Transformers: Age of Extinction zeker geen reboot

Met nog maar zes maanden te gaan tot Paramount Pictures‘ Transformers: Age of Extinction in de bioscoop verschijnt, weten we nog verrassend weinig over de film zelf. Maar producent Lorenzo di Bonaventura heeft in een interview nu iets meer verteld. Ook kwam daarin naar boven dat de nieuwe film niet bedoeld is als reboot:

“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.”

Transformers: Age of Extinction wordt geregisseerd door Michael Bay. In de hoofdrollen zien we Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Peter Cullen, Glenn Morshower, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Titus Welliver, Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing en Han Geng. Het scenario is geschreven door Ehren Kruger. Transformers: Age of Extinction draait vanaf 3 juli 2014 in de Nederlandse bioscoop.