Omega Underground has revealed that the upcoming Transformers spin-off movie focusing on the character of Bumblebee is set to begin filming on July 31st of this year under the code name “Brighton Falls.” The site adds that the film’s title is currently listed as Transformers Universe: Bumblebee on casting calls.
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming) lead the film’s cast, which also includes Jason Drucker (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul), Abby Quinn (Landline), Rachel Crow (Rio 2), Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi: Next Class) and Gracie Dzienny (Chasing Life)
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has previously said that the film would be a prequel to the main Transformers series, following Bumblebee and his friendship with a young girl before their “idyllic life” is interrupted by the Decepticons.
Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight is directing the movie, working from a script by Christina Hodson. Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are on board as producers alongside Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.
Paramount has slotted the Bumblebee spin-off for a June 8, 2018 release.
Source: Omega Underground
10 Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies
If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.
I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expect. If I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!
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