Here’s a news which went below our radar due to our busy schedule during the Toy Fair 2018 weekend. It is sad to announce that Transformers Live Action Movie Series producer Ian Bryce has moved away from Paramount Pictures to find a new home at Netflix.
“In a move that signals the growing feature film ambitions of Netflix, the streaming service has made a multi-year first look deal with Ian Bryce, the producer of big scale films that include Saving Private Ryan, Almost Famous, War Machine, and the Transformers franchise. Bryce and his Ian Bryce Productions will move from Paramount Pictures. The producer first worked with Netflix on the David Michod-directed Brad Pitt-starrer War Machine, and the plan is to build on that relationship and have Bryce be a core supplier. On the film side, this follows a recent deal with War for the Planet of the Apes and the next Batman director Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho banner. It also follows the groundbreaking TV deal Netflix made with Ryan Murphy.”
Ian Bryce and his production company worked hand-in-hand with Paramount Pictures throughout all 5 Transformers movies. During the production stages, Mr. Bryce acted as director Michael Bay‘s right hand man.
This move has occurred concurrently with the announcement of a new team that will shape the future of the Transformers movie franchise.