Fans of transforming robots and paper thin human characters rejoice! Hasbro and Paramount are said to be in talks to not only make parts 4 and 5 of the “Transformers” franchise, but they might end up doing it back-to-back. And get this — director Michael Bay might return after all.
The idea behind shooting two films back-to-back is a pretty simple one: it saves time and cost. Plus, you’re able to put the movies out sooner instead of the 2-3 years that it usually takes to get a movie out. Bay’s 3 “Transformers” films, for instance, took 2 years each, which is considered pretty damn fast in terms of Hollywood studio filmmaking. But if you shot a film back-to-back, you could release them a year apart, similar to the “Matrix” sequels, or the “Lord of the Rings” films.
Bay may or may not end up returning, but one thing’s for certain: Shia LaBeouf has washed his hands off the franchise, and won’t be back. In his stead, Jason Statham’s name has been bandied about, though it’s nothing official. It’s a logical choice, actually, and certainly nothing that would hurt the film. Statham is already a well-known action star, even though human stars wouldn’t really matter, since the transforming robots are the real stars anyhow.
Of course, where would “Transformers” go after the ending of “Dark of the Moon”? Oh, who are we kidding. It’s a movie about transforming alien robots from outer space! They could go anywhere and it would make as much “sense” as the fact that we’re watching movies about transforming alien robots from outer space, for crying out loud.
Via : Variety