Transformers 4 and 5 may shoot back-to-back

Plus, Shia LaBeouf to play a giant

 
When did all the movie news started being related? 
 
Media reports claim that Transformers 4 will shoot back-to-back with Transformers 5. Plus, we have news on what Shia LaBeouf - who probably won't return for a fourth Transformers film - plans to do next. Spooky. 
 
According to Variety, “sources close to the planning process” say two new Transformers films could be in production after Hasbro chief Brian Goldner revealed his company is in “active discussions” with Paramount, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. 
 
Well, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon did bank more than $1bn at the global box office. 
 
The article also claims that Jason Statham may be cast in a leading role, although it hasn't actually been offered to the actor yet. 
 
Meanwhile, Shia LaBeouf - apparently free from his Transformers commitments - is set to become a giant. 
 
The actor will play a 20-foot man in what AngeleFine Productions describes as, “A modern day adult dramatic fairy tale. A story of love and friendship between a rebellious young woman and the mysterious young man who lives in the shadows next door.”
 
The working title for the film is A Giant. We'd have preferred Honey I Blew Up LaBeouf.

Excited to see Transformers heading in a new direction? Think LaBeouf can make the jump from giant robots to just being giant? Transform the comments section below!

Comments

    • Indianabones

      Oct 19th 2011, 14:27

      I'm hoping that 'back to back' is a pet name for Michael Bay

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    • anant

      Oct 19th 2011, 14:57

      i hope they make 4 and 5 back to back with ridiculously huge budgets, and then hope they crash massively at the box office and bankrupt Michael Bay who in turn is left with no option other than committing suicide..... it will be a huge victory of the audience and a big lesson to all such shi tty film makers

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    • Heisenberg

      Oct 19th 2011, 16:12

      Jesus ur a bunch of miserable aul s**tes eh? I have enjoyed all three movies so far, and if 4 and 5 are to be made, i'm pretty sure i'll enjoy them too. If you don't like any of the movies, i can assume you didn't watch the 3rd installment as by then the precident was set for the stylistic themes etc, then why even waste your time commenting on something that you don't like? Seems to be very kitsch to hate the Transformers movies at the moment, "1 was good, 2 worse, 3 worse still, wah wah wah". There is no1 better for blowing s**t up than michael bay, and in a transformers movie, you wanna see giant robots knocking six bells outta each other, and s**t getting blown the f**k up. The acting is nowhere near as bad as people say(although the scriptwriting was pretty poor) and the barrage of abuse Huntington-Whitly took for being "THE WORSTEST ACTRESS EVER"tm was hugely exaggerated, she's wasn't great, but neither is Megan Fox, nobody b***hed and moaned about he for too long. Bring em on i say :-D

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    • SiMan

      Oct 19th 2011, 17:40

      I have to agree with Heisenberg in terms of the recent backlash against the films being blown a little out of proportion. By no means, are the three films (especially the sequels) masterpieces, but i too did enjoy them as a spectacle. The first one especially has a certain charm to it - its just a shame the sequels plots verged on the nonsensical. One thing i have to disagree on though is Huntington-Witly. Whenever she was on screen and spoke i just wanted to rip out my eyeballs and throw them at the screen. Megan Fox may not have had much range, but at least she could deliver her lines in a manner that sounded as though it was her character saying them, and not a five year old child reading aloud to her parents.

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    • SiMan

      Oct 19th 2011, 17:42

      I also wonder how different the films would have been if Spielberg had directed it himself. Bet you wouldn't have seen an Autobot until at least thirty minutes into the first film. Don't think Mr Bay understands the meaning of building up suspense and wonder.

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    • Indianabones

      Oct 19th 2011, 18:23

      Its more the potential this franchise had, yes we all want to see robots smashing the c**p out of each other, but is it to much to ask for a decent story, trying to concentrate on giving the Transformers more personality being its a film about the Robots, How about a little heart! you can't tell me in No3 when the Transformers all supposedly went to their death, that anyone actually gave a c**p, or the 2nd one when Prime died in the forest! If you let bay just do the action sequances then that will be fine, but the guy can't tell a story, even as simple as Robots smashing the c**p out of each other.... I agree with you about Huntingdon-whitely, she wont get any lead parts but she wasn't all bad. (yes I watched all three, with that stupid innocence thinking maybe he learnt his lesson!)

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    • Heisenberg

      Oct 19th 2011, 18:45

      Was I the only one who was getting a little emotional when Bumblebee was about to be executed then? lol. Also whenever Rachet says "you fought bravely" to Bumblebee at the end of 3, i was close to wellin up, but maybe thats just my affinity to Bee and how i viewed myself in bumblebee growing up. True Bay can't write for s**te, but the stories(or least the story ideas) themselves were pretty good, if not quite got to grips with perfectly in reality. But potential? they made over $2billion dollars profit between them, that's fulfilling potential in my book :-P

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    • Spartacus88

      Oct 19th 2011, 18:58

      it will be disaster!!!!!!

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    • Indianabones

      Oct 19th 2011, 19:05

      In all honesty I can't argue about how well they did, which includes another one of my hates Res Evil! another that makes money but I feel is a crime against film making. I just feel that far to many films are made for the people have no concentration and that a story doesnt matter as long as there is action,action and action...... just my opinion but who can argue with the money they made

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    • Seedorf

      Oct 19th 2011, 19:55

      Bay, the studio, or whoever, can make as many Transformers films as they like. It's not like making another Indy film, which may tarnish the original films even more. Or remaking classic films which should be left alone. With Transformers, there is nothing to tarnish. I did enjoy the films, even though they are stupid. I certainly don't rate them highly enough to be bothered if Bay and co, release endless sequels of metal mashing nonsense until the cows come home.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 20th 2011, 13:38

      I wouldnt mind see a remake of the 1986 movie, with the likes of Arcee, Dinobots and erm...Sharkitcons(!)

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    • alexr

      Oct 21st 2011, 11:45

      @Hadouken76 - But that movie was only made so that Hasbro could kill off most of the original characters and introduce a new toyline for kids to bankrupt their parents with... Are you saying you'd want all of the current transformers killed and the movie world repopulated by 'new' versions? Bring in Unicron for an awesome 2 part movie to kill off the franchise as well. That could be one HELL of a movie!!!

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