It’s still over a week until Transformers: Age of Extinction makes us fall in love with Bay-hem all over again, but rest assured, Trans4mers won’t be the last “robots in disguise” movie to roll out in the multiplex if Paramount Pictures has there way. At the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain studio bigwigs laid out their plans, and future Transformers films have a big part to play in those plans. Yes fans, in 2016, it’s time to bring on Tran5formers. (Spelling intentional. And trademarked. Probably not by us.)
During the presentation in Barcelona, Edward Ryan of Paramount Pictures International, as proxy for Paramount’s president of international for theatrical Anthony Marcoly, unveiled a line-up future films for the studio that leans heavily on franchises and 3D. So 2015 will see Terminator: Genesis, Friday the 13th, Mission Impossible 5, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 all to be released in our local fine movie houses.
The next summer, 2016, Tran5formers will lead the way along with Paranormal Activity 5, Beverly Hills Cop 4, G.I. Joe 3, Hansel and Gretel 2, Star Trek 3 and the improbable remake of Ben Hur directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
As for this summer, Paramount has what they’re calling a “summer’s triple pack” that includes Transformers: Age of Extinction, Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Reels and clips from all three projects were played for exhibitors, and if you’ve noticed that two out of three of those pack offerings have an association with Michael Bay, there’s no moss on you. Indeed, another reel was played, a sizzle reel, for a future Bay film. Now if you don’t know, a sizzle reel is a kind of thematic project to give people a taste of what a film will look like in terms of tone and mood, but without any actual footage from the project.
So what is this mysterious film that could lure away Bay from the Transformers once more? It’s called Project Almanac and it’s about a group of high school students that build a time machine. Presumably, this is apart from that Hot Tub Time Machine sequel, and presumably it has nothing to do with that “killer robot driving instructor” time travel movie that Ron Howard’s attached to make. Really though, might this be an elaborate justification for Bay to get a Linkin Park cover of a certain Aerosmith song. It could work, the lyrics can be read any number of ways…
You don’t have to miss a thing, WHEN YOU HAVE A TIME MACHINE! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter