Michael Bay is returning to Detroit in “Transformers 4.” The Michigan Film Office has issued a press release about the movie now that it’s been approved to film in the state, and the release gives us our best taste of what’s in store in the new “Transformers” movie.
Here’s the synopsis as posted in the press release [via /Film:
“As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control — all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.”
This snippet talks about the movie in some broad strokes, but at least we get a sense of how this movie will work in the greater “Transformers” universe. The fact that it mentions that Autobots and Decepticons have “all but vanished from the face of the planet” gives us the sense that there’s a chance they could return, but maybe not since Bay has previously teased that the new “Transformers” trilogy will feature a new set of fighting robots.
“Transformers 4” is due out on June 27, 2014. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Raynor and Nicola Peltz. The film will reportedly head to space. Back in February, Bay said of the film, “We keep the Transformers the way they were, it’s just four years later. There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go.”