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News Simon Brew 5 Feb 2013 - 06:39

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With Michael Bay now all but done on his upcoming feature, Pain & Gain, there's just the small matter of the promotional tour for the movie to sort out. Then? It's full steam ahead on Transformers 4.

The new Transformers film, as has been known for some time, is going to be a little bit smaller, won't centre on the character of Sam (played by Shia LaBeouf), and will kickstart a new trilogy. Furthermore, Mark Wahlberg has already been cast in the film.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been chatting about the film to MTV, and he said that "I wouldn't say we've completely changed this world, and yet it's completely different. There are new characters, new situations. I don't think we revisit a single location. Michael [Bay] has a great way of approaching this thing".

So: will this mark the end of Michael Bay's directing tenure on the Transformers franchise? Possibly not. "I can't speak for Michael. I hope he would [direct Transformers 5 and 6]". It's definitely going to be an "ongoing story".

di Bonaventura has refused to rule out a potential cameo for Shia LaBeouf in the film, although suggests it's unlikely. "You never known. Things are not set in stone", he told MTV.

Filming starts on Transformers 4 in May, and the film is set for release in June 2014.

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I imagine the pitch for this film was "Plot? Not important. Toys, you'll be able to sell lots and lots of TOYS!!!"

I hope Wahlberg is Sparkplug... It would be a nice nod to the classic TF fans.

I'm going to say this and I hope you all can agree and do the same. I flat-out refuse to watch this (if it is made) and anything of it's kind. The more we watch vacuous crap like Michael Bay's Tranformers the more they'll make (like Battleship).

With all the money they still made despite the number of folks who don't like Michael Bay in particular as a director, I don't think they'd cry too much over it. As for Battleship, that has nothing to do with Bay, it has more to do with some pencil pushing exec at Hasbro thinking falsely that because they have a popular franchise in Transformers, which is just shy of 30 years strong (the 2014 release of T4 would come in time for the 30 year anniversary of Transformers), they can throw together a movie based on another of their product lines and think it would be well received. Movies based on action figure characters tend to be more well received than those based on a game.

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