Fifth wheel dating
Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction was meant to be the start of a new trilogy.
The Book of Ezekiel describes itself as the words of the Ezekiel ben-Buzi, a priest living in exile in the city of Babylon, and internal evidence dates the visions to between 593 and 571 BCE.
It also means that, by coming out on that weekend, Transformers has the time frame all to themselves… It’s a little too early to tell, as Michael Bay hasn’t started filming a stitch of footage.
However, seeing as how Bay’s previous four Transformers movies have all been PG-13, dating back to 2007, I don’t expect the director, or the studio, to aim for anything different.
Love him or hate him, Michael Bay has been the face of the Transformers franchise, the driving creative force since Paramount unveiled the inspired-by-toys franchise in 2007. Hopefully he puts a little more thought and effort into the story on this one, and not just the explosions.
And while early indicators once suggested that the director would move away from the massive robot series with the next movie, he actually allowed himself to be pulled back into the fold for one more Transformers story.
The five books are drawn from four "sources" (distinct schools of writers rather than individuals): the Priestly source, the Yahwist and the Elohist (these two are often referred to collectively as the "non-Priestly" source), and the Deuteronomist.