UPDATED Exclusive: TRANSFORMERS 4 Script Leaked; Villain is Unicron

DEBUNKED:  I’ve just rolled out of bed this fine morning and I’ve woken up to a few new tidbits about our ‘script leak’.  As we said yesterday, as much as we want to believe in our source, we couldn’t determine whether the news was 100% authentic.  Well, Director Michael Bay has cleared the whole mess by completely debunking it on his personal blog,  HERE.

“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!”

I want to believe our scoop is true, but you can’t argue against the film maker.  If he says the info from our source is bogus, then it’s probably bogus (although those denied rumors about Mark Wahlberg turned out to be true).  I won’t lie to you, I really wanted to see some Dinobots in action.  Imagine Grimlock in full dino-bashing form!  Sorry to disappoint our readers.  If you want to read the original article, with points from the debunked script, just look below.

Close the blinds and dim the lights, because we have a super secret leak on our hands! Thanks to one of our sources in the field, we’ve a scoop on the latest copy of Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS 4 script (a hefty, robot filled 120 pages of explosions and awesomeness). I can’t give you any specifics about our source, fearing that he may lose his job, but he works in a “secure document disposal” firm, and it just so happened that a copy of the latest Bayformers script (revised on 11/30/2012) came across his path.  After some hours of research, we think this is a legitimate copy (though we can’t be certain and some rabid fanboy could have got the better of us), so we’re really stoked to share it with you… but don’t kill us if we’re wrong.

Before you read any further, I should warn you… the following is pretty spoiler – tastic, so proceed with caution.

Now that the obligatory caveat is out of the way, let’s dive into the meat and potatoes. As the titles of the article so carelessly states, Unicron is the new threat, along with his flunkies.

He’s like Galactus, but with metal wings

The script begins 4 years after DARK OF THE MOON, in the midst of yet another destructive meteor storm. The opening is very much like the other films, with a generic “crisis montage”.  All the major news networks are scrambling to cover the event, fearing that another alien attack is on its way.

Cut to a giant metal space ball, hurtling through the atmosphere, landing right beside Stonehenge. It creates a cylindrical portal and launches an unseen entity into another dimension. As you can imagine, this agitates pretty much everyone, and the Autobots assemble to figure out what the hell is going on.

This is Primus… Unicron killer and all around good guy

Eventually we discover that this giant ball is actually a space ship, designed by an ancient Autobot known as Vector Prime. He’s the guardian of Primus, the one being in the universe that can defeat the planet eating Transformer, and main villain, Unicron. So, Optimus and a handful of Autobots have a grand ol’ time hanging out with Vector Prime, trying to locate Primus.

Meanwhile, Unicron’s flunkies, led by Galvatron, attack a super secret government base in Colorado. This place is important for two reasons

1) It houses Decepticon Corpses (including Megatron)

2) It’s the home of a brand new array of Cybertronian-Earth weapons and armor suits. Imagine Iron Man, but sexier and crazier.

Anyway, Galvatron destroys the installation, plugs into the Decepticon bodies in order to download their memories, and in the process he becomes possessed by Megatron. Yeah… that guy’s back in action.

Oh… and when the base is completely destroyed, one human character (Josie/Circuit Breaker) crawls to safety, but in order to survive, she initiates some weird robotic surgery, and transforms herself into a kickass cyborg.

As you’d expect, there are a handful of other human characters tossed into the mix. There’s a Special Ops Sergeant (Beller) who seems perfectly crafted for Mark Wahlberg, a few reckless kids (Beller’s teenage daughter and her race car driving boyfriend) in the style of Shia Labouf and Megan Fox, but sadly no John Turturro cameo.

I don’t want to bore you with the nitty bitty parts of the script, even though there are a fair share of interesting points before it concludes. Here are the bullet points:

  • Optimus, Vector Prime, and a handful of Autobouts travel to Mount St. Hellen on the day of its eruption in order to retrieve Primus from Space & Time… or at least I think that’s what they’ve done. Galvatron/Megatron attacks them, revealing himself to Optimus, and craziness unfolds
  • They return to the present in order to defend the portal at Stonehenge against Megatron and his Unicron flunkies, in an attempt to survive long enough to ensure Primus’s return
  • Josie/Circuit Breaker goes on a wild binge of Transformer murders, unable to distinguish between Autobots and Decepticons because she’s so damn pissed off, having almost been killed.
  • Eventually Josie joins forces with the Autobots.
  • As the climatic battle unfolds, with Unicron drawing closer to Earth, a group of Dinobots jump through the portal to assist Optimus. Yeah, I said it… DINOBOTS!
  • Unicron arrives, transforming the planet into a mechanical sphere reminscent of Cybertron, but he never gets a chance to finish.
  • Primus finally makes his debut. He defeats Unicron, kicks that baddie’s soul out of his gigantic metal body, and creates a new planet out of the corpse, perfectly fit for the Autobots.
  • In the midst of Unicron’s defeat, Optimus kills Megatron/Galvatron, and all ends well. Kinda. The closing shot reveals Galvatron’s secluded ship, hovering in space, with two bright red eyes shining from within. DUN DUN DUN!

Overall, the film seems like another Michael Bay affair. Nothing spectacular, but nothing terrible, either. Expect to see robots smashing each others faces into bolts and gaskets, a few doses of annoying teenage drama, and some small bits of wit.

What do you guys think? Is this absolutely terrible? Or somewhat better than the last offering?

This dude’s kinda happy, if you couldn’t tell…


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  • Bus

    Complete bullshit. Marvel owns Circuit Breaker entirely, and this is just pure fanwank. You should feel bad about yourself for even suggesting this is real. Just a sad attempt at attention/hits.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15935803 Fats Mclemlich

      Sure, because there isn’t such a thing as “licensing”. I’m sure Marvel plans to do a whole hell of a lot with circuit breaker. Just look at the massive call for fans for a Marvel Studios rendition of the character.


      Bring something better to the table or GTFO

      • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.bagnall.7 Matthew Bagnall

        His point is still completely valid while yours is stupid and derogatory. Even if Marvel does not choose to do anything with Circuit breaker – unless Hasbro buy the license then they cannot use Circuit breaker in the film or in any form of media – go read basic law.

        Given that the budget of the film has been more than halfed since DOTM it is likely they wont pay for a license to use a Marvel character in the films – especially only as a fan-nod to those who read the original G1 Comics – given that most people would work better if her character was called Sari (Similar to the Animated Transformers series – given that her character is pretty much the same and Hasbro still has rights to that character without having to license them off another company)

        He is not trolling and you are terribly informed on law. Licensing
        For example – many marvel characters have rights to the film sold to different companies. This includes Deadpool`s film originally being given to New Line Cinema. Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures) had control over Spider-man and Ghost Rider and so on…

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15935803 Fats Mclemlich

          He was pretty lack luster in his comment, but you have some good points.

          But to the point… “Go read basic law”

          If Paramount wants to use Circuit Breaker (assuming they don’t change the name/attribute the same powers to a new character) then they would buy the licensing rights. I’m sure if this is far enough along, Paramount has entertained paying for the rights to use that character. Why does everyone think that companies (Marvel/Disney in this case) want to horde meaningless characters? Like it would benefit them THAT much. No. They’re concerned with profit. This is the last chance in the next few years to get any serious dough for the licensing of Circuit Breaker, and I’m sure they’d make a deal.

          And your misinformed about production budget. It will be almost the same as DARK OF THE MOON (about $30 million less actually).

          Oh, and DARK OF THE MOON was the highest grossing Transformers movie yet, by about $300 million dollars, so the series isn’t in decline. There’s no reason to think that Bay and the studio are trimming any real fat this time around. They’re aiming to be just as, or more, successful than last time.

      • http://grantb.net GrantB

        Doesn’t matter that Marvel doesn’t plan to use Circuit Breaker. They still own it, and Marvel’s whole game plan is to profit off of their IP.

        If Paramount wanted CB, Marvel would obviously charge for licensing, and they wouldn’t give their deep-pocketed competitor a bargain on the deal. They’d ask for royalties on box office, streaming, and home video, and any other ancillary streams that use the character.

        Why would Paramount agree to that, when they can just rewrite the character? It’s possible that the script-writer was inspired by old Marvel TF comics and didn’t know about the rights issue, but as late as November? Doubtful.

    • UnleashTheFanboy

      I don’t agree with you on this. We actually spent a fair amount of time debating the veracity of the script, and knowing our source, we believe it to be true.

      • Realistic Matt

        This site now has 0 credibility after this comment. Either you have completely pulled this out of you butt or you are so completely gullible that you would believe anything some one tells you….Hey, I have it on good authority that marvel is buying the rights to superman ans he is going to make his marvel debut in the next avengers movie… true story.

      • Bus

        Michael Bay just crushed this story, so tell me more about how awesome your source is and how legit this script is.

  • http://twitter.com/dashraven Ivo Santos

    It sounds awesome, but too awesome to be real. Bringing Unicron is all transformers fans dream, but this looks like Transformers Cybertron Meets Armada a bit too much. Also, the circut breaker issue? Doesn’t matter, they could just do what IDW did in regenaration one, in which spike witwicky became a cyborg…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WBNDEFTNHBQ7LCHWQZCVNIOUVM Grv

    I think the lack of a Soundwave is a fkn problem.

  • Meggy

    Faaaaaaaake. Some fans should get out of their mom’s basement and get a life instead of wasting hours writing down stupid fanfics.

    • Daniel Wood

      Is that why you’re writing on one of those fanfic websites? Douche.

      • Meggy

        I followed the link, I don’t even know what this site is all about. And I think I don’t want to know.

  • Aaron

    Very fake…

  • Aaron

    Galvatron and Megatron being two separate entities is just BS and I would never buy that. What the hell would be the point of Unicron without him turning Megatron into Galvatron?
    I think Transformers 4 is going to revolve around The Dinobots and a new group of autobots and I have strong feeling that Hot Rod is going to be in this movie.

    Optimus in-between Transformers 4 and 5 is going to die but clearly not by the hands of Megatron.

    • http://grantb.net GrantB

      “Galvatron and Megatron being two separate entities is just BS and I would never buy that”

      I guess you don’t read IDW’s comics then.

      • http://twitter.com/Grindhousegod Sean Maclam

        not just idw but marvel too. meg/galvatron was only used in the cartoon. everywhere else they are 2 different characters.

        • Aaron

          I forgot about that…If they were going to use a villain from the Marvel Universe use Darkmount

          • Bruticus

            Megatron has been ressurected soo many times

          • Aaron

            I would love to see Dark mount because the insecticons are tied to Darkmount in the Marvel Universe I believe

  • http://grantb.net GrantB

    Circuit Breaker is a gigantic red flag. Paramount is not going to pay licensing to Marvel to use that character.

    If there is any truth to this script at all (which I doubt), expect CB to get transformed significantly or written out altogether.

  • http://twitter.com/CoreyAmodio Corey

    This is the fakest script ever.

  • http://twitter.com/CoreyAmodio Corey

    They have been hesitant to use Unicron at all. Now them using Primus and Unicron will never happen. Like the Megatron/Galvatron evolution though.

  • Christian Mailon

    I hope Michael Bay and his team take you and your site to the cleaners for posting nonsense like this. Why post leaked materials? Traffic vulture sites make me ill

  • Dave

    Post a pic of the script if you have it.

  • realistic Matt

    I have some Beach front property in Iowa if you are interested, very beautiful sunrises, white sand and crystal blue water.

    edit: oh yeah… delete this post like all the rest of mine that highlight your gullibility.

  • hocash

    Michael Bay film “nothing terrible?” He literally destroyed the Transformers movies. They’re just terrible – I can’t imagine spending my money on another pile of turd directed by Monsieur Bay.

  • Wtf is this

    True dat

  • RXXwolfXX

    it somehow sounds nice. If anything, what people want, is millitary, artillery, and even aircraft. In Dark of the Moon, in the beginnng you see some aircraft, a missle, and the turret that slide out of the ARK as it was called. After all that with the Moon Landing, you see alot of weaponry and unit calibration. Optimus’s Weapon Rack, the soldeirs with their Decepticon-shredding guns. Bumblebee and Sideswipe with their Weapon systems, and Ironhides guns.
    In my opinion, to reel hundreds of people into this, would be to have a fleet come out of nowhere through the portal caused by the sphere, and then the Autobots, using a worldwide defense system, just kick the Fleet’s ass. And then, it would be one of those moments, to where they thing they’re all done, but then Unicron screeches to Earth as he closes in, and they get that, “let’s do this! ATTACK!” expression, and the movie ends for a part 2 of the movie.

  • Youknowme

    As long as Elita Zero and her Barbie Brigade stays out of the movie, I´m happy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001423497521 Spyda Ace Capone Jones

    i knew the villain would be unicron. megatron is dead so whats the next best threat, the planet eater. my only question is, is sideways gonna be in this movie?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001423497521 Spyda Ace Capone Jones

    what about sideways?

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.daget James Daget

    Honestly… i been waiting on them to bring Unicron into the story. He seems to be the next logical step for the villian. Fake or not this is headed in the right direction.

  • Raiden

    I like the Transformers movies for what they are, good dumb action films, that just happen to have transformers in them. If you want a decent storyline featuring the Characters, watch the Prime Cartoon show. Not the movie.