Full interview here: ‘Transformers 4 From LA Times Hero Complex's Geoff Boucher's interview with Michael Bay: Could the new story involve a departure from Earth? “I think so, yeah, a little,” Bay said. “That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible.” Also, setting any extended section of the film on, say, the ancient planet of Cybertron would jack up the cost of the visual effects, and Bay has been told he won’t be getting a production budget as large as he did for “Dark of the Moon.” “It’s going to be less, actually,” Bay said. “Our mandate is to cut about $30 million.” Mentions of the future and going out abroad into the unknown. Could be cool. What do you guys think?