Transformers 4 Leaked Script… A Fake

{mosimage} A few days ago, the received what was claimed to be a leaked draft of the Transformers 4 script. We spent a little extra time researching and analyzing and came to the conclusion that the script was fake (we weren't going to even bother report it until other sites picked up the story). Here is a summary of our reasons:

– There are far too many talking roles for the robots. Given the previous three movies, we know that – for various reasons – lengthy dialog between Transformers just aren't going to happen.

– The robots include: Optimus, Bumblebee, All 5 Dinobots, The Wreckers, All 5 Protectobots, Perceptor, Ultra Magnus, Brawn, Warpath, Springer, Cliffjumper, Prowl, Vector Prime, Primus, Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge, Unicron, Rumble, Needlenose, Runamuck, Runabout, A Few Decepticon Corpses…

From what we were told about the budget – $30 million less than Dark of the Moon – having this many new models to build just doesn't seem credible.

– Bumblebee is barely in the script. While his screen time might be trimmed a little bit after the hive infestations at toy stores, he's still a character that Hasbro is pushing heavily. So to have a movie where he's barely in it seems a little odd.

– Language. We all know that the Bay movies are peppered with questionable, offensive dialog, but this script clearly crosses the line when it comes to prejudicial slurs.

– Circuit Breaker is in the script. Last word on the character was that Marvel owns the IP rights.

– The script does not fit with what we know from casting news. There is a General Beller and his daughter and her race car driving boyfriend… But they're very much overshadowed – The General doesn't even appear until page 40. For a headliner like Mark Wahlberg, the role just doesn't fit.

– Fan-Wank. Fan-Wank. And more Fan-Wank. One example is when Grimlock and the Dinobots show up and Grimlock delivers an extended speech about his vocal patterns being caused by spending too much with "the natives". And, of course, there's Circuit Breaker.

– The old fake script gem – time travel. This probably could fall under "Fan-Wank", but it's so ridiculous it deserves to be its own reason. At page 65 of the script, the Transformers time travel back to the 1980s. Where they immediately scan "time-appropriate alternate modes". IE, their original Generation 1 alternate modes…

– The entire movie ends with the Autobots putting up a Christmas tree. Yup.

The script does start with a fairly convincing retelling of the 1986 movie, adding in new ideas and interpretations of the characters. However, when taken altogether, its credibility is just… dubious.

If you'd like a synopsis of the full script, Unleash The Fan Boy offers a boiled down summation 



Director Michael Bay has confirmed on his website that the script is fake:

Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false. The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!