Transformers 4 Announced for 2014

Videos Highlighting The Latest Search Trends.
Feb. 14 2012 4:52 PM

Michael Bay To Continue Assaulting Your Senses With Another Transformers Film

Sensing there just may be some gold left to be mined from Hasbro’s ’80s Plastic Toys, Paramount and Michael Bay will team up again for another entry in the Transformers film franchise behemoth.

The news was leaked by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura at this weekend’s New York Toy Fair. The studio and profitable director confirmed Monday night that Transformers 4 will be produced for 2014 as the second of a two-picture deal for Bay, following the bodybuilding crime caper film Pain and Gain, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Advertisement

The new Transformers film may start Jason Statham, and has already been labeled a “reboot,” since Shia LaBeouf’s has stated he would not return.  MichaelBay.com states the next film “will bring audiences a new take on the Transformers franchise.” Will the fourth film finally offer more than meets the eye? We’re not holding our breath.

Videos curated by Slate staff.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Photography
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
  Arts
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.