Michael Bay Talks TRANSFORMERS 4, Confirms That Everything Is "Redesigned"
Reiterating his prior comments on the next Transformers film not being a reboot, director Michael Bay also confirms that, despite being a direct sequel to the first three movies, the fourth will completely redesigned.
Speaking with Forbes, director Michael Bay talks more about his fourth Transformers film, which he calls the first of a brand new trilogy and will begin shooting in May.. He reiterates prior comments on the sequel, saying that it's a completely new take on the series despite being in continuity with the previous trilogy. "We’re going to start off smaller. There’s a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise, we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast. Mark [Wahlberg] is really excited about it and it’s a great redesign. I said that 3 [which grossed $1.1 billion] was going to be my last one. Paramount was letting me do Pain & Gain and the Transformers ride was opening at Universal and it was bittersweet to think of passing it off. I wanted to set it up on a really sure footing and to bring someone else in on that, it would have been overwhelming." Despite Wahlberg previously saying that Transformers 4 was a reboot, Bay says otherwise, confirming that the redesigns are for broadening the franchise. "No, that’s wrong. We keep the Transformers the way they were, it’s just four years later. There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go." For Forbes' full chat with Michael Bay, click the source link below.
Transformers 4 stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor. The film is set to hit theaters June 27th, 2014.
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