Michael Bay has confirmed that he will direct a fourth Transformers film.
The director, who has also been behind the camera for the first three films of the monstrously successful movie franchise, confirmed on his blog Michaelbay.com that he would return as director and that the new movie would be “a whole new reimagining of Transformers.”
He wrote: “Steven Spielberg and I are working on a whole new reimagining of Transformers, the fourth installment. We have been working on the idea for a few months. I’m excited about where it’s headed.”
Bay also confirmed that his next project will be “an edgy black comedy” called Pain And Gain, which will star Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
The director said: “I’m doing a small $20 million dollar edgy black comedy of a true crime story set in Miami called ‘Pain and Gain’ starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwanye Johnson, and very close to signing on a couple other great actors. I’m extremely excited to simplify my film career this spring with a great character piece.”
The third installment of Transformers is the fourth most successful film in box office history, with a worldwide gross of over $1.12 billion (£713 million).
Bay’s comments about a “reimagining” of the franchise would suggest that rumours that the film’s previous star Shia LaBeouf will not return for the fourth film are correct.