‘Transformers 4’ to Possibly Be Set and Shot in China

Director Michael Bay is mulling over ways to make his upcoming sequel a Chinese co-production.
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‘Transformers 4’ to Possibly Be Set and Shot in China

Transformers 4 may be set and shot in China When you look at yesterday's story about potential cast members for Transformers 4, one would assume that this sequel will be set in the United States, like the first three movies. Today, an intriguing report has surfaced that director Michael Bay and Paramount are trying to work out a deal for Transformers 4 to be shot and set in China.

The rationale behind this is purely financial, since this would help ensure a wide release in the burgeoning Chinese market. Box office sales in China grew 35% last year, making it the second-largest international market behind Japan. The Chinese government recently expanded their quota for foreign movies shown in their country from 20 to 34, although foreign productions still have a number of hoops to jump through to ensure a wide release in China. Iron Man 3 employed a similar tactic, shooting a portion of the film in China to become a Chinese co-production.

It isn't known how this will affect the story, which we reported earlier this week will take place four years after Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Ehren Kruger is still working on the script at this time, so we'll have to wait and see if China truly does play a major part in the story.

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

Sources:Vulture

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  • brady1138 • 3 years ago

    @instead8909 The original Transformers show (which were over glorified due to nostalgia, like many franchises are) almost always have humans in them because an audience has to connect with the story, just like these movies. The only way you could make a movie set on a CGI planet with all CGI characters and have it work is to make the robots subtly human-like with emotions and feeling, like Wall-E. Knowing Michael Bay, there's a better chance of subtle characterization in his movies than North Korea becoming a Democratic Republic.

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    • Dark-White-Knight • 3 years ago

      They've done that with TF2 didn't go so well

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      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

        of course there isn't a story to them, but it's fun to watch.

        Bay isn't known as a story teller, now if PJ and Bay got together - scratch that, Bay would terrorize Pete, and Pete would make him wait until the screen play is just right.

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        • youngrizo • 3 years ago

          @instead8909 .... @brady1138 is right. Look at it as a logical person, if you want a transformers movie at all, you have to compromise, and humans in a transformers story don't ruin the transformers story... the stories themselves are not very good at all to begin with

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          • instead8909 • 3 years ago

            @brady1138 no you don't, do you know that the robots have plenty of stories that don't have humans involved. On Cibertron and a pre-earth planet.We don't need humans in it, the reason Bay has humans in his films is because he wanted to base it on earth and the time before they left.

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            • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

              @felipe-11 I've got bad news for you bro lol

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              • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                I hope so; if I see New York destroyed in a movie one more time I'll f*cking shoot my f*cking brains out.

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                • Martin-Eriksson • 3 years ago

                  @fanboy I'm pretty sure that your old Transformers toys are marked "made in China"

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                    @ghostman Good old America

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                    • ghostman • 3 years ago

                      @bawnian-dexeus Oops, I meant they originated in Japan, as part of the Takara toyline. The toys which would be re-purposed to become the first generation of Transformers were designed by a number of companies, some Japanese. The concept to unify them as 'Transformers' was American.

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                      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                        @fanboy@ghostman Manufactured, yes, but not created

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                        • brady1138 • 3 years ago

                          @therealGoku Because that would be boring for almost everyone except the hardcore fans. I would be included in the "non-fan" category myself, having never grown up with Transformers. You need humans to make this story relevant (if "story" is what you want to call this series...)

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                          • ghostman • 3 years ago

                            @fanboy Transformers did originate from China back before they became popular in America.

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                            • fanboy • 3 years ago

                              F*ck China! Transformers are American, not f*cking Chinese! Sure they will gain some more audience in China, but they will also loose some in the US, because you know Americans.

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                              • rudy • 3 years ago

                                @ROFLitschristian or in japan.

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                                • rudy • 3 years ago

                                  Even our movies are getting outsourced.

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                                  • crypt • 3 years ago

                                    Woopie.

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                                    • Tyman489 • 3 years ago

                                      I am all for this I am excited to see what Bay will do (probably just more explosions) but with a whole new cast I think it will be interesting. But if they were ever to shoot a movie on cybertron, it would have to be a prequel, since cybertron was destroyed.

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                                      • jasonkat • 3 years ago

                                        Let me guess.. there will be chinse bots fighting w each other, or maybe an american bot w a chinse bot, lol

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                                        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                          @therealGoku that is what i thought was originally going to be shown in Transformers 4, and that it would take place entirely through out the whole movie on cybertron. But, i guess that is not the case unfortunately.

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