Monday, 6 March 2017

Travis Knight set to take on Bumblebee Transformers spin-off

News arrives via Deadline that Laika CEO Travis Knight, who directed the excellent Kubo And The Two Strings last year, is set to make his live action debut with the Bumblebee Transformers spin-off.

The movie, which represents Paramount Pictures' first attempt to widen the Transformers universe, has been in development for a while, spawned from the writers' room set up by the studio to generate an expanded cinematic universe for the Autobots and Decepticons.

Christina Hodson (Shut In) has been at work on the script, with Transformers regulars Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Michael Bay acting as producers. The movie is intended to arrive in cinemas next year, so Knight will certainly have to put the pedal to the metal. As for Bay's latest and seemingly last outing as director, Transformers: The Last Knight crashes into cinemas on 23 June.

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