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Michael Bay To Produce Movie Set In Trump-Inspired Dystopia

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Updated: Feb 04, 2017 07:05 AM EST

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Michael Bay's next film project as a producer will not involve any giant transforming robots as he will be producing a movie set in a Trump-inspired dystopia. The movie is called "Little America" and was recently part of a bidding war in Hollywood which was won by Universal Pictures.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project was picked up by Universal Pictures for an undisclosed amount of money. The setting of the movie will be in a dystopian future where the U.S. has been bankrupted under the rule of a Donald Trump-like president and China has finally come to collect its debts. China ends up owning the U.S. and many American citizens are forced to travel to China to look for a job.

The story will also involve a former American Force Recon operative who gets hired by a Chinese billionaire to go to the U.S. to rescue his daughter. The Hollywood Reporter says the story will borrow some elements from the 1981 John Carpenter film "Escape from New York" starring Kurt Russell.

Bay is no stranger to movies being set in dystopian futures as he and Blumhouse Productions produced the "Purge" film series for Universal Pictures. The setting of these movies takes place in an America that is controlled by elite members of society wherein they legalize all forms of crime for 24 hours once a year.

The film will be written and directed by British filmmaker Rowan Athale. Athale is best known for directing the 2012 crime thriller "Wasteland" (known as "The Rise" in the UK). He was also the writer for the alien invasion film "Revolt", starring Lee Pace and Berenice Marlohe.

As for Bay, his next film as a director will be "Transformers: The Last Knight" which is slated for release this summer. Per The Guardian, Bay is also set to produce a reboot of "Friday the 13th" and a new Amazon series based on Tom Clancy's character Jack Ryan.

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