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Director Michael Bay could step down from 'Transformers' franchise

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According to Comic Book Movie on Saturday, director of "Transformers: Age of Extinction's" Michael Bay spoke in an interview in regards to his future. He's been the director during the course of the franchise since the first movie in 2007 and his latest installment brought in globally over $1 billion dollars. He also produced the current "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie starring Megan Fox which brought in $25.6 million on Friday's opening.

Bay recently had spoken with USA Today about his future and it seems with him being as busy as he is, plans on focusing his mind on projects elsewhere. For those who had attended or seen the footage earlier this year, Bay was seen going into a meltdown in front of a presentation at the CES show.

He also recently had his contract extended with Paramount Pictures for an additional three years. At this time, it is not known whether he'll continue to move forward with anything "Transformers" related.

"There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make. I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles."

It seems one of his future projects entail him overlooking a documentary about elephant poaching and Bay had before announced in the past about leaving the franchise after the third "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" project, then altered course to continue with the fourth installment which proved to be an enduring experience of around 100 days of filming in different locations, a sizable special effects ensemble of content, and a 3D conversion process that had put Bay up against the deadline wire for it to debut in China.

The issue here when it came to getting to open in China was attempting to get only two men to work on a $200 million or so project that may not have turned out to be 3D in China, but crisis had been averted as the 3D version was completed and raked in 317 million in about a month's time.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is open in theaters now and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is scheduled to be released for the home on Sept. 30.

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