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More writers sign up for Transformers sequels… and prequels?

May 28th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments

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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…


Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...