In an interview primarily to promote ďJack Ryan : Shadow RecruitĒ, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura offered The Hollywood News some details on the fourth ďTransformersĒ flick, ďTransformers : Age of ExtinctionĒ.
According to the veteran producer, whose other credits include ďRedĒ and ďThe Last StandĒ, the film isnít a reboot Ė itís still somewhat tied to the events of the previous trilogy.
Itís definitely not a reboot. Itís an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level itís a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it. It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, itís actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred.
That plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesnít know anything about the other humans, itís not a reboot, but a continuation, yet youíre continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that.
We miss our friends that we did the first three with, and they were great, and they probably couldíve done more. But the advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. Itís a very different dynamic than Iíve seen in a movie, Iím very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way weíre doing it.í
ďTransformers : Age of ExtinctionĒ stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing and opens in June.