Steven DeKnight Transformers Cinematic Universe

Not too long Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner stated that the Writers Room for the Transformers Cinematic Universe is going on well. How well? Steven S. DeKnight; one of the writers explains to IGN.

“It’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience. Akiva Goldsman was fantastic and Jeff Pinkner, who’s co-writing the fifth [Transformers] movie with him was phenomenal. Zak Penn… It was just a room full of brilliant, funny, amazing people. And we spent two and a half weeks in physically the best writers room I’ve ever seen in my life. Paramount pulled out all the stops. It was phenomenal! We laughed and joked and told stories and plotted out…”

DeKnight had to keep his secrets about Transformers, noting, “I can’t say what we plotted out, but it was all very exciting and in the next few months we’ll see what moves forward and what doesn’t move forward. But it was a fantastic experience. One of the best experiences of that was when Steven Spielberg popped by one afternoon to just sit and talk and hear what we were working on. Everybody was about to throw up, they were so excited.”

autobot bugatti veyron grand sport vitesse4

We all know the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse as Drift from Transformers: Age Of Extinction. But this news isn’t about the fictional character. Apparently, a Transformers themed Veyron was spotted being shipped to Los Angeles.

GT Spirit stated:

“The entire front end is painted in two shades of light blue and features a subtle Autobot insignia stretching across it. The doors also feature the two-tone blue design while the lighter of the two blues then adorns the rear wheel arches, air intakes and rear decklid. Gloss black side skirts, rear bumper and the lower half of the front bumper are also present. 

Inside, the Transformers theme continues with a prominent Autobot logo having pride of place between the two seats. The seats themselves are finished in bright blue and dark blue leather and include ‘Daniel’ stitched on the headrests which is presumably the owner’s name.”

Speaking of the owner’s name, it is also Transformers related. According to the headrest, the name is Daniel.

We’ve mirrored the images of the car with this news post.


Hasbro Q2 Financial Call 2015 Transformers

Welcome back to another TFW2005 Hasbro Conference Call Coverage. Earlier this morning Hasbro held their Q2 Financial Call with the investors and media. As usual TFW Network participated. Several statements were made regarding their upcoming projects. But nothing we haven’t already heard about other than a certain franchise making a return. And those statements include:

  • Transformers Cinematic Universe
  • Transformers: Robots In Disguise
  • Success of SDCC 2015 (Hasbro-Machinima Partnership)
  • M. A. S. K.

You can read more about the topics, after the jump.

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7 Palmas 13th Anniversary Transformers Hasbro Robots In Disguise

7 Palmas Shopping Center in Spain has celebrated its 13th Anniversary with Hasbro’s Transformers.  Kids were able to play with the new Transformers: Robots In Disguise toys as well as to meet Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. ROTF Chevrolet Camaro was also present.

Hasbro has uploaded a video of the event to their official You Tube page. You can enjoy it, after the jump.


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Transformers Cinematic Universe Writers Room Team Photo

Transformers Cinematic Universe writer Lindsey Beer has tweeted the TFCU Writers Room Team Photo.

Team includes Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil).

The Writers Room is led by the Academy Award winning scriptwriter Akiva Goldsman.

Check out the team photo, after the jump.

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In an exclusive interview with Collider‘s staff writer Christina Radish, Mark Wahlberg mentioned that he thinks Michael Bay will be back to direct the 5th installment of Transformers film when asked about Bay’s return to the franchise. This despite of Bay’s earlier statement saying he will leave the directing chair for someone else to fill.

Together with the recent recruitment of a writers team, what would this spell for the future of the Transformers Cinematic Universe? Sound off your thoughts with us on the forums!


Deadline has posted a brief article naming the final writer of Akiva Goldsman’s writer’s room to brainstorm story ideas for the Transformers Cinematic Universe. The final member of the writer’s room will be Steven DeKnight, who created Spartacus on Starz and worked on Marvel’s Daredevil television series. It will be interesting to see what ideas DeKnight and his colleagues bring to the table.

Let us know what you think of this news on the boards, and keep checking TFW2005 for future new regarding the Transformers live-action films!


Forbes Magazine is bringing news on Paramount‘s Transformers’ story room, that at least 12 movies will be penned for the Transformers Cinematic Universe.

Monday, June 8th is the first official day of operations at Paramount’s Transformers’ story room, where almost a dozen writers will steep their collective heads in franchise lore before churning out the next decades worth of stories for movies and television. “We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history
We will look at the toys, the TV shows, the merchandise, everything that has been generated by Hasbro, from popular to forgotten iterations, and establish a mythological time line. It has been designed with a lot of visual help, toys, robots, sketches and writers and artists. After that super saturation, the writers will figure out not one, but numerous films that will extend the universe.”
“All of the writers will come away with this exercise with a movie treatment to write, including Goldsman. Those writers will then have first crack at writing the scripts for treatment that meet the approval of Paramount, Bay, [Steven] Spielberg, Hasbro and the producers.” If Goldsman is also making a treatment to add to the pile made by his 11 writers, that’s a total of 12 new Transformers movies that will be pitched to Paramount in the first round, and all of them will be capable of interconnecting with each other. There’s no telling how many of the pitches will be green-lit or how many stories will be kicked down to Transformers TV or video games, but the amount of output expected is impressive.

You can read the full report at Forbes.


Bumblebee will be making a Cameo appearance on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

Thanks to onlookers on the set of TMNT 2, we have several footage of what appears to be the Turtle brothers attending a Halloween Parade (as themselves probably) being greeted by another participant of the parade, dressed as Bumblebee. The person then proceeds to high five Michelangelo.

You can check out for the full report and videos.


Deadline, which seems to be the go-to source regarding recent announcements regarding the Transformers Cinematic Universe of sequels, prequels and spin-offs, has just announced two more writers that have been added to the writer’s room headed by Akiva Goldsman. The new additions are Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. These new writers join the previously announced team of Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner, Robert Kirkman, Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari.

Akiva Goldsman also explains some of the reasoning behind this writer’s room in the article, so check out the link above to read what he has to say. In one paragraph he even mentions Beast Wars as something that could be explored:

“If one of the writers discovers an affinity for Beast Wars, they can drive forward on treatments that will have been fleshed out by the whole room,” Goldsman said.

Only time will tell if a spin-off featuring the Maximals and Predacons of Beast Wars will become a reality, but the possibility is mentioned by Mr. Goldsman himself! It appears that they are considering many options for future films.

Keep following TFW2005 for all of the latest Transformers news, and let us know what you think of this news on the boards!