The Transformers franchise is about to get it’s regular scheduled maintenance overhaul, with a new cast and new story line. This is more of a reboot than a sequel to Michael Bay’s last run at the franchise. One fresh face, Mark Wahlberg, claims Transformers 4 isn’t some cheap money grabbing scheme, but a brand new story line that draw’s in fresh faces.
In the midst of promoting Allen Hughes’ American crime drama Broken City, the Wahlberg spoke about what he’s now calling ” the most challenging role that I’ve played.”, something we find really hard to believe. After the great working relationship Mark and Michael had on the upcoming comedy Pain and Gain Mark said:
“He said to me (on set), ‘What do you think about doing a Transformers movie with me?’ I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do?’ He told me and I said, ‘Absolutely!'”
This may have been thanks to the Internet’s involvement in the rumors of Mark’s involvement and we might never know fully, but according to the actor he’s not in it for the money. According to Mark, this is his chance to get into more family-friendly Hollywood films and an entire market of children just waiting for a man with a Boston accent.
“I said, ‘Don’t worry, guys, this is not me taking a paycheck and running with it. This is me trying to … I liked what the guys did with, like, The Avengers, for instance. When I watched that movie I was not interested in seeing it at all, but it was entertaining for me as well as for my kids. I think they did a really good job, and we want to do something special with it, so I’m excited about it.”
So after speaking with producers Steven Spielberg and Brian Grazer what Wahlberg is trying to do is become more family oriented for the kids, but didn’t he already do that with Ted? You can’t get more family-friendly then a talking bear, cocaine and Nerd Bastard’s Editor-in-Chief Luke Gallagher dancing behind Flash Gordon, it’s just science. It will be interesting though to see how Mark and Transformers 4 will play out in their connection to the past three films or it’s lack there of in the future.
Transformers 4 begins shooting in May of 2013 and arrives in theaters everywhere June 27th, 2014.
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Don’t click the jump if you don’t want to know about the leaked script details.
Unleashthefanboy is claiming to have a script from the upcoming Transformers IV. They are reporting that the plot takes place four years after Transformers: Dark of The Moon and the villain is none other than UNICRON (pictured below) Here’s the other spoiler: His plan is to destroy the Earth. I’ll let that sink in, who could have expected that?
The opening is very much like the other films, with a generic “crisis montage”. All the major news networks are scrambling to cover the event, fearing that another alien attack is on its way.Cut to a giant metal space ball, hurtling through the atmosphere, landing right beside Stonehenge. It creates a cylindrical portal and launches an unseen entity into another dimension. As you can imagine, this agitates pretty much everyone, and the Autobots assemble to figure out what the hell is going on.This is Primus… Unicron killer and all around good guy
Eventually we discover that this giant ball is actually a space ship, designed by an ancient Autobot known as Vector Prime. He’s the guardian of Primus, the one being in the universe that can defeat the planet eating Transformer, and main villain, Unicron. So, Optimus and a handful of Autobots have a grand ol’ time hanging out with Vector Prime, trying to locate Primus.
Meanwhile, Unicron’s flunkies, led by Galvatron, attack a super secret government base in Colorado. This place is important for two reasons
1) It houses Decepticon Corpses (including Megatron)
2) It’s the home of a brand new array of Cybertronian-Earth weapons and armor suits. Imagine Iron Man, but sexier and crazier.
Anyway, Galvatron destroys the installation, plugs into the Decepticon bodies in order to download their memories, and in the process he becomes possessed by Megatron. Yeah… that guy’s back in action.
Oh… and when the base is completely destroyed, one human character (Josie/Circuit Breaker) crawls to safety, but in order to survive, she initiates some weird robotic surgery, and transforms herself into a kickass cyborg.
As you’d expect, there are a handful of other human characters tossed into the mix. There’s a Special Ops Sergeant (Beller) who seems perfectly crafted for Mark Wahlberg, a few reckless kids (Beller’s teenage daughter and her race car driving boyfriend) in the style of Shia Labouf and Megan Fox, but sadly no John Turturro cameo.
Here are the bullet points:
- Optimus, Vector Prime, and a handful of Autobouts travel to Mount St. Hellen on the day of its eruption in order to retrieve Primus from Space & Time… or at least I think that’s what they’ve done. Galvatron/Megatron attacks them, revealing himself to Optimus, and craziness unfolds
- They return to the present in order to defend the portal at Stonehenge against Megatron and his Unicron flunkies, in an attempt to survive long enough to ensure Primus’s return
- Josie/Circuit Breaker goes on a wild binge of Transformer murders, unable to distinguish between Autobots and Decepticons because she’s so damn pissed off, having almost been killed.
- Eventually Josie joins forces with the Autobots.
- As the climatic battle unfolds, with Unicron drawing closer to Earth, a group of Dinobots jump through the portal to assist Optimus. Yeah, I said it… DINOBOTS!
- Unicron arrives, transforming the planet into a mechanical sphere reminscent of Cybertron, but he never gets a chance to finish.
- Primus finally makes his debut. He defeats Unicron, kicks that baddie’s soul out of his gigantic metal body, and creates a new planet out of the corpse, perfectly fit for the Autobots.
- In the midst of Unicron’s defeat, Optimus kills Megatron/Galvatron, and all ends well. Kinda. The closing shot reveals Galvatron’s secluded ship, hovering in space, with two bright red eyes shining from within. DUN DUN DUN!
Seriously, is this any different from the other Transformers movies? Just new faces and same problems. I am hoping that Bay decides to make UNICRON a big cloud of storms. It worked in The Fantastic Four.
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