During an interview with USA Today, Bumblebee director Travis Knight discusses his goals with the Transformers spinoff.
Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee will transports audiences back to the ’80s with a Transformers film that is comparatively smaller than previous entries in the franchise. Director Travis Knight discussed how he set out to meld together a personal coming-of-age story with an action-packed blockbuster:
“[The film’s goal is to] try to show that rock-’em, sock-’em robots can actually have a heart and soul.”
Knight also commented on how he hopes to capture the magic of the Transformers cartoons:
“As a kid, we’re natural storytellers with our action figures. Those are beloved playthings and the things that you love deeply become a part of you. And I love these things.”
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On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.
Bumblebee will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Source: USA Today