With the news last week that the Transformers 4 will be the beginning of a trilogy, it seems that it may aim to set up one large story arc rather than the three stand-alones of the first trilogy. I know i’m on my own with this, but I can’t wait, especially of they go down this road with it…
With a release date of June 27th, 2014 already confirmed and the movie(s) due to start filming, it seems reasonable to assume the script is written – yes, there’s a script and yes, we’re pretty sure there was for the other three movies too – and with that in mind, it may be reasonable to believe there’s some truth to these ‘leaked’ details
BEWARE POTENTIALLY MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD
OK… HERE WE GO…
Before you read this I must tell you that on his blog, Michael Bay has written: “Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false. The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!”
But, is this the truth or is he just diverting? Either way, I love the idea behind the leaked info and wish it was true. So, without futher delay, here is information that has leaked online as relayed by unleashthefanboy:
The opening is very much like the other films, with a generic “crisis montage”. All the major news networks are scrambling to cover the event, fearing that another alien attack is on its way. Cut to a giant metal space ball, hurtling through the atmosphere, landing right beside Stonehenge. It creates a cylindrical portal and launches an unseen entity into another dimension. As you can imagine, this agitates pretty much everyone, and the Autobots assemble to figure out what the hell is going on.
Eventually we discover that this giant ball is actually a space ship, designed by an ancient Autobot known as Vector Prime. He’s the guardian of Primus, the one being in the universe that can defeat the planet eating Transformer, and main villain, Unicron (main image, above). So, Optimus and a handful of Autobots have a grand ol’ time hanging out with Vector Prime, trying to locate Primus – (In the original story Primus is the Transformers’ home planet, Cybertron – ed).
Meanwhile, Unicron’s flunkies, led by Galvatron, attack a super secret government base in Colorado. This place is important for two reasons:
1) It houses Decepticon Corpses (including Megatron)
2) It’s the home of a brand new array of Cybertronian-Earth weapons and armor suits. Imagine Iron Man, but sexier and crazier.
Anyway, Galvatron destroys the installation, plugs into the Decepticon bodies in order to download their memories, and in the process he becomes possessed by Megatron. Yeah… that guy’s back in action.
Oh… and when the base is completely destroyed, one human character (Josie/Circuit Breaker) crawls to safety, but in order to survive, she initiates some weird robotic surgery, and transforms herself into a kickass cyborg (she looked like the image left in the original comics – ed).
As you’d expect, there are a handful of other human characters tossed into the mix. There’s a Special Ops Sergeant (Beller) who seems perfectly crafted for Mark Wahlberg, a few reckless kids (Beller’s teenage daughter and her race car driving boyfriend) in the style of Shia Labouf and Megan Fox, but sadly no John Turturro cameo.
Here are the bullet points:
Optimus, Vector Prime, and a handful of Autobouts travel to Mount St. Hellen on the day of its eruption in order to retrieve Primus from Space & Time… or at least I think that’s what they’ve done. Galvatron/Megatron attacks them, revealing himself to Optimus, and craziness unfolds. They return to the present in order to defend the portal at Stonehenge against Megatron and his Unicron flunkies, in an attempt to survive long enough to ensure Primus’s return.
Josie/Circuit Breaker goes on a wild binge of Transformer murders, unable to distinguish between Autobots and Decepticons because she’s so damn pissed off, having almost been killed.
Eventually Josie joins forces with the Autobots.
As the climatic battle unfolds, with Unicron drawing closer to Earth, a group of Dinobots jump through the portal to assist Optimus. Yeah, I said it… DINOBOTS!
Unicron arrives, transforming the planet into a mechanical sphere reminscent of Cybertron, but he never gets a chance to finish.
Primus finally makes his debut. He defeats Unicron, kicks that baddie’s soul out of his gigantic metal body, and creates a new planet out of the corpse, perfectly fit for the Autobots.
In the midst of Unicron’s defeat, Optimus kills Megatron/Galvatron, and all ends well. Kinda. The closing shot reveals Galvatron’s secluded ship, hovering in space, with two bright red eyes shining from within.
Man, I love the idea behind this and the more I read it, the more I doubt they’ll go down this road, but wouldn’t it be great? This touches on much of the Transformers mythology from G1 Circuit Breaker? Unicron? Galvatron? Dinobots? Now that’s the way to set up a proper Transformers trilogy… so clearly, it won’t happen