A source close to the situation explained:
We know what you're thinking — Transformers 4? More like Transformers BORE!
But it's the holiday season, so let's stay optimistic!
Plus, Mark revealed in a recent interview that Transformers 4: Age of Extinction isn't like the other three! He says this is a stand-alone type movie with a "powerful" script!
"It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing. I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. It’s an ordinary man trying to do extraordinary things to save his daughter and keep her alive—and this boyfriend he didn’t know anything about. He’d had a child when he was in high school and his wife passed away, and the promise he’d made to her was that she wouldn’t date any boys until she graduated and that she’d be at the graduation—because we weren’t due to the pregnancy. So there’s an anchor to it and a realness to it that I like a lot."
Whoa, that's intense!!! We can't wait to see it!
So what drives a man so clearly concerned with the quality of his films to make potentially mediocre summer blockbusters?
Mark dished on that, too - and the reasons might be different than you think!
"Well, it was exciting because it was the first time my kids were really interested in a movie I was doing. Any time they see me with a gun, like Contraband or Pain & Gain, they want to see that, too, but they can’t because of the language and all that stuff. But I loved working with Michael Bay, and I thought he had a really interesting way to make it new, different, and fresh. Plus, being in movies that have the potential to be hugely successful allows me to make smaller movies that I’m really passionate about."
Sounds like a flawless formula!
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction hits theaters on June 27, 2014.