Michael Bay has revealed on his official blog that a June 29th 2014 release date is being targeted for a fourth “Transformers” film.
Bay’s small scale crime flick “Pain And Gain” starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Ed Harris will go in front of cameras first starting this April. Bay says “I have just concluded a deal with Paramount to do two movies, but it won’t be two ‘Transformers.’ I will first do ‘Pain & Gain’ with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Then I will do the next Transformers for release on June 29th 2014”.
In terms of casting and tone, Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura says that it’ll probably be something akin to the upcoming “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (a part sequel/part reboot).
He tells MTV that “I think we really are going to do a reboot there. [But] what that’s going to be, we don’t even know yet… We’ve got to get a story first. It’s a hybrid because there’s still continuity going on, and there will be a lot of new cast. Whether there’s anybody from the first cast, we don’t even know yet. But it’s going to be a whole new story. But the characters that would certainly come along would be Optimus and Bumblebee, I’m sure.”