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The Hype

Las Vegas rock group Imagine Dragons has been announced as the musical collaborator for ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. The announcement was made via an epic new video (which you can watch above) that also features new footage of Grimlock.The T-Rex-esque Dinobot can be seen rampaging with Optimus Prime on his back and breathing fire, reinforcing our belief that he’ll be the breakthrough star of the fourquel.The Grammy award-winning band will contribute an original song to the soundtrack as well as perform live at the film’s global premiere in Hong Kong on 19 June, 2014.

autobot in transformers 4
autobot in transformers 4

A new autobot has been revealed in the latest 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' video. Credit: Paramount Pictures

Along with the new song ‘Battle Cry’ which the group wrote after seeing preview footage, the band will collaborate with composer Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer on the score.The film-makers collaborated with US rock act Linkin Park on previous ‘Transformers’ films, so the new musical direction fits with Bay’s promise of a new experience from ‘Age of Exctintion’.“We’re incredibly lucky that Dan, Wayne, Ben and Daniel were available to work with us,” says director Bay. “I remember being drawn to the emotion of ’Demons’ and ’Radioactive’ the first time I heard those songs, and I knew I wanted that same energy and heart for this movie. They’ve created a really epic, otherworldly sound for ’Battle Cry.’”‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is coming to cinemas 26 June, 2014. Watch the trailer below...Tom Butler writes for Yahoo Movies UK&IE