Transformers' Michael Bay Has Struck A Film And TV Deal With Sony

The 6 Underground director now has a first look deal with Sony that will likely see him producing and directing more films for the company.


Michael Bay has set his production company Bay Films up for a multi-year first look deal with Sony, as reported by Deadline. This returns Michael Bay to Sony, which is where he got his start as a director with the original Bad Boys, and will see him directing and producing several films for the company.

Bay's most recent film, 6 Underground, was one of the most popular releases on Netflix in 2019, and was viewed over 100 million times. He's currently attached to direct Black Five for Sony, an ensemble drama based on his own idea, from a script written by Ehren Kruger (Top Gun: Maverick).

While Bay has had a career full of clunkers, there's also plenty of bright spots in his filmography, including The Rock and Pain & Gain. His Transformers films were not received well critically, but they were huge successes, with two entries (Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction) grossing over $1 billion worldwide.

Bay will also produce television shows for Sony. While he's mostly known for his work as a director, Bay has been successful as a TV producer for a while now, having previously served as an executive producer on shows like Amazon's Jack Ryan, Black Sails, and The Last Ship.

No shows have been announced out of the deal as of yet, but production is stalled across Hollywood due to the COVID-19 pandemic--it might be a while before we learn more about what Michael Bay is working on.

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