Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Ant-Man And The Wasp Arrives In 2018
And three new films will land in 2020
F. Gary Gray Looks Set To Direct Fast & Furious 8
UPDATE: He has the job
Will Forte Says He's Still Tooling Around With A MacGruber Sequel
''It’s not a question of if but when...''
The Incredibles 2 Set For 2019 As Disney Announces New Releases
More Marvel! More Pixar! More Disney Animation!
Jessica Jones Goes To Work In A New Netflix Promo
UPDATE: Now with more David Tennant
Sherlock Special Trailer Online
The stage is set...
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Star Wars: Episode VIII
In, of course, an unknown role
Naomi Scott Is The New Pink Power Ranger
From The Martian to Mighty Morphin'
Documentary To Explore The Curse Of Poltergeist
Original star Oliver Robins will present
More Movie News

06 October 2015
New Full Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
''We all have one enemy... And that's President Snow...''
More Movie News

Macbeth (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Ted 2 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
A Royal Night Out (2015)
Empire Star Rating
A Little Chaos (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Glassland (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura On Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Don't call it a reboot

21 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Hollywood News

submit to reddit


Michael Bay and some of his team have already gone on the record about the direction of new robo-franchise entry Transformers: Age Of Extinction. But lest you thought that this latest offering of Optimus Prime real estate wipes the slate totally clean, story-wise, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is here to set you straight.

“It’s definitely not a reboot. It’s an interesting question about what you should call it,” the producer tells Hollywood News. “On a certain level it’s a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it. It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, it’s actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred."

Of course, some things will be very different, notably the humans running around in front of the camera, who this time include Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller and Kelsey Grammer.

“That plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesn’t know anything about the other humans, it’s not a reboot, but a continuation, yet you’re continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that. The advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. It’s a very different dynamic than I’ve seen in a movie, I’m very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way we’re doing it.” 

Plot-wise, this fourth film sees an Earth indeed scarred by the events of the last three films but moving on after the disappearance of all giant robots. When Wahlberg's inventor, Cade Yeager, discovers a buried Transformer, the stage is set for the return of the giant beasties. There will also be some business with Cade's daughter Tessa (Peltz); her secret racing driver boyfriend Shane (Reynor); Tucci's Joshua; his geologist assistant Darcy (Sophia Myles) and Grammer's Harold Attinger, the film's non-robot big bad.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction is out on July 10, 2014. For much more on the film, you can track down the January issue of Empire, still available in digital formats.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

12 Years & Gravity Split Producers Guid Best Picture
A surprise tie hits the awards
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

my roomate's step-mother makes $63 hourly on the computer . She has been without a job for five months but last month her check was $17270 just working on the computer for a few hours. you can look here,,,,,,,,,,Jobs84.COM More

Posted by Lumen1942 at 21:38 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

L: Hishonce1959 my roomate's mom makes $85 hourly on the computer . She has been without work for seven months but last month her paycheck was $17541 just working on the computer for a few hours. more information...... was going to comment on this; but as you've popped up you utter arsehole, there is no point as it will get deleted. Fuck off!!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:18 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

my roomate's mom makes $85 hourly on the computer . She has been without work for seven months but last month her paycheck was $17541 just working on the computer for a few hours. more information...... More

Posted by Hishonce1959 at 22:27 on 21 January 2014 | Report This Post

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)