Transformers getting two brand new movies to 'revamp' the franchise
Paramount Pictures is lining up two new Transformers movies, with the aim of 'revamping' its billion dollar franchise.
According to Variety, the studio has hired executive producers/screenwriters Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow) and James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) to spearhead these separate projects.
In terms of directing talent, there's no word yet, but that'll be top of the studio's priorities as the scripts develop.
The Transformers franchise went through a much-needed change back in 2018, with the release of Travis Knight's Bumblebee, after a plethora of Michael Bay sequels (Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, etc) failed to impress critics.
Bumblebee's overall success saw a sequel quickly greenlit, but there's been no update on that for over a year now – could Paramount have changed tactics and chosen to go down another route?
Harold and Vanderbilt are certainly promising choices for the job. Just recently, the former co-wrote Zack Snyder's upcoming Netflix zombie thriller Army of the Dead (which sounds really intriguing), while the latter collaborated with David Fincher on 2007 thriller Zodiac.