The Autobots and Decepticons won’t stop fighting anytime soon. Several reports today confirm that Paramount and Hasbro are working on two new Transformers films that are being produced simultaneously.
One of the films is written by Army of the Dead writer Joby Harold, who also worked on John Wick 3. The other is written by James Vanderbilt, whose credits include The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 , Adam Sander / Jennifer The Aniston Netflix movie Murder Mystery and the David Fincher movie Zodiac.
Deadline reports that Vanderbilt’s movie is based on the Beast Wars spin-off that focuses on robots that turn into animal-like robots.
It’s unclear who can helm the new Transformers movies or who might star in them. This appears to be the first days of both projects.
The Transformers movie franchise began in 2007 with a big budget action movie directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Sequels followed in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2017.
The latest installment is the 2018 Bumblebee spin-off starring Hailee Steinfeld and directed by Travis Knight. A low-budget film, the film achieved the highest average ratings in franchise history, but grossed the least amount of money ($ 468 million).
In total, the Transformers franchise has made over $ 4 billion worldwide, so it’s no surprise to learn that Paramount and Hasbro are keen to continue making more entries.