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Akiva Goldsman talks Transformers movies as more talent joins writing team

June 5th, 2015 by James Campbell Comments


A few weeks ago, the announcement was made that the Transformers film franchise was searching for new blood to write future films, now it’s been announced that Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Black List) will be joining the already massive writing room for the Transformers franchise.

In conjunction with this, the head writer of this group, Akiva Goldsman, gave an interview discussing the franchise… “We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history,” he said.

”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… 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.”

The idea of a Beast Wars film certainly is interesting (at least to me as a child of the 90s), but all of this information still does not excite me. This is for one clear reason. All of this is still scheduled to be (possibly) directed/produced by Michael Bay. Bay has produced four Transformers movies, and I have only enjoyed one of them (the first if any one is curious). So as far as I am concerned, I’m rolling out.

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.

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