The Ted actor said that the strength of the filmmaker's concept for a fourth entry in the science fiction series convinced him to sign up.
"Michael and I had an amazing experience working together on Pain & Gain. That movie is insane. It's like Boogie Nights meets Pulp Fiction meets Fargo," he told Empire.
"Michael made that movie for $25m and then he asked me if I wanted to work with him again, told me his idea and I said, 'I'm in'. It's very different from the other three."
Wahlberg revealed that he will play "a man who has a child" in Transformers 4 and said that the film's storyline will be smaller in scale compared to its predecessors. "It will just be a couple of people in a room talking,