Transformers Age of Extinction - Bumblebee

The Transformers writers room continues to expand. Black List scribes Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Ken Nolan are the latest to come aboard, joining Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner, and many more.

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Daredevil executive producer/showrunner and Starz’ Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight has been added to the Transformers brain trust as “the final member” according to Deadline.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Transformers

Ever since Marvel Studios launched their cinematic universe, other studios have been desperate to replicate its success. Many are trying to turn their most valuable properties into more expansive franchises with spin-offs and more. For example, Paramount Pictures is currently working on creating a much bigger Transformers universe, with the potential for a spin-off starring Bumblebee.

And you may not have thought about this previously, but Paramount Pictures also distributes the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is produced by Michael Bay, director of the Transformers movies. Is there a chance that these two sets of heroes inhabit the same world and we’ll see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Transformers cameo? Find out after the jump! Read More »

Best Stories of the Wek

We’ve reached the end of a very busy week. There were tons of trailers and some pretty big news stories, so this is a pretty beefy edition of the Best Stories of the Week.

Recapping the news from the past seven days, you’ll find updates on the future of Marvel Studios‘ television side and Samuel L. Jackson in the cinematic universe, some rumors about the future of Star Wars and details on the past of a certain iconic character from the saga, a first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, new writers for the Transformers franchise and future universe and more.

Plus, there’s trailers for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and a double dose of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw and Everest, and that’s not even half of the (mostly) great, new trailers we saw this week. Catch up on the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

Kids React to Old Transformers

There are some of us who have been acquainted with Transformers for so long that we tend to forget that there’s a whole generation of kids who have no idea that the Autbots and Decepticons were doing battle decades before they hit the big screen in 2007. And that brings us to another edition of Kids React, this time with some youngsters learning that the Transformers actually hail from the 1980s. Their reactions are pretty priceless. Watch kids react to old Transformers after the jump! Read More »

Transformers writers

A week after controversy hit the Internet about a lack of diversity in developing the Transformers movie franchise, Paramount has hired two new writers. They are Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer, the first two female writers in a group that includes Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Zak Penn (Ready Player One) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost). It’s lead by Akiva Goldsman and their aim is to have a fifth film ready to go when Michael Bay finishes his current movie, then multiple Transformers films lined up to be made after.

Below, read more about Hodson and Beer as well as the Transformers writers room. Read More »

Bumblebee spin-off movie

Every Transformers movie has been a Bumblebee movie to some extent. The yellow robot has been a constant sidekick to the human characters in the franchise, especially in the first three films. But could he lead his own movie?

Paramount is assembling a writer’s room to cobble together more Transformers sequels and spin-offs, with the first one meant to be ready by the time Michael Bay finishes his Benghazi movie. Amid rumors of a Cybertron/origin movie, there’s now talk of a Bumblebee spin-off movie, with the info coming directly from the CEO of Hasbro. Read More »

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Transformers Origin Movie

Paramount is pulling together a writer’s cabal to develop new Transformers films and spin-offs for a “Marvel-style connected universe,” and two more people have just been added to the roster. Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, the pair who did a lot of rewrite work on Ant-Man, have joined the team. More interesting to Transformers fans will be that one idea reportedly being kicked around is a movie that would take place on Cybertron.  Read More »

transformers writing team

Paramount wants to expand the Transformers film series with interconnected spin-offs in addition to more direct sequels. Not long ago the exec producing team made up of Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura chose producer/screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to head up a “brain trust” in order to get story ideas set for that film series.

Now Goldsman and the team have made deals with a set of writers, and you’ll recognize quite a few of the names. For one, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is in there. But what may be most notable is the name not on the list at all. Read More »

Transformers ruin your favorite movies

One could argue that Michael Bay and his Transformers franchise have done enough to ruin filmmaking just by existing. But we can badmouth the director and his penchant for big, mindless blockbusters, lingerie models and endless explosions all day long. It doesn’t change the fact that his movies are successful, and he’s a very intense and efficient director, pulling off some impressive work, even if it lacks a substantial story.

But now his Transformers are getting out of control as they’ve started venturing into other movies where they don’t belong. Autobots and Decepticons are ruining scenes from some of your favorite movies, from Inception to Forrest Gump to Jerry Maguire and more. They must be stopped. Watch the Transformers ruin your favorite movies below. Read More »