“Transformers 4” may be a year away, but it doesn’t stop people from talking about its direction and development process.
For starters, Badass Digest is reporting that “Transformers 4” will actually be a sequel, not a reboot or re-imagining despite what Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura have said. The story would however be from the perspective of the Robots and not Sam Witwicky. It’s also unsure whether any of the original human cast will return.
An insider close to the project had this to say:
“Michael realized it needs to be more like the last hour [of Dark of the Moon],” this source told me. So expect lots of big action, lots of carnage, lots of military badasses, very few silly bits.
I feel like Transformers 4 could be the movie where they finally make the robots the center of the story. Rather than having the robots as sidekicks to whatever Sam is going through, the film could well finally place them right in the middle, with their character beats fueling the narrative. The ‘narrative.’ That would at least give fans something closer to what they want – people come to a Transformers movie to see what Optimus Prime et al are doing, not to find out how Sam Witwicky’s job search is going.”
This certainly would be a welcome change as the Transformers should always be about the Robots and not some puny human and his supermodel girlfriend(s). I’m extremely excited about this potential new direction, however, I am also well aware that the possibility of having a film with CGI robots as the lead may not be ideal. Regardless, I’m exciting about a new “Transformers” movie and you probably should be too even if you’ve hated the franchise so far.