Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Transformers: Age Of Extinction

News Glen Chapman
22 Jan 2014 - 06:56

Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been chatting about the upcoming Transformers 4...

The release date of Transformers: Age Of Extinction is drawing ever closer. What's more, with a cast featuring a host of new names and the stars of the previous outings not returning, there has been some speculation as to whether this instalment would be a reboot. Well, that's not the case according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Chatting to The Hollywood News, he confirmed that “it's definitely not a reboot. It’s an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level it’s a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it. It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, it’s actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred".

He added "that plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesn’t know anything about the other humans, it’s not a reboot, but a continuation, yet you’re continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that".

di Bonaventura did admit that "we miss our friends that we did the first three with, and they were great, and they probably could’ve done more. But the advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. It’s a very different dynamic than I’ve seen in a movie, I’m very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way we’re doing it".

The film will feature the talents of Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Sophia Myles amongst others and is due for release on June 27th 2014. Michael Bay is directing again.

The Hollywood News

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