It’s a popular way to save some money, knocking two movies out in one long grueling shoot, and it’s something that’s now being considered for Transformers 4 and Transformers 5.
Hasbro, the toy company behind the Transformers brand, sees massive dollar signs with the third movie in the film franchise, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, recently pulling in over $1 billion worldwide, as any business would. So, as was just reported, they’re now in “active discussions” with Paramount Pictures, director Michael Bay, and producer Steven Spielberg to figure out what the next step for the franchise will be, and now the added possibility of producing two films in one shot.
Reports are that screenwriter Ehren Kruger has ideas in mind for the next two movies that Paramount likes, and filming them back–to–back would greatly help in cutting costs and the two or so years it typically takes a big blockbuster sequel individually to get made.
Whether Bay will return once again to direct is still unknown—it’s not completely out of the question yet but he will definitely be acting as an executive producer no matter what.
Do you want to see a possible fourth AND fifth Transformers movies being shot back–to–back?