Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION: “It’s Definitely Not a Reboot”

     January 20, 2014

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We’re less than six months out from the release of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, but we don’t know too much about the plot of the film just yet.  Since a tight lid is being kept on the film’s details, we’ll take whatever bits and pieces we can get.  In a recent interview for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which he also produced, Lorenzo di Bonaventura gave a couple behind-the-scenes details on the production of the fourth Transformers film.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey GrammerStanley TucciT.J. MillerTitus WelliverHan Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing, Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

lorenzo-di-bonaventura-transformers-age-of-extinctionHere’s what di Bonaventura had to say to the folks at over at The Hollywood News:

It’s definitely not a reboot. It’s an interesting question about what you should call it. 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.

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.

We miss our friends that we did the first three with, and they were great, and they probably could’ve done more. But 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.’


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