‘Transformers 4’ Confirmed for June 29, 2014

Director Michael Bay will shoot ‘Pain and Gain’ first, and will follow that up with ‘Transformers 4’, arriving June 2014.

Transformers 4 set for release June 29, 2014
Transformers 4 set for release June 29, 2014
Paramount Pictures announced today that director Michael Bay has signed a two-picture deal with the studio, which will commence this spring with the filming of Pain and Gain, and will be followed by the next installment in the hit Transformers franchise.

Based on a true story, Pain and Gain follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. First told in an article from the Miami New Times, Pain and Gain, will be directed by Bay and will star Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Expected to begin production in early spring, the movie's producers include Bay, Donald De Line and Ian Bryce.

Following Pain and Gain, Bay will bring audiences a new take on the Transformers franchise as he begins production on the fourth installment in the hit series of movies based on the best-selling Hasbro toyline. The third, and most recent installment of the franchise,Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is the fourth highest global grossing film of all time with 1.124 billion dollars of worldwide box office success. Directed by Bay, the movie will re-unite the filmmaking team from the hit franchise, including producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto and Ian Bryce; and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Paramount Pictures will release the film on June 29th, 2014.

"Michael has been working on Pain and Gain for a number of years but has patiently waited for the perfect casting to trigger a start," said Adam Goodman, President of Paramount's Film Group. "Clearly his patience has paid off as we couldn't be more excited about this combo. His passion for this project is just awesome."

Pain & Gain was released April 26th, 2013 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Bar Paly, Rebel Wilson. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Sources: Paramount Pictures

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  1. Beasterly

    Either get Michael Bay a group of actual writers who know movies and Transformers, or do the right thing and just get rid of Michael Bay and make an actually Transformers movie! Who ever the director is should be forced to take notes from "Transformers The Movie" from 1986. Get a good idea what Transformers actually is and what to do to make things go right! Oh yeah, it should be a reboot because even though I was at opening night for each one of the three films, they need to not continue that story. So please stop Michael Bay before he does something stupid.

    3 years agoby @BeasterlyFlag

  2. RyanMoran

    nice nice make sure this a good villan

    3 years agoby @RyanMoranMitaFlag

  3. Titanictom

    What about Bad Boys 3!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  4. Sean

    @ghostman I knew this would happen as well. I cannot wait for it! It'll be interesting to see a Transformers movie be only focused on the Autobots and Decepticons, rather than the human aspect being involved like previous three movies.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Ghostman

    I knew this was going to happen! So excited to hear this :)

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  6. Salemwolf711

    he should have stop with transformers 3

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  7. Err

    mark walberg and the rock? should I assume it's a comedy?

    3 years agoby @err2005Flag

  8. DoubleR0522


    3 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  9. Dfella504

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES LOL

    3 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  10. Sean

    @jonspidey07 Maybe we will see the Dinobots and Unicron in Transformers 4 ?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    It'd be different if it wasn't Michael Bay... again.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Hmm, just realized, it will be my 24th birthday. What a way to celebrate it :D

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. ejk1

    "I never knew that pointing out films faults was the same as hating, simply because a majority of the people disagrees with your opinion. If that's the case, what the f*ck am I doing here?" If @narrator leaves MW because of this, I will be a complete bastard to everyone I feel made him do so.

    Now that I've said that, here's my thoughts on Transformers:
    They aren't anything special, but could be. However, because we the audience continuously make these films top grossing blockbusters, Bay and co. see no reason, and rightfully so in all honesty, to change formula. Why change what works for the masses? It isn't just Transformers--Twilight falls into the same dilemma. The films won't get better as long as audiences keep pouring their hard-earned money into these films.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. JonSpidey07

    hell yes!

    my dads taking some time to like these movies but at least theres still time to introduce him to this brand

    theres a ton more characters to explore in the Transformers universe

    Id really love to see the Dinobots and Unicron

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  15. Newtron

    @narrator : I agree on most of your points, especially about having a "creative leash" on Bay and the score. Of course, I'm not sure if putting a leash on him is even possible at this point, but here's hoping. It was those over-the-top, adolescent pubescent elements that almost killed the franchise for me. And I think one has to remember that pubescent teenage boys was the audience Bay was going for. I would think so anyway. And I completely and whole-heartedly agree with you about the score, and this is coming from a composer. From movie 1, I was dissatisfied with it. I felt all three scores were examples of lazy writing, and not much effort was put into making it memorable and matching what was on screen. It most definitely wasn't a sci-fi score. There was action, but a sorry effort put forth by Jablonsky. Just go ahead and bring in James Newton Howard, maybe even Brian Tyler on the next one, and we'll be set LOL

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  16. Newtron

    NOOOOooooooooo (sobs)

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  17. Youngrizo

    @narrator The middle portion was geared towards all the people constantly saying they need to make the robots look like they did in the cartoon series. not directly at you.

    3 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

  18. jae1169


    3 years agoby @jae1169Flag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator Even I saw faults in the trilogy, but I decided not to explore them. I'd end up loosing interest after a while. But, when I do, especially in my reviews, there are times where the overall product debunks the bad

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. the Narrator

    To those who agreed with me (@dan1, @bawnian-dexeus, @brian), great. Glad to see I'm not alone in such thoughts. You guys are absolutely right (because as @zanyzap likes to claim, I'm always right, and that makes you right.)

    To those who don't, that's fine. An opinion is an opinion, and if you folks enjoyed the score, so be it. I found it amusing, then annoying, and then just misplaced. This is a sci-fi epic, and Jablonski grounded the film in too much patriotic-like texture, that I often forget we were watching a sci-fi film first and foremost, and not an Oliver Stone new age film. (Maybe that's a bit excessive, but what the f*ck.) Have I listened to the score? What type of stupid question is that? Yeah, I have, and it could be considered good (as was Jablonski's "The Island" score). But does it fit the series? F*ck no.

    As for people not agreeing with me about Bay needing reeling in, and the films being good fun... well same old, same old. People are willing to settle for entertaining, versus good. Not me.

    @felipe-11, we'll agree to disagree on the score. But Spielberg getting more involved isn't asking a lot. Jackson was HIGHLY involved with Tintin, and Spielberg didn't mind one bit because of their mutual respect for the other (and the possibility of Jackson directing the sequel was there as well). I'm not asking for a whole lot from the bloke. Spielberg was quite involved in Super 8, why not this project? After all, he read the dailies for the first film, and was highly vocal about the project back in the day. That hardly seems to be the case for the last two installments. Forgive me if I feel that says something about the series' recline in quality, and if I feel he should help reign in the guy he hired. Baby-sitting's not what I'm going for. All I want is a playpen (boundaries) set up for Bay. I know -it'd probably tickle his ego and never happen. Funny thing, I mentioned that at the end of my first comment...

    @youngrizo, I have no idea where the middle portion of your comment came from in regards to me. I never had a problem with the actual Transformers. In fact, I thought they were f*cking great. As for the direction he went with DotM, I agree, he was getting there. My overly long review even gave the film 4 stars, which went to a 3.5 after I saw it two more times. Still good, yes, but I'm no settler. It could have been better, should have been better, and hopefully it will be better. I can't say much more than that.

    @dan1, by all means, borrow away. I'm flattered you thought so much of the comment I was just pointing a few things out. And no, you're not clueless haters. You're film critics, with a point. Others will learn that fact in time.

    FYI, to any fans of the series - know that I've defended it many a time from "haters" (overused word). I do not hate, rather I point out fact based arguments against the final product, and hope things can change. I never knew that pointing out films faults was the same as hating, simply because a majority of the people disagrees with your opinion. If that's the case, what the f*ck am I doing here?

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  21. Photoman

    The truth is the third Transformers is great and Bay tried new things in that movie. I liked it a lot. Sooooo I don't mind the fourth chapter.
    And the Pain and Gain thing sounds interesting with that cast.

    3 years agoby @photomanFlag

  22. Replicant

    Also, I thought Pain and Gain was already shooting, or a least advanced in production. Not even that? He's been talking about this sh*t forever, how long is it gonna take to shoot this?

    If it comes out next year, he'll only have 1 year to do TF4 (because these cow-milking SOBs aren't gonna delay it for anything) and we'll once again get a terrible underdeveloped film.

    If he delays Pain and Gain again he'll sign a deal to direct TF5 and 6 before he ever goes back to that project.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  23. Replicant

    @narrator@tropicthunder217 I highly disagree with you on the score. The trilogy's score is the only PERFECT thing about this franchise to me. Jablonsky does a perfect job at capturing the feel of an epic large scale event on Earth and mixing it with the right amount of sci-fi. It's just a shame Michael Bay doesn't. The only thing I'm looking forward to about this is the Jablonsky's score.

    And I don't even know why you would expect Spielberg to be more involved, he's not gonna. He just puts his name there and keeps to himself, and frankly, who could blame him? The man isn't Bay's babysitter, if he can't make a good movie himself Spielberg isn't gonna make it for him. If Steven had to be "more involved" in everything he produces he wouldn't even have time to make his own films.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  24. childofharlem

    This will suck the first 3 was great but they talking about this will be a reboot o_0

    3 years agoby @childofharlemFlag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator I liked the soundtrack for the first film. The others were ok.

    @youngrizo A TF movie without humans would be great. We've already seen in the mythos and past films that the machines are capable of emotion, so why not? I mean, they will be voiced eventually.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  26. Sean

    @junior-roberts I don't have any problem with movie being made, as long as it is done right by Michael Bay.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  27. Dan

    @brian So we're clueless haters for agreeing with @narrator.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  28. Junior Roberts

    I don't know about y'all, but I'm actually excited for this news. The last Transformers movie was great. @youngrizo best summed it up. I suggest you guys stop hating already cause we all know one way or another, you are gonna see it. If not, whats the point of even commenting...

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag


    Would they just let this go, my god does Bay have nothing else to do :(.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  30. Youngrizo

    @narrator, the only thing I agree with on your list is changing the writer.

    I'm not going to lie, I would love to see what a different director can bring to this, much the same way Paul Greengrass seemed to come in and be the perfect fit for the style of movie the Bourne films needed to be.

    I feel as though Bay would be much more suited for the G.I. Joe franchise since he loves working with military elements so much.

    However that being said, I also like his work on DOTM, he finally moved in what I felt was the right direction, it had far less comedy than the previous 2, no teenage love BS that has no place in these films, and felt grittier with high stakes. I'm not saying it's a shining example of story telling but it was a good sign that they finally heard what people wanted from the movies.

    I hate to break it to all the fans of the G1 series but they aren't going to make the robot designs simpler, you have to look at it from an artists point of view, even as a kid, to me those designs while they looked cool at the time, made no sense in a real sense... there was no thought to scale and transformation style and all that makes the illusion possible. If you watch a movie with g1 designs in a real world setting, it would be as bad as watching Power Rangers. It's just not an artistically sound option. Think about the fact that they designed these things from the ground up to be something that when they transform, you don't question the possibility of it cause it looks like if a car transformed into a robot that's what it might look like. All the parts have to fit otherwise you sit there noticing and calling out every little inconsistency. Remember how badly cut ROTF was? when characters would be in one place in one scene then a completely different place the next and it made you shake your fist at the screen? this would be worse than that.

    As for the inclusion of humans in the movie, it has to be done again for the illusion, you can't have a giant alien robot war happen on earth without humans noticing and governments trying to butt in. It's logic, pure and simple. You can make a movie based on cybertron, cut out human involvement and hope that people want to see a movie that has no people in it.... good luck making a profit from that.

    Remember Firefly? that's what happens when you appease your loyal fans and don't generate enough buzz with anyone else to stay in business. Then they call you a cult classic, pat you on the back and say "yay you didn't sell out"... but now no one can have more firefly even though the fans want it.

    Now going back to your list, I also wanted to point out that you forget Spielberg went with Bay on this... he is the one who made the call, he asked Bay if he wanted it and initially Bay didn't even want it cause he didn't think it was possible to make anything out of Transformers as a series, til Hasbro sold him on there idea.

    3 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

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