Paramount continues to invest aggressively in the Autobots franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angel Manuel Soto, the director of last year’s teen drama “Charm City Kings”, is expected to direct a new standalone Transformers film. The script will be composed by Marco Ramirez.
Who is developing the New Transformers film?
A new Transformers film is being developed by Paramount that is unrelated to the main franchise. Since then, the Transformers franchise has evolved into a worldwide sensation, with five sequels and two spin-offs. The first five films were directed and produced by Michael Bay. However, “Bumblebee” was directed by Travis Knight of Laika.
How was the response to the film?
This successful franchise has generated box office smashes such as “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, which grossed over $1 billion in 2014. Unfortunately, its sequel, “Transformers: The Last Knight”, fared even worse at the box office, grossing just over 600 million dollars. In 2007, the first live-action Transformers film was released. The film went on to be a huge hit, grossing over $700 million at the box office.
“Bumblebee”, a 2018 film, made even less money, grossing $469 million. Some critics speculated that the franchise’s falling sales meant that viewers had grown tired of it.
What movies are in development?
Paramount is already working on more Transformers films. This new film will stand alone from the existing Michael Bay franchise. The script will be written by Marco Ramirez, the showrunner of Netflix’s Marvel series The Defenders.
The film will be directed by Manuel Soto of Charm City Kings. None is known about the film’s plot at this time. In addition, Paramount is still working on a seventh Transformers film, which will be directed by Stephen Caple Jr. of Creed II.
With two Transformers films in the works, it’s clear that Paramount is still invested in the series. Transformers is one of the few major IPs that Paramount owns, which is why the studio is unlikely to let the franchise fade away anytime soon.
The latest Transformers film will be the first in the franchise to feature such diversity, and it will be fascinating to see how well it does at the box office.