What started out as a rumour was quickly dispelled by director Michael Bay, but then not longer after, Bay announced he was reconsidering things for the upcoming fourth instalment in the immensely successful franchise. And now it’s official.
Bay has taken once more to his blog and confirmed he’ll be re-teaming with Wahlberg following Pain & Gain, and he’s given us an awesome new logo to go with it.
Production is set to begin in the spring, with a release already set for Summer 2014, and with Wahlberg now officially a part of the cast, things are looking awesome for the reboot.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon soared past the $1bn. mark last summer, and if all goes well, Paramount could well have another potential member for that elusive club when the film hits in 2014.
Bay is set to reteam with writer Ehren Kruger, who penned Dark of the Moon and Revenge of the Fallen, and after listening to chatter on the Internet, decided to take the next film in a new direction, and one that included Mark Wahlberg.
The as-yet-untitled Transformers 4 will be landing in theatres on 27th June, 2014, and with production set to begin next spring, here’s to hoping we’ll have some more great casting news to bring you soon. For now, here’s the great new logo, which you can click to enlarge, followed by the full press release.
“HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.
“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.
Bay will direct the next installment in the “TRANSFORMERS” series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
Bay’s first “TRANSFORMERS” film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.”