Considering that the trilogy of Michael Bay films of big robots smashing each other really damn hard has made hundreds of millions of dollars, it shouldn’t be surprising that movie executives want to make even more films featuring the robots in disguise.
While that possibility was most likely a concrete certainty, no one knew if director Michael Bay would return for a fourth outing, as a man can only take so much metal on metal action.
Well, love or hate him, the man has confirmed that he will indeed helm a fourth film.
Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura revealed to MTV that Paramount Studios had successfuly negotiated with Bay to return, with the fourth film scheduled to arrive in late 2014.
“I think we really are going to do a reboot there,” Di Bonaventura said. “But what that’s going to be, we don’t even know yet. We’ve got to get a story first.”
Full details have yet to be revealed on the next instalment, but Paramount will be releasing a press release later this week about it. A cast has yet to be signed on for the film, and mercifully, Shia LaBeouf has indicated that he’s no longer interested in portraying a massive prick that is tuck in the middle of a massive robot war.
“It’s a hybrid because there’s still continuity going on, and there will be a lot of new cast,” Di Bonaventura said. “Whether there’s anybody from the first cast, we don’t even know yet. But it’s going to be a whole new story.”
A new start, a new direction and a new cast? One piece of advice, bring back John Turturro and make him the main character. That film would just print money.