The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the upcoming Transformers spinoff Bumblebee has added 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) to the cast.
The young stars, whom the outlet reports are in various stages of negotiations, will join Hailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. in the first spin-off that Paramount is developing as part of their Transformers cinematic universe.
Few details on the film’s plot are known, though producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has stated that the film will be a prequel to the main Transformers series set in the 1980s and will tell the story a young girl’s friendship with Bumblebee before the Decepticons intrude on their ‘idyllic’ life.
Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight will helm the project with a script by Christina Hodson. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg will serve as producers alongside Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.
Paramount is targeting a 2018 release date for the Bumblebee spinoff.
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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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