Transformers 5 and an animated Cybertron origin spin-off film are moving forward at Paramount Pictures. Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend) will reportedly write the fifth installment in the $3.761 billion Transformers franchise, while Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man) will pen the animated Cybertron movie.
Re: directing TF5. No, it’s not official. I have not committed to any idea as of yet. Just met with Steven and we are discussing.
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) September 17, 2015
Following reports, Michael Bay took to Twitter to confirm he’s in talks to possibly direct the fifth film, however is not yet officially on board. Mark Wahlberg is expected to return as his Transformers: Age of Extinction character Cade Yeager. Production is expected to begin in June.
These films are two of five possible films, out of nine that the Transformers writers room pitched. The ensemble included Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Steven DeKnight (Daredevil), Christina Hodson (the upcoming remake of The Fugitive), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Zack Penn (Pacific Rim), Jeff Pinkner (Lost), Lindsey Beer (the upcoming Short Circuit remake), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation).
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