‘Transformers 4’ Confirmed for June 29, 2014

Director Michael Bay will shoot ‘Pain and Gain’ first, and will follow that up with ‘Transformers 4’, arriving June 2014.
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‘Transformers 4’ Confirmed for June 29, 2014

Transformers 4 set for release June 29, 2014 Paramount Pictures announced today that director Michael Bay has signed a two-picture deal with the studio, which will commence this spring with the filming of Pain and Gain, and will be followed by the next installment in the hit Transformers franchise.

Based on a true story, Pain and Gain follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. First told in an article from the Miami New Times, Pain and Gain, will be directed by Bay and will star Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Expected to begin production in early spring, the movie's producers include Bay, Donald De Line and Ian Bryce.

Following Pain and Gain, Bay will bring audiences a new take on the Transformers franchise as he begins production on the fourth installment in the hit series of movies based on the best-selling Hasbro toyline. The third, and most recent installment of the franchise,Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is the fourth highest global grossing film of all time with 1.124 billion dollars of worldwide box office success. Directed by Bay, the movie will re-unite the filmmaking team from the hit franchise, including producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto and Ian Bryce; and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Paramount Pictures will release the film on June 29th, 2014.

"Michael has been working on Pain and Gain for a number of years but has patiently waited for the perfect casting to trigger a start," said Adam Goodman, President of Paramount's Film Group. "Clearly his patience has paid off as we couldn't be more excited about this combo. His passion for this project is just awesome."

Pain & Gain was released April 26th, 2013.

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

Sources: Paramount Pictures

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  • Beasterly • 3 years ago

    Either get Michael Bay a group of actual writers who know movies and Transformers, or do the right thing and just get rid of Michael Bay and make an actually Transformers movie! Who ever the director is should be forced to take notes from "Transformers The Movie" from 1986. Get a good idea what Transformers actually is and what to do to make things go right! Oh yeah, it should be a reboot because even though I was at opening night for each one of the three films, they need to not continue that story. So please stop Michael Bay before he does something stupid.

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    • RyanMoranMita • 4 years ago

      nice nice make sure this a good villan

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      • titanictom • 4 years ago

        What about Bad Boys 3!!!!!!!!!!

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        • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

          @ghostman I knew this would happen as well. I cannot wait for it! It'll be interesting to see a Transformers movie be only focused on the Autobots and Decepticons, rather than the human aspect being involved like previous three movies.

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          • ghostman • 4 years ago

            I knew this was going to happen! So excited to hear this :)

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            • Salemwolf711 • 4 years ago

              he should have stop with transformers 3

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              • err2005 • 4 years ago

                mark walberg and the rock? should I assume it's a comedy?

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                • doubler0522 • 4 years ago

                  THIS IS AWESOME NEWS !!!!!!!!

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                  • dfella • 4 years ago

                    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES LOL

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                    • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                      @jonspidey07 Maybe we will see the Dinobots and Unicron in Transformers 4 ?

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                      • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

                        It'd be different if it wasn't Michael Bay... again.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                          Hmm, just realized, it will be my 24th birthday. What a way to celebrate it :D

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                          • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                            "I never knew that pointing out films faults was the same as hating, simply because a majority of the people disagrees with your opinion. If that's the case, what the f*ck am I doing here?" If @narrator leaves MW because of this, I will be a complete bastard to everyone I feel made him do so.

                            Now that I've said that, here's my thoughts on Transformers:

                            They aren't anything special, but could be. However, because we the audience continuously make these films top grossing blockbusters, Bay and co. see no reason, and rightfully so in all honesty, to change formula. Why change what works for the masses? It isn't just Transformers--Twilight falls into the same dilemma. The films won't get better as long as audiences keep pouring their hard-earned money into these films.

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                            • jonspidey07 • 4 years ago

                              hell yes!

                              my dads taking some time to like these movies but at least theres still time to introduce him to this brand

                              theres a ton more characters to explore in the Transformers universe

                              Id really love to see the Dinobots and Unicron

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                              • newtron • 4 years ago

                                @narrator : I agree on most of your points, especially about having a "creative leash" on Bay and the score. Of course, I'm not sure if putting a leash on him is even possible at this point, but here's hoping. It was those over-the-top, adolescent pubescent elements that almost killed the franchise for me. And I think one has to remember that pubescent teenage boys was the audience Bay was going for. I would think so anyway. And I completely and whole-heartedly agree with you about the score, and this is coming from a composer. From movie 1, I was dissatisfied with it. I felt all three scores were examples of lazy writing, and not much effort was put into making it memorable and matching what was on screen. It most definitely wasn't a sci-fi score. There was action, but a sorry effort put forth by Jablonsky. Just go ahead and bring in James Newton Howard, maybe even Brian Tyler on the next one, and we'll be set LOL

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                                • newtron • 4 years ago

                                  NOOOOooooooooo (sobs)

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                                  • youngrizo • 4 years ago

                                    @narrator The middle portion was geared towards all the people constantly saying they need to make the robots look like they did in the cartoon series. not directly at you.

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                                    • jae1169 • 4 years ago

                                      Why?

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                                      • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                        @narrator Even I saw faults in the trilogy, but I decided not to explore them. I'd end up loosing interest after a while. But, when I do, especially in my reviews, there are times where the overall product debunks the bad

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                                        • narrator • 4 years ago

                                          To those who agreed with me (@dan1, @bawnian-dexeus, @brian), great. Glad to see I'm not alone in such thoughts. You guys are absolutely right (because as @zanyzap likes to claim, I'm always right, and that makes you right.)

                                          To those who don't, that's fine. An opinion is an opinion, and if you folks enjoyed the score, so be it. I found it amusing, then annoying, and then just misplaced. This is a sci-fi epic, and Jablonski grounded the film in too much patriotic-like texture, that I often forget we were watching a sci-fi film first and foremost, and not an Oliver Stone new age film. (Maybe that's a bit excessive, but what the f*ck.) Have I listened to the score? What type of stupid question is that? Yeah, I have, and it could be considered good (as was Jablonski's "The Island" score). But does it fit the series? F*ck no.

                                          As for people not agreeing with me about Bay needing reeling in, and the films being good fun... well same old, same old. People are willing to settle for entertaining, versus good. Not me.

                                          @felipe-11, we'll agree to disagree on the score. But Spielberg getting more involved isn't asking a lot. Jackson was HIGHLY involved with Tintin, and Spielberg didn't mind one bit because of their mutual respect for the other (and the possibility of Jackson directing the sequel was there as well). I'm not asking for a whole lot from the bloke. Spielberg was quite involved in Super 8, why not this project? After all, he read the dailies for the first film, and was highly vocal about the project back in the day. That hardly seems to be the case for the last two installments. Forgive me if I feel that says something about the series' recline in quality, and if I feel he should help reign in the guy he hired. Baby-sitting's not what I'm going for. All I want is a playpen (boundaries) set up for Bay. I know -it'd probably tickle his ego and never happen. Funny thing, I mentioned that at the end of my first comment...

                                          @youngrizo, I have no idea where the middle portion of your comment came from in regards to me. I never had a problem with the actual Transformers. In fact, I thought they were f*cking great. As for the direction he went with DotM, I agree, he was getting there. My overly long review even gave the film 4 stars, which went to a 3.5 after I saw it two more times. Still good, yes, but I'm no settler. It could have been better, should have been better, and hopefully it will be better. I can't say much more than that.

                                          @dan1, by all means, borrow away. I'm flattered you thought so much of the comment I was just pointing a few things out. And no, you're not clueless haters. You're film critics, with a point. Others will learn that fact in time.

                                          FYI, to any fans of the series - know that I've defended it many a time from "haters" (overused word). I do not hate, rather I point out fact based arguments against the final product, and hope things can change. I never knew that pointing out films faults was the same as hating, simply because a majority of the people disagrees with your opinion. If that's the case, what the f*ck am I doing here?

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