‘Transformers 4’ Synopsis Revealed, Shooting Begins This Spring in Michigan

Director Michael Bay's sci-fi action sequel will feature a group of powerful businessmen and scientists 'pushing the boundaries of technology.'
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‘Transformers 4’ Synopsis Revealed, Shooting Begins This Spring in Michigan

Transformers 4 will start shooting this spring in Detroit While it was believed that director Michael Bay's Transformers 4 will begin production in Chicago this summer, the action sequel will actually start shooting in Detroit this spring. The Michigan Film Board has granted a $20 million incentive on the proposed $81.9 million they plan on spending in the state of Michigan. Although an exact production start date wasn't given, the Michigan Film Board press release did include a synopsis.

We can't include the synopsis as it appeared, but we can tell you that the story will begin some 4 years after the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Most of the Autobots and Decepticons have disappeared from earth, while a group of scientists study the aliens in hopes of learning more about them, and the technology they have to offer, and how it can help mankind. Meanwhile, a Transformer from a bygone era reemerges with plans to take over the planet, and enslave mankind. This kicks off a new franchise trilogy that will bring the Autobots back to defend their human companions and help fight for justice and freedom.

Here's what Michigan Film Board director Margaret O'Riley said about the franchise returning to Detroit.

"It speaks volumes about all Michigan has to offer that Transformers is returning once again to our state. This project will shine another bright spotlight on Michigan and provide tremendous opportunities for our cast, crew and support services."

2007's Transformers and 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon were both shot in Detroit. It isn't known how long the production will remain in Detroit, but the report from earlier this week revealed the Chicago shoot will start in June and run through October. The story, written by Ehren Kruger, will be set four years after the events in 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor are the only confirmed cast members at this point.

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

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  • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

    BOOOOOOOOOO I DONT WANT OPTIMUS PRIME TO DISSAPEAR BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • vanboy • 2 years ago

      @jasonkat I don't think the government had much to say about a kid keeping his alien car, when the only thing saving Humanity from destruction was the alien cars they were trying to keep locked down. It's like, "Let my car go and let me keep it or we all die, period."

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      • vanboy • 2 years ago

        Hopefully the Autobots are nowhere in sight, because they changed their designs to Gen 1 models so nobody recognises them, and they can really hide this time and to play it low key. It's Bay's last chance to save the franchise in my eyes. Make the fans happy and make Prime a Peterbuilt and Bumblebee a 2014 VW Beetle!

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        • vanboy • 2 years ago

          @roberto Mata, "So many questions to be answered on the next exciting episode of...TRANSFORMERS..!"

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          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

            @SherlockHolmes2009 Yeah, i think i would rather see Unicron as well.

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            • SherlockHolmes2009 • 2 years ago

              @themoviefanatic Yea I would like to see both but if I had to choose, Id rather see Unicron. With Godzilla and Pacific Rim coming out I think some people just confuse all 3 or that each ones ripping off the other

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              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                @SherlockHolmes2009 Yeah, i think i would be okay with either one being in Transformers 4.

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                • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                  I expect a riveting story.

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                  • SherlockHolmes2009 • 2 years ago

                    @themoviefanatic Well some fans really wanna see Dinobots in the Transformers series but alot of fans would prefer seeing Unicron in the next film, kind of like seeing a live action version of the 1986 animated Transformers film

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                    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                      @SherlockHolmes2009 One of the two? I guess if they have one or the other in the movie, either one one would be cool to see in the movie if it won't be both of them.

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                      • SherlockHolmes2009 • 2 years ago

                        @themoviefanatic Its really one of a few routes they can take really. Fans have been wanting either Unicron or the Dinobots in the films so I think theyll do one of the 2

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                        • Kevin-Quiveors • 2 years ago

                          One word: Unicron!!!

                          PLEEEEEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                          • jasonkat • 2 years ago

                            Personally, I think that when dealing with a transformers film, You gotta keep the "people" from coming back for the next chapter,

                            I feel that TF1 was the best1 "yet".. TF2 should have taken a way diff. direction. There was no point of bringing back 70% of the cast back other than Sam (Shia) and Mikaela (fox) and maybe sam's parents, and maybe John Keller (Jon Voight) too!.

                            The rest NO NO!,

                            The GOV. would NOT have let sam keep his alien car, noway in hell.

                            TF3 is another story. better than part2 but still dull storytelling wise.

                            Now TF4... Should be the direction part2 should have taken. We yet to find out. I dont care if it takes place on earth either.

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                            • Geric-Ramos • 2 years ago

                              much more less...

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                              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                @skywise Maybe he had changed his mind about that one point?

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                                • kingbrady • 2 years ago

                                  it can only be Unicron

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                                  • Stallone-Jackson • 2 years ago

                                    UNICRON

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                                    • ChiRep-1 • 2 years ago

                                      @narrator Hah! I think we can all agree that anything outside of his "tough guy" persona is asking for trouble, the only exception being Ted.

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                                      • redcameraman • 2 years ago

                                        Eh, I'm not that excited for this 4th installment.

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                                        • ghostman • 2 years ago

                                          Human enslavement?

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