Michael Bay on Transformers 4
The director has been discussing his return to the franchise and his upcoming movie Pain & Gain.
So, it is only months since Michael Bay said he was done with the Transformers series then had an about-face and decided that he probably could manage to churn out another money spinner based on the 80s toys.
Now with his new film, Pain & Gain heading to cinemas next year and Transformers following in 2014, the director has been discussing his projects with The Huffington Post.
“I thought I was done,” he recalls of previous claims that Transformers: Dark of the Moon would be his final entry into the franchise. ”Then the ride came out and the two-and-a-half-hour lines. And then you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, someone’s going to take this over?’ And you start doing a lot of soul-searching… I’m thinking that if I do this last one, we set it on a new footing and we change a lot of things, but we keep the history of the three in place. But we broaden it so it can be set up and be carried on — it would have a better chance for survival, I guess… The bottom line is, when you go to Universal Studios and you have the two-and-a-half-hour line, it’s hard to give it up. You birth a baby and you want to carry it on.”
He added that this is likely to be his last Transformers movie, but then again he said the same following Dark of The Moon, so it is anyone’s guess just how close to that promise he sticks.
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