10 Dec – Michael Bay agrees to return for "Transformers 4", debunking rumours that the trilogy was the end of the alien robot franchise, according to a report on Movies Online.
The director is said to be willing to continue his directorial effort for the "Transformers" franchise under one condition, which is to allow him to focus on "Pain And Gain", a piece that Bay has been spending a very long time to produce before starting to direct "Transformer 4".
Production of the yet to be titled or scripted "Transformers 4" will begin in the winter (November to January) of next year.
Bay may be back, but not Shia LaBeouf though, who has said time and time again during his public appearances that he will not reprise his role as the humorous lead, Sam Witwicky.
Bay's current venture, "Pain and Gain" is inspired by a Miami New Times story about weightlifters. Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are currently Bay's choice of actors in the new dark comedy as production negotiations are still going on.
Bay was recently down in Singapore on the 1st of December to launch the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Singapore