Empire Magazine has posted a new promo image from Bumblebee: The Movie along with a small statement from director Travis Knight.
“I wanted to approach this massive, expansive franchise and really focus in on a tiny corner of the canvas. Everything I’ve tried to do at Laika, searching for an artful blend of darkness and light, intensity and warmth, humour and heart, I wanted to bring to the Transformers franchise.”
“At its core it’s just a beautiful love story between two broken souls who find each other and heal each other,” he adds. “I grew up loving those classic Spielbergian Amblin films. And we’re trying to evoke that kind of emotion in this movie, fusing a rich coming-of-age story with some sci-fi insanity.”
The promo image features the alt-mode (Volkswagen Beetle) of the titular character Bumblebee and the movie’s main human protagonist Charlie Watson (played by the beautiful Hailee Steinfeld).
Scan and transcript courtesy of ComicBookMovie. Check out the image, after the jump.