Paramount will open Transformers 4 in 2014
Of course they will! Why wouldn't they? Did you read that TRANSFOREMRS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON made $1.124 billion worldwide and is currently sitting at #4 for all-time box office?
So yeah, even without Michael Bay or Shia Labeouf this going to happen... studios don't just leave money laying out on the table like that.
Coming Soon recently talked to Lorenzo Di Bonaventura about the possible film.
"We’ll be there in the summer of 2014," he confirmed, as well as addressing (albeit vaguely) whether Michael Bay will be returning as director or not. "Michael had a debate because he sort of felt at first that he'd done three. Michael and I are both the same in that we always like to top ourselves. That doesn't necessarily mean bigger. It can be bigger in places, it just means different, but we're going to push really hard as fresh and new as we can be."
Know what would be really new and fresh? Cut the running time of the next one down by an hour.
They're considering doing what they've done with G.I. JOE: RETALIATION by making it somewhat of a reboot. "Again, we're going to try to do a hybrid there where there will be some characters that come forward--we think, we're still in the process of figuring it out--and some characters that don't, but it will definitely be a different story."
After DARK SIDE OF THE MOON are you folks ready for another giant robot battle? What else could they possibly do with the story? And the most important question- will you be there if Bay doesn't return?
I can wait 2.5 years. I think they should re boot it. Not like anyone will care if they do. The tagline can be is Bay does not come back "No Bay New Vision". I will say this about the Transformers movies, each one is made without a future sequel in mind.