There may not be a future in Transformers for Michael Bay, it didn't mean he'd quit bringing vehicular insanity to the screen. Not long after Transformers: Age of Extinction had crossed the $1B mark, a rumor surfaced that Bay might be directing an adaptation of Daniel Simon's futuristic vehicle guidebook, Cosmic Motors: Spaceships, Cars, and Pilots of Another Galaxy. Turns out Bay is involved but only as a producer, and now Machete Kills writer Kyle Ward is on board to pen the screenplay.
Cosmic Motors doesn't have a traditional narrative, it's basically a reference guide for all sorts of different futuristic vehicles. It's a book full of 3D renderings and cool concept sketches, designed by the fictional Cosmic Motors of the Galaxion system. It'll be up to Ward to find a way to craft a story out of this somehow, but as long as there are plenty of hot cars for product placement Bay should be happy.
Warner Bros. will probably want to get moving on this as soon as a director is found. [Variety]