First ‘Transformers 4’ plot details revealed

The new movie starring Mark Wahlberg is expected to begin filming this spring in Detroit, Michigan

The first plot synopsis for Transformers 4 has been released.

A spoiler-free overview of the film’s storyline was included in a press release from Michigan Film Office after the state awarded the blockbuster sequel a financial incentive to shoot there. Filming is expected to begin this spring in Detroit, the state’s largest city.

The press release confirms that the new movie “opens soon after the end of [last instalment] Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, where a great battle left a city torn – but with the world once again saved”.

It then teases: “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.”

Last November (2012), director Michael Bay confirmed that Mark Wahlberg has signed on to star in Transformers 4 after Shia LaBeouf declined to reprise his role from the previous films. Wahlberg has recently promised the new movie will be “very different from the other three”.

Meanwhile, Bay has revealed that Transformers 4 will be the start of a new trilogy and announced that Wahlberg’s co-star will be Jack Reynor, a virtually unknown 21-year-old actor from Ireland. The film is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on June 27, 2014.