Michael Bay Says He's Not Involved with New 'Transformers' Sequels
This week the Transformers news has been all over the place with talk of back-to-back sequels coming without Shia LaBeouf starring, but with director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg reportedly already in talks for the two films. However, now the franchise filmmaker has spoken out about the recent news and it sounds like Hasbro and Paramount Pictures might have a problem. On the Shoot for the Edit message boards (via Collider), Bay himself says, "I am currently not talking to Paramount on T4 and T5 despite reports. I’m looking at a lot of possibilities coming my way right now weighing options."
Bay went on to say, "Most likely going to be doing the low budget Pain and Gain, a true story crime thriller. It’s a very quick shoot and quite funny. Also just finishing the 3 disc set of the Transformer trilogy.” So it sounds like Transformers: Dark of the Moon could have been Bay's last outing with the Autobots and Decepticons after all. Of course, there's always the chance Bay could stay on the franchise as a producer, but it sounds like he's ready to move on to a different directing gig at this point. While a decent sized paycheck might change his mind, perhaps now is the time to get some new blood behind the camera that just might reinvigorate the series for those who may have grown tired of Michael Bay's frantic work on the franchise. Who do you think should direct the Transformers sequels?