Ahead of the release of Transformers: Bumblebee in Japan, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke to the press regarding the possibility of a Transformers: Beast Wars Live Action Movie.
According to Mr. Bonaventura, the movie is estimated to cost $450 million to make and the investors are not too keen to invest on a high risk project costing nearly half a million to make.
If this becomes a reality, the movie will become the highest budgeted movie in Hollywood, says the producer.
According to industry calculations, the movie should make $ 1.125 billion just to reach the break-even value; an impossible odd considering the trend for the series nowadays. This is just from the production budget alone. Combine that with the marketing budget and the value will skyrocket to an impossible target.
The producer is also skeptical about the familiarity of Beast Wars among the general public. “How many people knows Beast Wars?” says Lorenzo, adding further fuel to the fire.
Despite the negativity, Lorenzo states that he and Hasbro wishes to see a fruitful outcome for Beast Wars.
In conclusion, the report from The River states that the future of the project is ‘undecided’.