The Transformers Bumblebee movie will be landing in theaters on June 8th, 2018.
Paramount has been planning a spinoff Bumblebee movie for a while now, even going as far as selecting an official release date, despite not having a director, cast or script. Well, Paramount can strike that last one from the list, as Deadline is reporting that they’ve settled on a script from screenwriter Christina Hodson. Apparently, they’ll be shopping the script around to directors shortly, so I suppose that means Bay won’t be handling this one as well, as he probably has his hands full meeting the June 23, 2017, release date for Transformers: The Last Knight (number 5 in the franchise), and a planned June 28, 2019, release date for the next full Transformers movie. Bay hasn’t been officially been announced as directing the 2019 film, but as he’s helmed the previous 5, it’s not a stretch to imagine he’ll keep the streak going.
Any Additional Details on the Bumblebee Script?
So far, no plot details have been revealed about the script. Hodson is one of two female writers who joined a Michael Bay assembled writer’s room back in 2015, with the aim of fleshing out the Hasbro cinematic universe. (HCU? Nah…) Hodson’s only produced credit is actually arriving in theaters today, the Naomi Watts headlined thriller “Shut In,” but she’s received a lot of attention for other scripts she’s written and has landed on the Black List three times in four years. In addition to the Bumblebee movie, she also provided the script to a reboot of the Fugitive that’s in the works, and an unidentified Warner Bros / DC Entertainment feature that will be set in the DC universe.
If the Bumblebee movie is successful, one can assume that many, many other spinoffs will follow. Let us know who you’d like to see get their own Transformers movie.
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