We previously announced (here) that Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Akiva Goldsman and Lorenzo di Bonaventura had created a writers’ room to develop future Transformers storylines.
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Jeff Pinkner (Fringe) and Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand) are already on board and now, fresh from rewrites on Ant-Man, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari have been announced as the latest additions to the writers’ room.
Goldsman is heading up this team to develop new ideas for future Transformers movies and spin-offs. Their first project, tentatively titled Transformers: One, is said to be a prequel set on Cybertron.
Now, we’ve said before that the Transformers movies split us down the middle here at FTN. Personally, I think that, while the first is flawed, it’s still a great popcorn flick and infinitely better than the others. And while it’s a general rule of thumb that scripts developed by committee are worth their weight in toilet paper, the awesome geek credentials on dispay here are encouraging. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Just so long as nobody mentions the phrase Go-Bots…