Transformers director Michael Bay has confirmed that Paramount Pictures is currently developing a total of fourteen more stories set in the Transformers universe.
According to Yahoo! Movies, Bay made the announcement on Tuesday at London’s Cineworld IMAX during a preview event for the upcoming fifth installment of the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, which included the reveal of new footage from the film. Ahead of the new footage, the director teased the future of the franchise when he explained in a pre-recorded segment that the writer’s room assembled by the studio had begun to conceive of new stories for the franchise during the development of The Last Knight.
One of the fourteen stories is surely the Bumblebee spin-off the studio has announced. The spin-off will be helmed by Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight with a script penned by Christina Hodson (Shut In).
In addition to Hodson, the writers room also includes Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Lindsey Beer, Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, as well as Zak Penn (Pacific Rim: Uprising), and Jeff Pinkner (Lost).
While Bay once again assured fans at the event that The Last Knight will be his last entry as director in the franchise, it seems the franchise will be continuing on for many years to come.
Bay’s final Transformers film continues the story with Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager and the Dinobots introduced in Age of Extinction as it explores the mythology of how the Transformers were created. The new footage that was debuted featured the Arthurian prologue as well as scenes of Isabela Moner’s Izabella with the new Transformer Canopy. Wahlberg’s Yeager was also seen being taken away to Britain by Sir Anthony Hopkins’ Transformer Cogburn.
The director also announced that The Last Knight was shot natively in IMAX 3D with bespoke cameras.
The film also stars Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Santiago Cabrera, Jerrod Carmichael, Liam Garrigan, Peter Cullen and John Goodman. Here’s the official synopsis:
“The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.”
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters June 23, 2017. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Transformers franchise as we learn it.
Source: Yahoo! Movies