Michael Bay has kept a pretty tight lid on new information regarding Transformers 4, a film that is both a reboot and a sequel to Dark of the Moon. While various casting details have been brought to light including shifting the focus off of Shia LaBeouf to Mark Wahlberg the plot has remained a mystery…until now!
All that has changed thanks to a casting call (seeking extras) in Chicago that Paramount and Denise Chamian Casting released earlier this week that will take place at Skokie Holiday Inn this weekend. While the notice didn’t give any character details away it did go into quite a lot of depth about the plot of the film:
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.
Based on the description it sounds as if Bay has actually learned from the mistakes of earlier films and is finally taking the franchise in a new, original direction. Many had complained, myself included, that there was no real difference between the three films. Theoretically the addition of businessmen and scientists could slow the pace of the film a little and allow it to mature beyond the non-stop CGI fests that each movie has come to represent.
Bay’s decision to “learn from past Transformer incursions” could also mean a deeper look into the history of the Transformers and possibly some long awaited space scenes. Production is set to begin back in Chicago next month and the untitled Transformers sequel is currently set to be released June 27, 2014 according to Paramount Pictures.
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