LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Transformers” director, Michael Bay has been looking for a method to maintain viewers’ interest in his action movie. After working together for a recent project, Bay realized that asking Mark Wahlberg to star in his new “Transformers” sequel could be the long-sought solution to his daunting problem.
Mark Wahlberg is about to nab another major contract in his acting career. The movie star features on director Michael Bay’s list as the perfect actor for the upcoming “Transformers” sequel. The latter announced on Thursday that the 41-year-old star could receive a part in the fourth film of the well-known franchise.
Bay enlisted all the aspects that made him think of Wahlberg as the right person for his upcoming movie. According to him, Mark has the necessary qualities to dust off the rather predictable story of “Transformers” and determine film lovers to buy tickets for the fourth sequel.
It is unclear why Bay has decided to take Wahlberg on his team as none of the two has made any declarations so far. Rumors about a possible collaboration between Michael and Mark have been spread before, but the director denied them every time. The recent collaboration that Wahlberg has had with Bay for the movie “Pain and Gain” might have played a decisive role in the director’s choice.
Michael Bay did not provide too many details about his new sequel. He, nevertheless, aroused fans’ curiosity by telling them that “Transformers 4” will take a new direction in the series. Shia LaBeouf and Peter Cullen starred in the first three movies of the franchise, but it remains to be seen whether they will be co-opted for the fourth sequel, as well. Paramount Pictures announced that the upcoming film will be released on June 27, 2014. Producers hope the new motion picture will do a lot better than “Transformers 3” which was the second highest-grossing film of 2011.