It would seem that Paramount and Hasbro have a lot more Autobots and Decepticons material left, with two new writers tapped to pen scripts for upcoming “Transformers” films.
Joby Harold (co-wrote the upcoming Zack Snyder zombie movie “Army of the Dead”) and James Vanderbilt of “Zodiac” fame and more recently Netflix’s “Murder Mystery”, have both been assigned the task, with the view to pursue concurrent development, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The “Transformers” film franchise kicked off in 2007 with “Transformers”, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, kicked butt at the box office, and was followed by “Revenge of the Fallen” in 2009, 2011’s “Dark of the Moon” and 2014’s “Age of Extinction”, then “The Last Knight” (2017). All 5 films were directed by Michael Bay.
Last year’s “Bumblebee” was somewhat of a surprise hit, perhaps acting as an 80’s nostalgia flick as well as being framed around one of the more popular characters.
No word on which direction the new scripts will take, but stay tuned!