After Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay had decided not to direct any future Transformers films.
But in early January 2016, in an interview with Rolling Stone, he confirmed that he would return to direct the fifth film, and that it would be his last Transformers film.
Paramount Pictures will spend $80 million on production in Michigan in return for $21 million in state incentives under agreements entered into before the state legislature eliminated the film office incentive program in July 2015.
On May 17, Bay revealed the official title of the film to be The Last Knight on his Instagram account, along with a production video showing a close-up of what is presumably Optimus Prime’s face with purple eyes instead of blue, and his face mostly discolored.
Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a direct sequel to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The film is directed by Michael Bay, with Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles from Age of Extinction, alongside Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro from the first three films. This will be the fifth and final Transformers film to be directed by Bay.
Transformers: The Last Knight will be in cinemas June 23, 2017
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