This spring Michael Bay steps behind the camera for a fourth time to direct a Transformers movie, promising this next installment will introduce an entirely new story that doesn't feature any of the original trilogy's main human characters (save for a potential cameo that connects it to its predecessors). We know Mark Wahlberg has signed on to star alongside Jack Reynor, and that the film will hit theaters on June 27, 2014. Now word comes from the Michigan Film Office that Transformers 4 has been approved for a film incentive that saves them money, but you don't really care about that stuff because along with this news comes word of a new plot synopsis that gives us an idea of where they're heading this time around.
"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."
Based on that it would seem as if problems arise after some powerful and idiotic humans attempt to experiment with Transformer technology only to find it come back to kick their asses, which is a plot device similar to the one used in the original Jurassic Park. We're sure the two films will be very different (unless they can get Jeff Goldblum to play one of those scientists), but it does sound like an intriguing entry point to part four.
No word yet on who Wahlberg is playing, though he doesn't really come off as the businessman or scientist type, so we imagine he'll play some regular dope who gets all caught up in this thing. Or they can go completely meta and have Mark Wahlberg play himself as an actor who's about to star in a movie about the Transformers, only to find himself fighting them for real. How come no one asked us to write this screenplay?!
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[via Coming Soon]