The upcoming Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee, recently nabbed a pretty talented director to helm the project. Kubo And The Two Strings‘ Travis Knight will tackle the project, which is based on a script by Christina Hodson. Of course, Kubo was up for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost out to Disney’s Zootopia. However, before Knight was snatched up by Michael Bay and co., the studio was apparently looking at ex-The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa, among many others.
Famuyiwa was scheduled to direct the upcoming DC Extended Universe film, but dropped out due to creative differences with Warner Bros. Sadly, the talented filmmaker has yet to find the right – blockbuster – project for him. The Hollywood Reporter also revealed the other names in the Bumblebee mix, which included: Baywatch‘s Seth Gordon, The Shallows‘ Jaume Collet-Sera and The Last Romantic‘s Aaron and Adam Nee. The list is full of talent, which makes a Transformers fan like myself incredibly happy. Could the franchise make a remarkable turn around? Could we be living in a world where we have… good Transformers movies?
The upcoming spin-off is the first of many, and if Bumblebee performs as well as Paramount expect, we should expect a Transformers-related project ever single year. The Travis Knight-directed film has no scheduled release date, but expect an announcement once Transformers: The Last Knight opens everywhere on June 23rd, 2017.