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Michael Bay Directing Sci-Fi Adaptation ‘Time Salvager’

Michael Bay Directing Sci-Fi Adaptation ‘Time Salvager’

Time Salvager centers on a criminal named James Griffin-Mars, who is selected as a candidate most ideal for time travel. He becomes part of a team that is sent back in time to help prevent the Earth's eventual collapse, with their mission to recover resources and treasure without altering the current timeline. On James' final mission, which would ensure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, a scientist from another century, who is supposed to die during an oil rig explosion. Instead of letting her die, James brings her back to the future, turning both of them into fugitives since they altered the timeline.

The Time Salvager novel will be published on July 7. Michael Bay is currently directing the Benghazi drama 13 Hours, and he will then move on to Transformers 5 for Paramount, which is being developed by a growing group of writers lead by Akiva Goldsman, who are hatching multiple sequel and spinoff ideas at the same time. No screenwriter is attached to adapt Time Salvager yet, so it could be quite some time before it hits the big screen.

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‘Ninja Turtles 2’: Michael Bay Unveils 2 New Vehicles

‘Ninja Turtles 2’: Michael Bay Unveils 2 New Vehicles

After a few pre-production scenes were shot with Will Arnett, the L.A. Clippers and the New York Nets last month, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is finally ready to officially start production. And to celebrate the return of the four sewer-dwelling brothers, producer Michael Bay has unveiled 2 new vehicles from the film. The first two photos show off the Brothers' new garbage truck, which serves as their main means of transpiration as they travel around town undetected. The second photo shows off the new Polaris Slingshot.

The garbage truck is painted in the traditional Turtle colors of green and yellow. The side is adorned with the name 'Tartaruga Brothers', which translates into Turtle Brothers in Italian and Portuguese. The truck itself appears to be a more subtle upgrade of the Turtle van seen in the very last scene of the first movie. It's expected that the van will also make a return.

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Michael Bay Cuts Controversial ‘Project Almanac’ Scene

Michael Bay Cuts Controversial ‘Project Almanac’ Scene

The trailer released in November for producer Michael Bay's Project Almanac showed the main characters watching footage of a plane crash on TV, which was caused by them using a time travel device. As it turns out, first-time director Dean Israelite used footage from an actual 1994 B-52 plane crash at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state, which killed four Air Force officers. Family members of two crash victims, Col. Robert Wolff and Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan, reached out to Air Force Times, saying they were "outraged" that the footage was used in a completely different context from what happened to their loved ones.

My relationship with the United States military has been very strong my entire film career. Every branch of service has appeared in my past films or TV shows. I have encountered nothing more than extraordinary brave men and women who serve our country. I'm very proud to be able to represent them professionally in my films.

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Michael Bay in Talks to Direct Benghazi Drama ‘13 Hours’

Michael Bay in Talks to Direct Benghazi Drama ‘13 Hours’

Just five months after his big-budget tentpole Transformers: Age of Extinction hit theaters, director Michael Bay is tackling the political drama genre, entering talks to direct 13 Hours for Paramount.

The plot is based on Mitchell Zuckoff's book of the same name, which details the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack at the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghai, Libya, which claimed the life of U.S. Ambassador Christopher J. Stevens. The story centers on six members of a security team, who fought to defend the lives of several Americans stationed at the facility. Stevens and a foreign service worker were killed during one attack, and two contract workers also died during a second attack at a nearby CIA facility.

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Optimus Prime Actor Wants Michael Bay to Direct ‘Transformers 5’

Optimus Prime Actor Wants Michael Bay to Direct ‘Transformers 5’

Back in June, Paramount Pictures revealed that Transformers 5 is currently set for a 2016 release, even though no screenwriter or director have been confirmed yet. Transformers filmmaker Michael Bay, whose last offering Transformers: Age of Extinction is the only 2014 movie to crack $1 billion worldwide so far, revealed in August that he doesn't want to direct the next sequel, even though producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is still trying to keep him at the helm.

Of course, this scenario isn't new to fans who have been following the franchise since its inception. Michael Bay stated several times that Transformers: Dark of the Moon would be his last Transformers movie, but he ended up coming back to the helm for this summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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Michael Bay Plans ‘Cosmic Motors’ Movie with ‘Machete’ Writer

Michael Bay Plans ‘Cosmic Motors’ Movie with ‘Machete’ Writer

Producer Michael Bay and Warner Bros. have hired Kyle Ward (Machete Kills) to write the screenplay for Cosmic Motors.

The project is based on Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features a number of futuristic vehicle designs. Daniel Simon served as the lead vehicle designer on Tron Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger, while also serving as a concept artist on Oblivion.

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Michael Bay Doesn't Want to Direct ‘Transformers 5’

Michael Bay Doesn't Want to Direct ‘Transformers 5’

When Michael Bay signed on to direct Transformers: Age of Extinction, it wasn't known if this project will be his last in the Transformers franchise, or if he will return for Transformers 5. During a recent interview with USA Today, the filmmaker revealed that he will, "pass the baton for future Transformer movies to a new director," starting with Transformers 5.

Among the projects he is considering is a passion project of his, a documentary centering on elephant poaching. The filmmaker hasn't announced which directorial project he will take on next, but he also produced upcoming movies such as Ouija and Project Almanac, along current TV shows The Last Ship and Black Sails.

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5 Most Michael Bay Moments in the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trailer

5 Most Michael Bay Moments in the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trailer

Michael Bay is synonymous with making blockbuster VFX movies, and the new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ trailer carries his signature style. Find out which shots serve the iconic filmmaker best.