Paramount is developing a Transformers reboot and a sequel to the Travis Knight film, Bumblebee.
The Transformers films have had a bit of a rough road. While the first Transformers film met with some critical success, the franchise, as a whole, has been a box office goldmine while managing to infuriate fans and critics alike. This was until the release of Transformers: The Last Knight which failed to meet Paramount’s financial expectations. This eventually caused Paramount to rework their Transformers plans. The last Transformers film, Bumblebee, however, surprised everyone.
2018’s Bumblebee was critically well-received and was financially successful. There was some question as to whether or not the film was a full reboot or a prequel to the franchise and what the original plans for the film were. Regardless of what they were, however, Paramount eventually decided to use Bumblebee as a starting point to move forward. But now Paramount is continuing the franchise in a big way.
According to Variety, Paramount is developing two new Transformers films with two new scripts in the works. While the information on these films is vague, one is said to be taking place in the Bumblebee universe. The other is said to be a larger scale reboot of the franchisee. The scripts themselves are being written by James Vanderbilt who co-wrote The Amazing Spider-Man films and Joby Harold who is perhaps best known for his work on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
What do you all make of this news? Are you glad to hear that Paramount is rebooting the Transformers franchise? Should they continue with the Bumblebee films? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Bumblebee will be available on Digital, 4K UHD and Blu-ray.