In two separate articles, Michael Bay discussed Transformers 4. Nothing was revealed about the story but he mentioned that he starts filming in Detroit in late May/early June, that GM cars will continued to be part of the franchise, and that there are plans to film in Hong Kong.
Also here is the last version of the TF4 Autobot logo created by Pixel Rally's Jeffrey Marshall. Just like the previous two, these are not official logos from Hasbro or Paramount but maybe they should consider how good they look. All three of them can be found here in various sizes. Make sure to give him and his site credit if use them elsewhere.
Detroit Free Press:
“I’ll be there in a month and a half,” says the director of his plans to shoot a big chunk of the fourth “Transformers” movie in metro Detroit.Canoe (translated from French):
“We’re going to be shooting at stages, we’re going to be shooting around the city, we’re going to be shooting at GM a bit,” says Bay, who knows the city well and credits it with having a lot of good locations.
Some of the shooting will occur at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, which has hosted only one film, the tornado thriller “Black Sky,” since the 2011 departure of “Oz the Great and Powerful.”
Bay says he also plans to film at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, which was designed by Eero Saarinen, and nearby GM test tracks.
"I designed two hours 7 minutes, which I think is a good formula, which gives enough room to maneuver." Give he his word? "Surely," he said.(via TFW2005)
Shooting begins in five weeks in Hong Kong and will continue to other places in China, Detroit and Chicago. Mark Wahlberg will star and the action takes place several years after the first three films of the franchise.
"[A new directory] would have to redraw the entire franchise, which is not an easy task. Creating robots alone takes several months to complete. Also, I knew an inexperienced director does not succeed in convincing a superstar to accept a role. That's why I initially convinced Mark (Wahlberg) to play in the film, issue a good start."