TRANSFORMERS 4 To Be Set In China (Mainly So It Can Make More Money!)

So, Michael Bay's Transformers 4 looks likely to be set in China! The director must have plans to craft a really great story based around the country then, eh? Does he heck! No, filming there just means it's more likely to secure a release, thereby earning the movie even more moolah. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/15/2012

Love them or hate them, there's no getting around the fact that the majority of people are fans of the Transformers movies. All three have been a huge hit at the box office, but if the following news is anything to go by, Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay want MORE, MORE, MORE (and who can blame 'em?). Vulture reports that the currently untitled Transformers 4 looks likely to be set in mainland China, not because of any real story reasons, but due to the fact that, "By getting Chinese culture into it, there’s a better chance of getting it into China and less chance of getting frozen out," explains one knowledgeable insider.

The Chinese box office continues to grow at an exponential rate - it is now the second largest international market in the world behind only Japan - despite the fact that the government only allow 34 foreign films a year to be shown (this is down to them worrying that more blockbusters being screened will damage their own film industry). They showed their dislike of such releases earlier this year when they pitted The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises against one another, taking a huge chunk out of what they could have made had been released at different times. They basically just want to suppress the earnings of such films.

It's a long and complicated story, and while the script for Transformers 4 is still being written, Paramount have so far denied claims that it will film in China. However, Vulture's source tells them that locations are already being scouted and deals being made. The Chinese government even want to supervise how the script comes together as "They want to make sure that the Chinese military are depicted as a highly competent group of super-fighters, not some third-world force." Oh, and don't expect director Michael Bay to use this opportunity to make any points about their controversial regime. It's all about the explosions baby! "[Bay] is not going to make some political statement about [Chinese government] atrocities or oppression. He’s going to be more interested in showing how robots blow up some corner of the Great Wall of China."


Source: Vulture
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ManofSteel22 - 11/15/2012, 2:51 PM
pfft
RR51 - 11/15/2012, 2:57 PM
Funsize - 11/15/2012, 3:04 PM
I'm going to be too busy watching all the marvel movies coming out rather than this garbage.
kamberlin22 - 11/15/2012, 3:09 PM
The worst part about this is even though I don't really like the the Transformers series, I know I will be one of the many who watch it when it comes out. I feel so bad for myself. ;_;
TrueRedBlue - 11/15/2012, 3:10 PM
Um, who cares??
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/15/2012, 3:11 PM
Lol " Chinese super fighters" American and British soldier would kick the living hell out of any Chinese soldier
pro346 - 11/15/2012, 3:12 PM
Isn't iron man 3 a Chinese co production? Pretty sure looper is .
Jumpman - 11/15/2012, 3:13 PM
It won't be filmed in China because Michael Bay has let it be known that he likes to shoot in the States to keep his entire crew that's he worked with for a long time, continuously employed.

That's a big part of his MO.
OptimusPrimeTime - 11/15/2012, 3:18 PM
What is that??? Off in the distance there....?? It's getting farther and farther away it's....yes it's my faith in this film.....goodbyyyyyeeeeeeee
Brady1138 - 11/15/2012, 3:27 PM
So Michael Bay, the extraordinary auteur who's comedy, writing, and forward-thinking social agendas that makes George Lucas's Prequel Trilogy proud, is now pandering to communists.

Bay has reached an all-time low.
Wildaniel - 11/15/2012, 3:30 PM
I love the first 3 movies. I just wish they didnt care about making more money. Just make a movie from the heart, lol, like Chris Nolan!!!
mctrinket - 11/15/2012, 3:36 PM
Chloefornication - 11/15/2012, 3:42 PM
This man is a walking dishonor.
Spidey91 - 11/15/2012, 3:43 PM
so,instead of all kinds of stereotypes we'll get just the chinese one? :P
Shadowelfz - 11/15/2012, 3:46 PM
Not surprising. Transformers always seemed to be more about making money than pleasing viewers.
sevenwebheads - 11/15/2012, 3:48 PM
@Spidey31
China has the world's largest standing army, each soldier there is a lethal weapon, they are trained to kill, instead of the US rangers who are pretty much useless. Go read about their recruits training & compare it to the rangers "training"
GetsugaTensho22 - 11/15/2012, 3:59 PM
So i call a cigarette a "fag" (product of the times, nothing personal) and i get slandered with accusations of Homophobia, but when it comes to the Chinese or French, then suddenly everybody's bashing them at every turn?
Such a funny world!
SugarYumYum - 11/15/2012, 4:10 PM
So it's not enough to take our jobs, now our movies too?


Actually, they can have Bay. ;P


(I kid, I kid... well mostly)
rockstar728 - 11/15/2012, 4:13 PM
That should go to the WTO. Man, we open our markets to China, but they don't open their markets to us?? We should stop buying their products.
Ichaos - 11/15/2012, 4:15 PM
I really doubt US Rangers are trained to shoot pistols out of peoples hands or shooting bean bags at people. What the hell you smoking sevenwebheads? Rangers are soldiers and all soldiers are trained to kill
Ichaos - 11/15/2012, 4:16 PM
They are probably shooting in China because its closer to the toy factories that will be made for the movie
CapFan79 - 11/15/2012, 4:34 PM
Lets not pretend these aren't based on Asian toys, nevertheless we're losing western culture to the highest bidder.
DaCottDamnBatman - 11/15/2012, 5:23 PM
JUST GIVE ME A BEAST WARS/BEAST MACHINES MOVIE.... THATS ALL IM ASKING FOR.
averageBEAR - 11/15/2012, 6:14 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Genaro - 11/15/2012, 6:53 PM
As a massive Transformers fan since I was a kid I finally say that I truly don't like were this is going.
KidGoku - 11/15/2012, 8:01 PM
So I'm guessing no space.................?

WELL THEN! Michael Bay you ruined your chance for me having some hope that this movie could be decent.
GhostKILLERgx7 - 11/15/2012, 8:34 PM
bay......why? like really? like you just need to get a script together....and is that really so hard?
pepe - 11/16/2012, 3:35 AM
"But all chinese look alike..." Confusious
marvel72 - 11/16/2012, 7:57 AM
i'm gonna watch it.the action is always good even if the story is shit.
NathimusPrime - 11/16/2012, 8:25 AM
"Does he heck! no"
Although it may be factual this article is very amuaturish, very suprised its on the front page.
What is vulture anyway? and why should i trust there source, not a critisicm, just an honest question, are they usually right or something?
HachibiTheMC - 11/16/2012, 11:47 AM
Bay should use proceeds from the movie opening in china and donate them to Elephant habits across the world...

What a toolbox
AutobotCommander84 - 11/16/2012, 2:49 PM
No, just no...
jingorot - 11/16/2012, 4:48 PM
sigh...
saying things like '[frick] china' is probably just being offensive to the people rather than the system there. they too must have some feelings of patriotism, i presume. or maybe not. what the hell do i know.

as for this film, i am not sure why people eat this shit up. it's been pretty much the same movie thrice now.

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