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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:12 pm 
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Paramount to Develop Multi-Part Transformers Sequel, Spin-Off Films

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Mar 27, 2015

Deadline brings word today that Paramount Pictures is hoping to emulate Lucasfilm’s plans for “Star Wars” with the development of spin-off films to their hit “Transformers” franchise. I Am Legend writer Akiva Goldsman will work with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to create a “writer’s room,” the goal of which will be to develop ideas for a “multi-part Transformers sequel” and “potential spin-off films.”

The site reports that Goldsman won’t script any of the films but instead will provide oversight. He’ll find screenwriters and develop the movies they will write. They also note that despite director Michael Bay currently working on his Benghazi drama 13 Hours, he hopes to have the plans ready for a new film so that it can move forward soon after production on that film has completed.

When asked about coming back for more, Mark Wahlberg, who starred in the most recent entry Transformers: Age of Extinction, previously said: “Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more. I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on set soon.”

“Age of Extinction” went on to gross over $1 billion at the global box office with all four films combined grossing over $3.7 billion.


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Next Transformers Movie Coming in 2017?

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Apr 20, 2015

Last month, it was revealed that Paramount was developing a “writer’s room” for their hit “Transformers” franchise with the goal of creating “multi-part Transformers sequels” and “potential spin-off films.” Today, Hasbro held their first quarter earnings call for 2015 where they spoke about the strategy behind this idea and when we might expect the next “Transformers” movie (via TFW2005).

“Our plan right now with the studio and filmmakers, you may have read something about some writers being hired,”
Brian Goldner President and CEO of Hasbro says. “We have in fact brought in [Akiva Goldsman[ to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers – we think there’s any number of stories to be told. It’s a brand that’s been around for 30 years with amazing cannon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie to happen in 2017."

I Am Legend writer Akiva Goldsman is set to lead the “writer’s room” with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura making up the other members of the development team. Goldman will reportedly not actually write any of the films but will provide oversight into the development of them as writers are hired. It was also previously reported that Michael Bay hopes to shoot the next film soon after completed work on his Benghazi drama 13 Hours.

“Age of Extinction” went on to gross over $1 billion at the global box office with all four films combined grossing over $3.7 billion.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 10:00 pm 
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Paramount Assembles Transformers Franchise Writing Team

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May 20, 2015

It was revealed back in March that Paramount Pictures is looking at expanding the Transformers cinematic universe. Previously, I Am Legend‘s Akiva Goldsman signed on to work with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to create a franchise writer’s room to develop both sequels and spinoff features. Deadline now reveals that that writer’s room today has five new high-profile additions in the form of “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, the Iron Man writing pair of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, “Fringe” and “Lost” scribe Jeff Pinkner, and X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn.

Last year, Paramount released the franchise’s fourth film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. When asked if he’d be back for a sequel, Wahlberg previously stated that he’s contracted for “a couple more.” It is also believed that Bay himself will return to helm Transformers 5 after he completes work on his Benghazi drama 13 Hours. That film, is set to star Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, David Denman, Max Martini and Dominic Fumusa and is based on Mitchell Zuckoff”s nonfiction account of the 2012 terrorist attack on the US State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Age of Extinction grossed over $1 billion at the global box office with all four films combined grossing over $3.7 billion.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:35 pm 
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Two More Join Paramount’s Transformers Writing Team, Prequel Movie a Possibility

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May 27, 2015

Last week, the curtain came down and revealed Paramount Pictures’ “writer’s room” for the Transformers franchise which included “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, the Iron Man writing pair of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, “Fringe” and “Lost” scribe Jeff Pinkner, and X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn.

Now, Deadline brings word that Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, who did production re-writes on Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man, have also joined the staff of writers that will expand the “cinematic universe” of the Transformers movies.

In addition, the outlet reveals that one of the potential titles in development is Transformers One, a prequel film set on the planet Cybertron which was briefly seen in the first film of the series. They also reveal this idea originated from rights holders Hasbro, and that the film could be an animated feature, though this remains unconfirmed.

I Am Legend‘s Akiva Goldsman will lead the group of writers who were selected by director Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to develop both multi-part sequels for the series and franchise spin-offs.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:22 pm 
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Hasbro CEO Hints at Potential Transformers Bumblebee Spinoff

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May 28, 2015

It’s been widely reported over the past few months that Paramount Pictures is looking to expand their big screen Transformers franchise, pulling together a team of writers with the aim being to develop sequels and spinoffs set in the same cinematic universe as the four existing Michael Bay films. Today, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner spoke at this year’s Global Consumer Conference and name-dropped the Autobot Bumblebee as the potential focus for a spinoff feature.

“As we go forward, we would imagine several more Transformers Movies,” Goldner said (via TFW2005.com). “Not just in the current lineage but also spinoffs and focusing on certain key characters that are beloved by the world over. Many of you know Bumblebee; the yellow Camaro… formally known as a yellow VW Bug. He is a beloved character by kids all over the world. We could see stories told around Bumblebee and other characters. We are in a process of building the brand equity around the comic book business, our TV Business, our digital gaming business and adding to that our new movie business of Transformers.”


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:33 pm 
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Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer Join the Transformers Writing Team

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Jun 02, 2015

While the Transformers franchise hasn’t exactly inspired Mad Max: Fury Road-levels of female empowerment, that might all change as Deadline brings word that Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer have been chosen by Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Paramount Pictures as the first female scribes to join the Transformers “writer’s room” that’s steering the course for sequels, prequels and spin-offs.

Hodson is a frequent Black List honoree who was recently chosen by Warner Bros. to pen their new screen version of The Fugitive and also wrote the upcoming Naomi Watts starrer Shut In. Beer, a science major at Stanford, has written original specs in the sci-fi and fantasy genre, including Dig which is set up at Disney as well as a new version of The Wizard of Oz at Warner Bros.

The Transformers franchise braintrust will be led by Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, A Beautiful Mind), and includes “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, the Iron Man writing pair of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, “Fringe” and “Lost” scribe Jeff Pinkner, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn and Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, who did production re-writes on Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:27 pm 
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Franchise Plans Explained as Two More Join Transformers Writers Room

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Jun 04, 2015

Two more names have been added to Paramount Pictures’ planned Transformers writers room as Deadline reports that Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan will join “Black List” screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet in the studio’s new approach to the franchise. The room, which is set to begin work on Monday, is designed to serve as a franchise braintrust and has Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, A Beautiful Mind) leading the charge and a roster that also includes “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, the Iron Man writing pair of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, “Fringe” and “Lost” scribe Jeff Pinkner, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, who did production re-writes on Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man, repeat “Black List” scribe Christina Hodson, and Lindsey Beer, a science major at Stanford, who has written original specs in the sci-fi and fantasy genre.

“We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history,” Goldsman tells Deadline. “We will look at the toys, the TV shows, the merchandise, everything that has been generated by Hasbro, from popular to forgotten iterations, and establish a mythological time line. It has been designed with a lot of visual help, toys, robots, sketches and writers and artists. After that super saturation, the writers will figure out not one, but numerous films that will extend the universe… If one of the writers discovers an affinity for ‘Beast Wars,’ they can drive forward on treatments that will have been fleshed out by the whole room.”

A potential Beast Wars film isn’t the only title that has been name-dropped recently. Last week, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner hinted that a spinoff film following Bumblebee may be in the cards. It has also been reported that another possible feature is Transformers One, a prequel film set on the planet Cybertron, briefly seen in the first film of the series.

“The whole process of the story room was really delightful,” Goldsman continues, “and we are seeing it more in movies as this moves toward serialized storytelling. There are good rooms around town, including the Monsters Room at Universal, the Star Wars room, and of course, at Marvel. We’re trying to beg, borrow and steal from the best of them, and gathered a group of folks interested in developing and broadening this franchise.”

Last year, Paramount released the franchise’s fourth film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. When asked if he’d be back for a sequel, Wahlberg previously stated that he’s contracted for “a couple more.” It is also believed that Bay himself will return to helm Transformers 5 after he completes work on his Benghazi drama 13 Hours. Recent reports have also connected Bay to the science fiction novel adaptation Time Salvager. It remains to be seen how many directing projects Bay can fit into his busy schedule.

Age of Extinction grossed over $1 billion at the global box office with all four films combined grossing over $3.7 billion.


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Daredevil’s Steven DeKnight Joins Transformers Writers Room

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Jun 08, 2015

Another member has joined the ranks of the “Transformers Writers Room,” assembled by Paramount Pictures to farm the series for future franchise features, and Deadline reports it’s none other than Steven DeKnight! Recently the showrunner for the first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” DeKnight previously created the “Spartacus” series on Starz and worked as producer on “Smallville,” “Dollhouse,” and “Angel.”


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Akiva Goldsman to Lead G.I. Joe, Micronauts Writers Rooms, New Transformers 5 Writers Revealed

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Nov 21, 2015

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures was set to double down on their efforts with the Transformers film franchise by creating a “writers room” specifically designed to come up with ideas for multi-part sequels as well as spin-off films. Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman headed up the project, which included the likes of “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, “Fringe” and “Lost” scribe Jeff Pinkner, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn, and “Daredevil” executive producer Steven DeKnight. As a result of their efforts, Paramount is planning Transformers 5 as well as an animated “origin story” film that will be set on the Transformers’ homeworld of Cybertron.

Now, Deadline reports that because of the success of the Transformers writers room, Paramount has tapped Goldsman to lead two more writers rooms, one for the G.I. Joe franchise and another for the in-development Micronauts film. Thus far, two “G.I. Joe” films have been released bringing in a combined $675 million at the global box office. It was previously reported that screenwriter Tom Wheeler had been tapped to write the script for Micronauts.

As a result of his leading these two writers rooms, Goldsman will no longer be scripting the upcoming Transformers 5 with writing duties now falling to Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), three more of the Transformers writers room assemblage.

Paramount Pictures’ most recent entry in the Transformers franchise was 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, which stars Mark Whalberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. It has not been confirmed as of yet if that talent will be returning for Transformers 5. Age of Extinction grossed over $1.1 billion at the global box office with all four films combined grossing over $3.7 billion.


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Mark Wahlberg Confirms He Will Return for Transformers 5

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Dec 14, 2015

Almost one year ago, actor Mark Wahlberg was pretty sure that he would return for a Transformers 5, and though some progress has been made on the next entry in the franchise, Wahlberg hasn’t spoken about returning again, until now. In an interview with CinePop, Wahlberg confirmed once again that he’ll be back for the film.

In the fourth film, “Age of Extinction,” Wahlberg played Cade Yeager, a Texas inventor and mechanic who was also very protective of his daughter, Nicola Peltz’s Tessa Yeager. Transformers: Age of Extinction grossed over $1.1 billion at the global box office, bringing all four films combined to a total gross over $3.7 billion.

Transformers 5 is set to be written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). Director Michael Bay hasn’t not been officially confirmed to return, though Bay remains in contention to return to the helm of the franchise.

In addition, Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari will script an animated “origin story” film that will be set on the Transformers’ homeworld of Cybertron. Both films came from the newly formed “Transformers writers room,” which includes the likes of “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, “Fringe” and “Lost” scribe Jeff Pinkner, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn, “Black List” scribes Geneva Robertson-Dworetrepeat, and “Marvel’s Daredevil” season one showrunner Steven DeKnight.



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Michael Bay Confirms He Will Direct Transformers 5

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Jan 04, 2016

Despite previously casting doubt on his involvement, like he has for each of the other sequels as well, director Michael Bay confirmed in a new profile at Rolling Stone that he will return for the upcoming Transformers 5 for a summer 2017 release.

“I’m doing Transformers … 5, is it?” Bay tells the outlet. “J.J. [Abrams] told me, ‘You’re the only guy that could do this.’ But it’s time to move on. One more.”

Rolling Stone was also present in Bay’s Santa Monica office when he took a video call with visual effects supervisors at ILM, who showed him “an underwater rendering of a crash-landed alien spaceship, then a new dump-truck Transformer with a cloak” for the new film, which Bay apparently was dissatisfied with in their current form.

Also shown in this video call, a potential spoiler, was the reveal that the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will feature the cinematic debut of the villain Krang.

“He could have some tentacles,” Bay tells the ILM staff after seeing a render of the character. “I just don’t want them coming out of the side. He looks like a stupid octopus.”

Transformers 5 is set to be written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) with Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg also returning for the film. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will debut in theaters on June 3.


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