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Michael Bay Returning as Director for 'Transformers 5'
Michael Bay is returning to the director’s chair for another Transformers movie.
The filmmaker, hitting the press circuit for his latest Paramount movie, the Benghazi action-thriller 13 Hours, confirmed to Rolling Stone that he will helm the new installment in the multibillion-dollar franchise.
Paramount recently held sessions with writers to create a new direction for the franchise, with the new script being written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), along with Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan.
Mark Walhberg, who starred in 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction, is expected to return. Age of Extinction was a reboot of the previous three movies, but this new pic is expected to change gears as it attempts to create a greater cinematic universe for Transformers.
Bay insisted to Rolling Stone that this will be his last. "Transformers, I still have a great time," he said. "It’s fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else."
But Bay has said that before, only to return to the robots-in-disguise movies.
13 Hours opens Jan. 15.