Hasbro in Talks with Michael Bay for ‘Transformers 4’

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner reveals the toy company is also in active discussions with executive producer Steven Spielberg to continue on with this lucrative franchise.
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Hasbro in Talks with Michael Bay for ‘Transformers 4’

Transformers 4 in the works at Paramount and Hasbro Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealed on an investor's conference call that the toy company is in "active discussions" with Paramount Pictures for Transfomers 4. Executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Michael Bay are involved in the talks, and Brian Goldner expects to have news on the sequel in the next fiscal quarter.

Brian Goldner also talked about a number of other movie projects based on Hasbro products.

"We continue to actively develop a number of additional Hasbro films with great partners and writers, including Micronauts, Ouija, Candy Land, Risk, Stretch Armstrong, Clue and Monopoly."

Back in August, Universal Pictures dropped Ouija from its production slate. However, Brian Goldner indicated they are in a situation similar to Disney's restructuring of Lone Ranger. Brian Goldner said the Ouija script is being reworked, and he expects it to find a new studio home shortly.

Micronauts is being developed for J.J. Abrams at Paramount. The scripts for Monopoly, Clue, and Risk are also being worked on.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014.

Ouija was released October 24th, 2014.

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  • moviegeek • 4 years ago

    Thumbs down to every other word in this article though.

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    • moviegeek • 4 years ago

      I would love to see a Clue movie. I think it would be great :)

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      • skywise • 4 years ago

        Yes to Spielberg but i wouldnt mind seeing some new blood behind the cameras.

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        • jonspidey07 • 4 years ago

          oh do shut up, these movies arent bad, they are fun summer blockbusters

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          • Number1Wolverine • 4 years ago

            I hate reboots, but please for the love of god reboot Transformers.

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            • thesymbiote • 4 years ago

              Why does everyone blame Michael Bay?

              I mean there are writers too

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              • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                I hope it's shorter than "Transformers 3"...damn that film went on forever it seemed like!

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                • cupid • 4 years ago

                  Bay or not i still wanna see TF4

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                  • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

                    @felipe-11 - Yeah, the show is pretty corny and cheesy but there are a lot of fan stories and comics which have stories which are leagues better than Bay's films stories. I do agree with you on the first five minutes of DOTM. Once those first five minutes started, i thought to myself "Okay, now this is the transformers that I love", but once the opening logo appeared and the next shot was Rosie Hunington Whiteley's ass, I remembered "Oh wait, this is a Michael Bay film. Nevermind"

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                    • felipe-11 • 4 years ago

                      @moviemaniac66 Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all of em the first time I saw them too, the thing is they're so dumb that even the special effects and the action can't save these films on a 2nd or 3rd viewing. The first one is the most re-watchable one I think.

                      Btw, I never saw ANY of the cartoons or anything from Transformers when I was a kid and from what I hear I know it's quite crappy, but lets face it they could still make it way better.

                      The first 5 minutes of DOTM are great, if they would've put as much effort into the ENTIRE plot as they did into those 5 minutes they could have made it way better.

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                      • youngrizo • 4 years ago

                        @daveactor7 ....but ....but ...but they are pieces of metal :p well, I mean, big chunky ones that are alive but metal never the less lol

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                        • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                          Get someone else to direct it and make the robots not look like pieces of metal flying in the air

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                          • thrashnasty190 • 4 years ago

                            Well there goes my dream of an actual director doing this, sigh.... BAYSPLOSIONSS!!!

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                            • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

                              @youngrizo Haha, this is why I love Movieweb. No one I know ever agrees with me on anything.

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                              • youngrizo • 4 years ago

                                @ROFLitschristian - Very well said. Very Objective. I wish other fans were as objective as you and I. The argument that the cartoon was so much more amazing or that the plots were so enthralling always makes me chuckle. I guess Nostalgia really blinds some people.

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                                • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

                                  Yeah, I gave this a thumbs up. The cartoon isn't as great as we all remember it. In this day and age, all I want to see is giant robots beat the sh*t out of each other.

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                                  • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                                    @brady1138 That may be the most moronic thing I have ever heard. You dislike people who like big time action blockbusters because they aren't Oscar worthy? That is absurd and you know it.

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                                    • m2 • 4 years ago

                                      No thank you.

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                                      • kguy • 4 years ago

                                        Okay, fine you desperate people, I'll look forward to a TF4. WITH Bay

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                                        • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

                                          @felipe-11 - I actually enjoyed Bays films quite a bit from a "stupid brainless popcorn pick" stand point but with all of the mythologoy and all of the stories that have already been made, Transformers has the potential to be A LOT more than just a stupid popcorn flick series which is why I hope that they just scrap the idea for a fourth film and bring on a director and writing team who might actually respect the source material more then Bay did and give the fans a true Transformers film.

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