Thanks to a very lengthy and informative article on Wall Street Journal, we are treated to the Past, the Present and (most importantly) the Future of our beloved Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise.
The article goes on to explain what The Writers’ Room did for the past few months:
“On white boards, the group plotted possible story lines about an alternate history of Earth, from the time of the dinosaurs into the future, that imagined Transformers playing roles during events like World War II. Artists in the room turned ideas discussed around the table into visual concepts by the next morning. The group spent three weeks assembling story ideas and then, with the blessing of Paramount and Hasbro executives, split up to write treatments, or extended story summaries, over the next few months. The studio chose one to be 2017’s sequel “Transformers: The Last Knight,” to be directed by Mr. Bay, and another for 2018 that will focus on the character Bumblebee. All the treatments and art were published, along with fake marketing materials, such as posters, in a limited-edition hardcover book printed for a coterie of insiders.”
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner who fondly remembers how Transformers 2007 helped the Transformers Franchise 10 years ago, states that he expects the same on their future Hasbro Cinematic Universe.
“We live in that world of five-year business plans, and we felt it would be great to connect partners like Paramount in that process,” the CEO said.
The same Writers’ Room which worked on the upcoming 2017, 2018 and 2019 Transformers Movies, is working on HCU. The team will be bringing in elements from World War II and “Magic Technology” to the cinematic worlds of G. I. Joe and M.A.S.K. (you can read more about it on our sister site HISSTANK). We sense a possible tie-in in the near future. A thread is open for you to discuss this possible connection.
Meanwhile, something very important is mentioned on the article near the very end: They are looking for a new director for the next Transformers movies.