Can’t get enough of smash-em-up robots fighting the good fight alongside human warriors? Guess what, Autobots? There is a new villain in town looking to destroy all that is positive whether it be man or machine.
For the fourth installment of the Transformers series, director Michael Bay has gone smaller and focused the story inward on the secretive Sector 7. With casting on the way, a leaked synopsis, which Paramount Pictures had many sites take down, inferred that the film’s plot would see businessmen and scientists logically trying to benefit from alien Cybertronian incursions. It also hints that there may be an attempt by mankind to learn from and adapt the technology to better their greedy little needs.
The bright light to such a dark plot twist is that Bay has enlisted the most evil bad guy from The SImpsons universe, Kelsey Grammer (who voices Sideshow Bob), to play a man by the name of Harold Attinger. According to the initial report from Deadline, Attinger is a “counter intelligence guy,” which means he may know more than what meets the eye when it comes to both the Autobots, Decepticons or any other Cybertronian faction for that matter.
Grammer is the fifth actor to join the cast in the last few months. The first official word on casting came from Bay, himself, when he revealed that he would be reteaming with his Pain & Gain star, Mark Wahlberg, for the start of a new Transformers trilogy. Enlisting their services alongside Wahlberg and Grammer are Stanley Tucci, who signed on in April to an undisclosed role, and Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz, who will be the film’s two young leads.
Transformers 4 is scheduled to open in theaters on June 27, 2014, and for fans of 3D, some of the film will be shot using the new IMAX 3D cameras. If you think this series has lost its juice, please consider that Transformers: Dark of the Moon, made over $1 billion at the global box office in 2011.
Props: Screen Rant