The latest buzz going round the internet with respect to the Transformers movie franchise is that the part 4 and 5 of the movie will be shot back-to-back and Jason Statham is likely to take the role of the leading man that of the film a role that was previously played by Shia LaBeouf on the previous trilogy that started the film. How this will play out in the end is yet to be known as no concrete information has been announced by either Paramount or Hasbro yet. From the news going around in recent times it has been confirmed that Jason Statham is joining the casts of Fast and Furious 6 and 7 (which will also be shot at the same time) in a supporting role.


Transformers 4 and 5 shooting back-to-back and Jason Statham to take the role of Shia LaBeoufCredit: Paramount -Hasbro

There hasn’t been any detail of the plot or who will likely be picked to direct it. But rumors are going round that Michael Bay, will come back to take the seat of directing on the films. Whether this is true is yet to be confirmed as Michael Bay has reportedly said he has not been contacted by the studio officials--Paramount and Hasbro--with regards to that.  Michael even said that he will not be available to shoot any movie other than the one he had schedule to start shooting next year. The very famous director who is well-known for shooting high budget blockbuster movies has expressed his desire to shoot the low-budget Pain and Gain, a crime thriller based on a true life story. A film he said “It’s a very quick shoot and quite funny.” He also mentioned that he has just finished the 3 disc set of the Transformer trilogy.


Whatever the case may be, everyone who is a fan of the franchise including the Hasbro toys have something to be excited about which is that the film will soon go into production. Banking on the popularity of the last three movies this one also could be a hit if you consider the fact that the last installment in the series, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, grossed well over a billion dollars of ticket sells at the worldwide box office when it was premiered this past summer.  Transformer 4 and 5 is expected to start principal shooting sometime next year in 2012.