Director Michael Bay has built an empire around the Transformers film series. While audiences and critics universally pan the Transformers movies, the series is one of Paramount Pictures’ most profitable ones. Whether it has to do with nostalgia or Michael Bay’s penchant for loud explosions and action, the new film in the series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, will most likely be another big moneymaker for Paramount and Hasbro. And according to Bay, the new film will be less goofy than the ones that preceded it.
In an interview with Yahoo!, the 48-year-old director opened up about Age of Extinction‘s tone. Apparently, Bay wanted Transformers 4 to feel more cinematic and slick than the first Transformers film trilogy. While the film is not a reboot, it will look and feel different than the Transformers films we’ve seen in the past. Bay says:
I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool, this is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]. It feels like a new chapter, this movie, but it’s not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the Transformers movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh.