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Transformers 4 Plot Accidentally Revealed by the Michigan Film Office [UPDATED]



UPDATED: Paramount says it’s inaccurate, and the Michigan Film Office has removed that synopsis. It may well have been temp text just because something has to go on the forms.

In revealing that the franchise is returning to Michigan, the film board may have run some official copy sooner than intended:

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.

I know we don’t really care exactly what this means, because plots and characters are more or less irrelevant to Michael Bay when it comes to giant robots. But what are the odds on the “ancient, powerful menace” being Unicron? And a final battle between him and whatever crazy, out-of-control Transformer (probably with a broad, stereotypical accent of some kind) humans create, having finally gotten its shit together?

And will Mark Wahlberg play a powerful, ingenious businessman or a powerful, ingenious scientist? I vote for both in one, only he’s also a former race-car driver. Buckaroo Banzai, basically.

via Bleeding Cool

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