The Transformers 4 film is stepping its car game up. Michael Bay’s fourth installment in the series will add some new changes to the story.
Optimus Prime— also known as top leader of the Autobot nation — will be retooled for the forthcoming release.
USA Today reports:
Because even transforming alien robots need a makeover once in a while, the Autobots’ earnest leader is getting more than just a tune-up for the new Transformers 4 movie, directed by Michael Bay.
The new film, slated to open June 27, 2014, features an upgraded, custom-built Western Star truck as Optimus’ vehicle form. Prime was a Peterbilt Model-379 for the last film, 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
In addition, two new Autobots will be making their debuts in the fourth installment of the popular franchise. While the characters are still unnamed, one is a race-inspired green C7 Corvette Stingray that’s based on a 2014 Chevrolet production car, and the other is a 1,200-horsepower, black and blue Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse. (You can get one of those yourself and slap an Autobot logo on it if you have a spare $2.4 million lying around.)
Images of both luxury vehicles were released to the Yahoo! Movies website earlier today.
Car switch-ups are one of two big changes in the new flick. Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the last three films, will be replaced by Mark Wahlberg. Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, and Chinese actress Li Bingbing have also signed on for the project.
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