The vehicle morphing series known as Transformers gears up to release the fifth installment in its live-action series. Presented as, Transformers: The Last Knight, director Michael Bay aims to continue the tale of man and machine which he first began telling in 2007. Based on a franchise of transforming toys, Michael Bay (Armageddon, Bad Boys) aimed to take this concept and infuse it with high-octane action. Seemingly known for his affinity for special effects and pyrotechnics, Michael Bay aims to infuse this classic franchise with a big-budget fit for cinema. The 2007 Transformers film from Michael Bay featured executive produced Steven Spielberg aimed to tell a tale of Autobots and Decepticons, two alien races known as Cybertronians, as their rivalry makes its way to planet Earth. This may have resulted in humanity joining the interstellar dispute as large transforming beings seemed to have found a new playground.
This science fiction concept seemed to make room for a large-scale summer blockbuster as Michael Bay delivered an action packed film. The 2007 Transformers film seemed to win the team several awards for their achievements in special effects, including an Academy Award nomination for visual effects, and may have been the catalyst for the franchise, which spawned four additional films. According to IMDB, Transformers grossed $709,709,780 (Worldwide) in 2007, seemingly setting the bar high for future installments. After Michael Bay’s original Transformers, the sequels “Revenge of the Fallen” (2009), “Dark of the Moon” (2011), “Age of Extinction” (2014) and “The Last Knight” (2017) seemed to follow in its wake. As the series continued, Michael Bay aimed to expand the narrative of the Autobots and Decepticons and their increasing relationship with Earth. Each film aimed to feature different characters with a new story revolving around the Transformer, Optimus Prime and a human protagonist.
In the latest film, The Last Knight, Optimus Prime appears to have disappeared from the scene and the secret to saving humanity may have been buried long ago on Earth. Michael Bay resumes his role as series director and aims to continue the long-running science fiction. Reprising their roles from the previous film, Age of Extinction, is Mark Wahlberg (Deepwater Horizon, The Fighter) as Cade Yeager and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, The Devil Wears Prada) as Merlin. Actors Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Transformers: Dark of the Moon), both which featured in earlier installments of the franchise, aim to make their return in The Last Knight. Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins (Thor, Westworld) is new to the cast this year and plays the role of Sir Edmond Burton, an astronomer who assists the humans in their search to uncover the mysterious history of Transformers and Earth.
With the characters set and the mystery of the past waiting to be uncovered, Michael Bay aims to take audiences on another action-packed journey. Michael Bays creative vision seems to have taken the series to space and beyond, yet the latest film aims focus on the mysterious reason Earth and the Transformers seem inextricably linked. As the scale of the films seem to increase with each release, featuring state-of-the-art visual effects, Transformers: The Last Knight aims to continue the tradition the science fiction series is known for.
Transformers: The Last Knight aims to release in UK cinemas on 22nd June 2017.
How does Transformers: Last Knight aim to continue the series of Transformers films?