Transformers 4 To Go In A Full New Direction, Will Be Set Four Years After Dark Of The Moon
At this stage we know very, very little about what will happen in Transformers 4. Michael Bay will be back to direct and last week it was officially announced that Mark Wahlberg has signed on to star in the movie, but no story details have been released and considering actors like Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson won't be returning, it's not even known how the next movie will fit into the larger continuity. Given that the film isn't set to be released until June 2014, it's probably going to be a long time until the bigger questions are answered, but tonight we have discovered the solution to one query: where the new story will be set on the timeline.
While Transformers 4 may be considered a reboot because it will be a new angle on the franchise, instead of going back in time or telling an origin story the new film will instead jump towards the future. TMZ recently had the chance to speak with Bay, who revealed that the sequel will be jumping four years into the future after Transformers: Dark of the Moon. "The movie's going to continue four years from the attack on Chicago, which was in the last movie," Bay said in the interview. "It's going to have the same lineage, but it's going in a full new direction. It actually feels very natural how it's going in that direction."
As for other details we know about the new movie, in June Bay said that Transformers 4 will be scaling back what was seen in the third movie, and will even have a smaller budget to work with (surprising when you consider that the last film made over a billion dollars at the international box office). The director has also talked about the possibility of bringing the story into space and in September Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner will feature a new cast of robot characters that they hope will help boost toy sales.
Production on Transformers 4 will begin in spring 2013 and will be released by Paramount Pictures on June 27, 2014.
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