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Fourth 'Transformers' Flick on the Way

Feb 14, 2012

Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says director Michael Bay is to helm a fourth Transformers movie to be released in 2014.

The flick is part of Bay's new two-picture deal with the studio.

Bay also is to commence this spring the filming of "Pain and Gain," which is based on a true story and follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who both appeared in "The Other Guys," the movie does not have a release date yet.

"Michael has been working on 'Pain and Gain' for a number of years but has patiently waited for the perfect casting to trigger a start," Adam Goodman, president of Paramount's Film Group, said in a statement Monday. "Clearly his patience has paid off as we couldn't be more excited about this combo. His passion for this project is just awesome."

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The next "Transformers" is set for release June 29, 2014, but no casting has been announced for it.



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