Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script

Transformers News: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script

Monday, December 17th, 2012 1:55PM CST

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As many of you are probably aware a supposedly leaked Transformers 4 script has been making it's way around the internet. We were actually supplied with this script a couple of weeks ago through an anonymous news submission. The script was allegedly recovered by someone working at a document shredding facility. After reviewing the script we came to the conclusion that is was almost certainly a fake and chose not bother posting it as news. Since then several entertainment websites, such as Unleash The Fan Boy, have ran with the script and it's picked up enough traction to draw the attention of Paramount and director Michael Bay. Which brings us to the official statement we just received from our friends at Paramount officially debunking this rumor. See the Michael Bay's statement below:


Re: *Supposed* TF4 script leak: LOTS of details.


Hi there,
Please find below a statement from director Michael Bay, refuting the earlier news about the "Transformers 4" script referenced by writer Steve Lemlek, being leaked online.

"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!"
Bay

http://michaelbay.com/
Credit(s): Paramount
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Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447302)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 17th, 2012 @ 2:14pm CST
Thank goodness! It was basically the 1986 movie plus Circuit Breaker, the Protectobots, uber fanwank, and time travel. No way would something like THAT be real.
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447308)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on December 17th, 2012 @ 3:03pm CST
Does Seibertron have a "No Movie News" option (similar to another TF site)? Just curious, I would really appreciate it, personally. As far as I'm concerned those lowest common denominator abominations directed by some pathological liar and egotist have NOTHING to do with the Transformers. But maybe that's just me…
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447310)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on December 17th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CST
Why do I get the feeling that any discarded TF script (other than any written by Michael bay) found in the studio will be better than his current one :lol: only time will tell >:oP
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447321)
Posted by Mkall on December 17th, 2012 @ 4:43pm CST
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:Does Seibertron have a "No Movie News" option (similar to another TF site)? Just curious, I would really appreciate it, personally. As far as I'm concerned those lowest common denominator abominations directed by some pathological liar and egotist have NOTHING to do with the Transformers. But maybe that's just me…

Sorry, but there's no "no movie news" option available on Seibertron.com. Those of us not happy with them just have to pass over the news-bites.
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447325)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 17th, 2012 @ 5:27pm CST
this proves that there was some validity to the script, if it was "fake" then why would they even care about it?
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447347)
Posted by Heavy B on December 17th, 2012 @ 7:08pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Thank goodness! It was basically the 1986 movie plus Circuit Breaker, the Protectobots, uber fanwank, and time travel. No way would something like THAT be real.

Too bad to. Scarlet Johanson would make a [strike]sexy[/strike] great Circuit Breaker
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447363)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 17th, 2012 @ 8:16pm CST
I figured it was fake, but considering that it would be a better read than the real script, I read it.

My response:

Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447397)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 17th, 2012 @ 11:42pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:this proves that there was some validity to the script, if it was "fake" then why would they even care about it?
Even before Bay gave this confirmation, the folks over at Allspark.com were already one step ahead of him and exposed the false nature of the script. ;)
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447409)
Posted by El Duque on December 18th, 2012 @ 12:33am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:this proves that there was some validity to the script, if it was "fake" then why would they even care about it?
Even before Bay gave this confirmation, the folks over at Allspark.com were already one step ahead of him and exposed the false nature of the script. ;)


We more or less had the same discussion internally when the script first turned up. It's pretty clear to seasoned TF fans that it's fake, though I can see why entertainment websites with less specific interests would be fooled.
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447455)
Posted by Mykltron on December 18th, 2012 @ 6:25am CST
But on the other hand... since when do we trust what Bay says? :grin:
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447480)
Posted by El Duque on December 18th, 2012 @ 8:54am CST
Mykltron wrote:But on the other hand... since when do we trust what Bay says? :grin:


Good point. :michaelbay:
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447488)
Posted by El Duque on December 18th, 2012 @ 9:07am CST
It looks as though the next installment of the Transformers movie franchise will not receive a comic book adaptation. Director Michael Bay posted an update to his message yesterday that debunked the leaked movie script rumor indicating Transformers 4 will not receive the comic treatment to help keep the movie's plot under wraps. You'll remember prior to Transformers: Dark of the Moon's opening the comic adaption leaked and spoiled the film's major twist involving Sentinel Prime. See the statement from Bay's website below:

Michael Bay wrote:P.S. I bet it is something from Hasbro. This time they are not doing a comic book of the movie because we want to keep our story under wraps. It must be their version of a comic themed Transformers story they are creating.
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447507)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 18th, 2012 @ 10:07am CST
Bay's adapting. :michaelbay:

Clever...
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447509)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 18th, 2012 @ 10:15am CST
Seeing as how stumbling across that spoiler really dulled DOTM's impact for me...good call Michael. Perhaps his most sound TF decision yet.

Of course, IDW might just do one the following year. They did "Wrath of Khan" 2 decades later, so why not?
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447514)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 18th, 2012 @ 10:32am CST
Does that mean there will be no book adaptation either?
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447521)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 18th, 2012 @ 10:39am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Does that mean there will be no book adaptation either?


Possibly. But I see no immediate release a little bit before or during the film's release.
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447547)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 18th, 2012 @ 1:06pm CST
How could there be a script leak? He makes these up as he goes along.
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447555)
Posted by prowl123 on December 18th, 2012 @ 2:34pm CST
This happened with both the 2nd and 3rd movies and they both turned out to be fake. No way this is real.
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447619)
Posted by XDMan on December 18th, 2012 @ 8:52pm CST
Well, there is not much for me to say, other than how much I prefer Prime accepting Meg's truce than rejecting it. :-(
Re: Michael Bay Officially Debunks Leaked Transformers 4 Script (1447626)
Posted by Slashercon on December 18th, 2012 @ 9:21pm CST
HALLELUJAH!!! That picture of [spoiler]Sentinel killing Ironhide[/spoiler]also somewhat lowered my expectations of the movie. (And my surprise.)Then again Transformers (2007) was the ONLY time I didn't get spoiled beforehand for a TF movie.

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