WWE Superstar John Cena has joined the cast of Transformers Universe: Bumblebee, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The site also reveals the plot synopsis and a revised release date for the movie.
“The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.”
The synopsis also confirms that Bumblebee will return to his Volkswagen Beetle (a.k.a VW Bug) vehicle mode from Generation 1.
The film kicks off production today in California. Paramount has set a new release date of December 21st, 2018, which puts the film opposite Warner Bros.’ Aquaman.
Travis Knight, who directed the stop-motion movie Kubo and the Two Strings, is helming the new film from a script by Christina Hodson (Shut In). Hailee Steinfeld is leading the cast of Paramount’s new film, which will center on the yellow and black bot Bumblebee. The film will feature a young cast including Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.