Michael Bay vowed that he would never return to the Transformers franchise after completing the third film and yet he is signed on for the currently in development fourth installment. Might star Shia LaBeouf, who made a similar vow, have a similar change of heart?
If he does then he may be out of luck. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Paramount film group president Adam Goodman who explained that the screenplay is currently being written by Ehren Kruger and as of right now there are no plans for an appearance of LaBeouf’s Sam Whitwhicky character.
The story is going in a different direction now. Ehren Kruger [who wrote the past two Transformers movies] is writing it for us, and we’re starting to engage, but I can’t say anything more.
Bay will be back to work on his fourth film about giant robots beating the crap out of each other just as soon as he finishes his current project Pain & Gain, a dark comedy about boxers, human beings who beat the crap out of each other.