Yesterday, the Michigan Film Office happily announced that the upcoming Transformers 4 would be shooting some of their movie in the Great Lakes state. This would be the third Transformers movie to use Michigan and the city of Detroit as a shooting location. Along with the announcement, the Michigan Film Office also included a film synopsis of Transformers 4, but now it seems those reports were false.
According to IGN, Paramount Pictures has stated that the purported Transformers 4 synopsis is “inaccurate.” The plot description mentioned “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,” which now doesn’t seem to be the case, albeit very cool if it were part of the final film.
It’s worth mentioning that Paramount Pictures and director Michael Bay have at times called something pertaining to Transformers 4 false, only to later confirm them as true. The best example of this was Mark Wahlberg’s participation in the film. There were rumors that he would be involved, Michael Bay debunked those rumors, and a little while later, Wahlberg was indeed announced as the star of the fourth Transformers movie.
Movie studios like to control the flow of information, so maybe the plot synopsis is false, but Paramount would likely claim it to be fake either way. Did someone at the Michigan Film Office say more than they should have?
Michael Bay has said that Transformers 4 will take place four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and that the story would be a continuation of the first three movies, only with a new cast of characters and new Transformers. Hopefully Unicron is still the film’s central threat.
Transformers 4 will hit theaters everywhere on June 27, 2014, in IMAX and 3D.