We know, we know… this is a conversation that is happening almost all the time. But is Michael Bay
really handing over the Transformers Movies to a new Director this time? During an interview with USA Today
, the director; whose latest Transformers movie made $1 Billion at the Box-Office, hinted that he is moving ahead with new projects.
This is what USA Today has to say… Bay is delving further into TV with both Last Ship and Starz's Black Sails, which kicked off in January and has filmed its second season. The hands-on producer keeps track of multiple projects from his high-tech screening room in.
"Literally, it looks like NASA mission control,'' he says. "I am always loaded with what's going on. I like to keep my eyes on everything."
The Bay streak continues with the horror film Ouija (out Oct. 24)and sci-fi thriller Project Almanac (Jan. 30, 2015), both of which he produced, and he's working on another undisclosed TV project. Bay, 49, believes he will pass the baton for future Transformer movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere.
"There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make," says Bay, who is eyeing a passion project, a documentary on elephant poaching. "I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles."
Recently, Paramount extended their deal
with Michael Bay for another 3 years. But we do not know what role he will play in future Transformers movies.