June 23 2012

Transformers 4 Won’t Be a Reboot Says Michael Bay

I am Michael BayMichael Bay is readying his torture devices for the audience as he begins discussing his plans for Transformers 4.

Attending the opening of Transformes the Ride at Universal City in Los Angeles recently, the Los Angeles Times caught up with Michael Bay to discuss his plans for the fourth Transformers movie.  “It’s kind of daunting and scary — you want to try to keep it going, to match what’s come before,” said the complete hack director … er, I mean, Michael Bay.  ”We’ve accomplished a lot [with the first three films] but that doesn’t mean you get anything handed to you or that you’ve got everything figured out.”

One of the biggest rumors has been that he will dump the puppets from the fourth film, also known as “the human cast.”  “It’s a new cast.  We’ve moving on to something different.”

In possibly the worst news, Bay went on to confirm that the first three films won’t be ignored.  “It’s not a reboot, that’s maybe the wrong word,.  I don’t want to say reboot because then people will think we’re doing a Spider-Man and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already — and we’re taking it in a new direction. But we’re leaving those three as the history. It all still counts. I met with the writer before I went off to do ‘Pain and Gain’ and we talked about a bunch of ideas. We let that simmer for a bit. He’s been thinking about stuff and now we’re getting back together next week to see what we’ve got and to see if it gels.”

He also went on to confirm that there is a chance at least part of the film will be set away from Earth.  “I think so, yeah, a little.  That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible.”  That could be an interesting trick as the man who continues to hurt audiences claims he is looking to shave $30 million from the last film’s budget which clocked in at $195 million.

The best news, however, is Bay is looking to handing the franchise off to someone else after he finishes this one.  “Here’s the thing, it’s tough to find someone who’s done these kind of movies and to have the complication of creating the new stuff that needs to be in this movie – not just characters but a new type of action, I hope – and that’s a lot for someone new to bite off. And so after this one I will leave it in the best hands possible. That’s the plan.”

Lets just hope it goes to someone with some actual talent.

[via Los Angeles Times]

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