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No More Sunset Scenes – Michael Bay Steps Down As ‘Transformers’ Director


Having directed four TRANSFORMERS movies it would appear that director Michael Bay has grown tired of the series as he has announced that he will not direct any movie films in the franchise. Speaking to USA Today he told of wanting to go in a new direction with his filmmaking:

 “There’s kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make. I have a lot of stories to tell. And it’s about flexing new muscles.”

This summer’s TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, which has taken a truckload of cash and starred Mark Wahlberg was planned to be the start of a new trilogy of films to stand alongside the first three films which were led my Shia La Beouf. When the film was initially announced Bay said that he would produce, but not direct, so we at THN aren’t sure how serious he is this time around.

Having made four out of a proposed six we also can’t help but think he might as well do the other two. Whoever comes along now will have to re-invent a franchise so synonymous with Bay. It would have been much simpler (and potentially a shorter film) if Bay has kept his vow to not direct the fourth film.

One things for sure should he not direct it’s going to be very strange seeing the Transformers at a time of day that isn’t sunrise or sunset.

Source: USA Today

Kat Hughes is a UK born film critic and interviewer who has a passion for horror films. An editor for THN, Kat is also a Rotten Tomatoes Approved Critic. She has bylines with Ghouls Magazine, Arrow Video, Film Stories, Certified Forgotten and FILMHOUNDS and has had essays published in home entertainment releases by Vinegar Syndrome and Second Sight. When not writing about horror, Kat hosts micro podcast Movies with Mummy along with her five-year-old daughter.

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