'Transformers 4' Lands New Female Lead and Plot Details Revealed?
If you've forgotten about The Last Airbender, we're sorry to remind you that the abysmal M. Night Shyamalan movie still exists. However, you might need to recall the film to remember female lead Nicola Peltz as director Michael Bay revealed on Twitter (via ComingSoon) that she has been cast as the female lead in Transformers 4. The news comes two months after we learned that the new male lead is Jack Reynor, though he's not taking over Shia LaBeouf's character since a whole new cast of human characters will be utilized in this sequel. In addition, some plot details have surfaced to give us some story direction.
Last week, the Michigan Film Office let the Detroit area know that Transformers 4 was going to be shooting in the area this spring. Along with that information came this plot synopsis:
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.
However, Paramount Pictures has said this plot information is false, and it has since been removed from the film office's post. This could be damage control, but the Michigan Film Office could also have just snagged a fan-written synopsis online somewhere. Either way, we're interested to see where this sequel goes with a whole new cast of humans interacting with the Transformers. The only thing we know for certain is that Bay said, "This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy." Stay tuned for more.