment to partially shoot in the state of Michigan (after the first Transformers and Dark of the Moon), according to a new report from the Michigan Film Office. The blockbuster production secured a $20 million incentive to film there, based on the expectation that it should employ over 350 Michigan workers and accumulate $81 million worth of in-state expenditures.

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UPDATE: We’ve been informed the synopsis is not accurate and have removed it at the request of Paramount Pictures. It has also been removed from the source Michigan Film Office website.

This is the first plot information we’ve received that covers something other than Mark Wahlberg – who is serving as the human protagonist – and a subplot which involves his teen daughter in the movie having a car racer boyfriend (played by Jack Raynor). In fact, prior to now, that daddy-daughter storyline sounded like it was going to be the central focus of TF4, to many a fan’s chagrin.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s first Transformers script took a similar approach, where the Autobots and Decepticons serve as both literal and figurative devises for the young human leads (then played by Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox) coming of age. That angle was reused in Revenge of the Fallen (which was also written by Kurtzman and Orci), but was pushed aside in part due to the WGA strike of 2008 messing up script development. Kruger thereafter attempted to re-focus on the human story in Dark of the Moon, but by then it was a lost cause.

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Point being, it’s encouraging to hear that Bay and Kruger are taking the franchise deeper into science-fiction territory – with TF4 (finally) addressing the idea that humanity might want to examine the incredible technological implications of the Transformers – and not just using giant robots smashing the heck out of each other, as a backdrop for watching young people mature and grow up (though, as mentioned before, there’s still going to be some of that).

Could Transformers 4 prove to be a more serious installment, with a greater emphasis on sci-fi themes – resulting in a blockbuster closer to, say, a more pure reboot like Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Obviously, this is still a Michael Bay movie, so that comparison may be grasping at straws. But, hey, by now if you are still onboard the Transformers wagon, then any sign of progress is welcome.

What do YOU think about how Transformers 4 is shaping up? Let us known in the comments section.

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Transformers 4 (not the official title) opens on June 27th, 2014.

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Source: Michigan Film Office

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  1. Maybe anyone remembers from 80′s Tranformers movie in the beginning when Unicron is flying through space in planet form he had a pair of crosshairs out in front of him. The part of the plot that my eye was that “while an ancient powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs”. This definitely sounds like Unicron.

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  2. Sounds like Unicron… which would be awesome… Even though Bay will ruin this film like he did with the last three.

    • Thank you! kids call themselves fans but only due to Michael bay -_- I am about 16 yes old and really tired of hearing about who he is soo great. He’s not in fact there as a artist and for the kids of me I can’t remember his tag but he had the opening scene with arbulos and his co robot screaming “run its the doom bringer, Michael bay!!! “

  3. Me, I would do a transformers movie.

    And have the Decpticons align themselves with Cobra

    and Autobots team up with GI Joe.

  4. So it is official?

    • I don’t know, most unofficial things usually tend to be 100% accurate ;)

  5. A vrai dire sans Shia Labeouf, je ne vois pas l’intérêt. Pour moi il est le seul Héros de la saga, il ne peut pas être autrement. On vera bien ce que ce 4ème opus donnera.

  6. It shocks me how many people totally hate the Transformers movies and yet they are such box office mega smash hits.

  7. The first two weren’t that bad but the third one didn’t follow on from the second one at all. As for the thing about unicron I think Bay would get ripped off if he did the unicron story line cause I think people might class it as copying the 1980′s cartoon film. However I still think that because I wouldn’t be in cartoon it would be better and people would still like it. :-)

    • Better? Its Michael bay…

  8. ffs the daddy daughter story line sounds sh*t, i don’t see where the Dad will come into this. It was better with the teenagers.

    Shia needs to come back :(

    • Psst…Shia LeBeouf hasnt been a teenager for 7 years…

  9. Lets hope it’d better than the second one and a little more towards what fans from the first ever transformers movie (1986) are hoping for

  10. I would love a remake of the 80′s movie. Despite some cheesy scenes, that move totally blows away the garbage that Bay produced; especially the 3rd film. Then again, this is Bay we’re talking about. At least he’s not bringing back Shia La-Crud.

  11. what about the Dweller? also I think it will be more about Cybertron

  12. Orci and Kurtzman are the sh*t!!!! Transformers Prime is my all time fav!!!! They will no doubt make this installation in the movie series the baddest of them all. Go Orci and Kurtzman!!!! You guys rocck!!!!!

  13. @TFOptimusPrime TRANSFORMERS 4 MOVIE LEADING STAR & DIRECTOR GOD MARK LUTHER DIMAANO ROSAL ! @lottooh !!!!!

  14. I am already scratching my head with this, looks like the autobots have been redesigned-and if this is indeed unicorn for bay’s sake they better stick to cannon as much as possible. After the first hour of the 3rd film I just walked out-it was so slow to get started was starting to doze off, even in film 2 it took a while before things got really interested. And I am still scratching my head why the writers wrote that the human savior couldn’t get a decent job reduced to a mail clerk (for real?) and somebody’s boy toy. From all of the cartoons and comics nobody did there homework

  15. I THINK THAT BAY SHOULD KEEP THE STORY GOING FROM THE LAST THREE MOVIES WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS KEEP SHIALABOF IN IT TYRSEE GIBSON LENIOX PARENTS AND THE HOLD NINE YARDS BRING BACK DINO RACHET JOLT SIDESWIPE THE RACE CARS AND EVERY ONE THAT WAS IN THE LAST MOVIE EXCEPT IRONHIDE BECAUSE HES DEAD BUT U KNOW WAT MEAN THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY IN MY OPINION

  16. I really dont think and im sure many will agree that no matter what you do in the movie will not ever be the same without the orginal cast, it was one thing to replace Megan fox, but everybody?