Take a grain of salt. Then find a way to make that grain into smaller grains and then take one of those micro-grains of salt and use it with this rumor: Jason Statham may be the new lead for the Transformers franchise. In between stories about Zac Efron still being “hot” for Vanessa Hudgens, and Ricky Martin being protected by the gay community, Showbiz Spy reports that the franchise could go in a “darker direction” and that Statham is being mentioned as the man who could take it there. It’s a franchise about giant robots who can turn into vehicles. How dark can it possibly get? Oh, and the fact that Statham is dating Rosie Huntington-Whiteley “would be an added bonus in marketing the movie.” Yep, that’s what Transformers fanboys care about: who’s dating who behind the scenes. Showbiz Spy reports that this information comes from a “Hollywood Insider”, which may as well mean that it comes from someone who lives inside the Hollywood area.
You can click here for my suggestions for who could take over the director’s seat of the franchise. I won’t speculate on who would make a good lead for Transformers 4 because I don’t know what kind of movie they want to make other than an expensive one.