Filmmaker Michael Bay is hard at work on his fifth (!) Transformers movie, and Paramount has unveiled another official set video that teases the latest installment in the robot-infused franchise. Hearing Bay explain where and when he wants an explosion and direct the movements of a helicopter are exactly the kinds of things you expect Michael Bay to be saying when directing a movie, and you won’t be disappointed in this brief video. This is the first time the production of Transformers: The Last Knight is hitting the road, and as you can see Bay took over a stretch of highway to capture yet another explosion-filled sequence.
As of yet we still don’t really know much about Transformers 5. The film finds Mark Wahlberg reprising his role from Transformers: Age of Extinction, which itself was kind of a soft reboot of the franchise spearheaded by Bay. Indeed, Age of Extinction was supposed to be the opportunity for another filmmaker to come in and craft a new entry in the franchise, but given that Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed over $1 billion at the box office, Paramount wasn’t exactly itching to see Bay depart the series.
Say what you want, but Bay consistently delivers big box office receipts. So while it’s incredibly monotonous to see the director at the helm of a fifth installment in the franchise, Transformers 5 will probably go on to gross over $1 billion. Paramount assembled a writer’s room headed up by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) to further flesh out an interconnected Transformers universe, with a Bumblebee spinoff and a fully animated feature in development, so we will get to see what a Transformers movie looks like without Michael Bay soon enough. Whether The Last Knight is actually his last go-around with the franchise, however, is anyone’s guess.
Take a look at the set video below. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, and Tyrese Gibson and opens in theaters on June 23, 2017.