TRANSFORMERS 4 Is Not a Reboot according to Michael Bay

Director Michael Bay recently spoke about the upcoming Transformers 4 in an interview with Hero Complex.

“It’s not a reboot, that’s maybe the wrong word,” Bay said. “I don’t want to say reboot because then people will think we’re doing a Spider-Man and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already — and we’re taking it in a new direction. But we’re leaving those three as the history. It all still counts. I met with the writer before I went off to do ‘Pain and Gain’ and we talked about a bunch of ideas. We let that simmer for a bit. He’s been thinking about stuff and now we’re getting back together next week to see what we’ve got and to see if it gels.”

Regarding the budget for the film. bay added:

“It’s going to be less, actually,” Bay said. “Our mandate is to cut about $30 million.”