Confirmed! Michael Bay to Direct ‘Transformers 5′Posted 12:12 pm on Friday, September 28th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Michael Bay, famed director of “Pearl Harbor” and “The Rock,” is currently hard at work in pre-production of the fourth installment in the “Transformers” franchise. Immediate speculation surrounded his plans to continue the franchise, but a recent interview with actor Glenn Morshower reported that Bay is coming back. Morshower was in Kansas City for the Con X convention when he leaked the information, according to Examiner. With the monster success of the first three films, Bay is set to provide some more action-packed thrills with at least two more “Transformers” films.
Because Spielberg Says So
Morshower was recently filming the opening lines to a new Universal Studios ride, and was told by Stephen Spielberg the producer of all three films that they had to shoot “Transformers” 4 & 5 back to back. Spielberg stated “You know we’ve got you set to do the fourth one and probably the fifth one on the heels of that.” What this means to Morshower, and the rest of us, is that Michael Bay will be back.
Bay On Board
The cast and crew are slated to begin shooting in December according to Morshower’s sources and it was recently reported by Screen Rant that are slated to begin soon. Director Michael Bay spent his early career working on advertisements and music videos with stars like Donny Osmond, Tina Turner and Lionel Richie. He was also the executive producer for “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon,” and produced other movies like “Friday the 13th.”
Michael Bay stated recently that he changed his mind on working with the “Transformers” team after the unveiling of the 3D “Transformers” ride at Universal Studios. He told the Huffington Post recently that he is a busy guy, but that “I thought I was done. Than the ride came out and the two and a half hour lines. And then your’re thinking, “Oh my god, someone’s going to take this over.” And you start doing a lot of soul searching. Like Ok, I’m about to do a little movie, “Pain & Gain” … and the studio says that they want to restart the franchise. And someone could come in here and screw it up you know? So I’m thinking that if I do this last one, we set it on a new footing, 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. You Know?”
Bay thought that the third film was going to be his last venture, but like he told the Huffington Post, it’s standing there watching the thrill that people have with the franchise that made him second guess that decision. Even though Michael Bay is developing projects left and right, his priority as a director is focused on more “Transformers.” With surefire battle sequences and awesome visual effects, the next films in the franchise are sure to pack a punch.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.