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New animated Transformers movie set for big screen with oscar-winning team

May 2nd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Look, if there was one moment in the last few years that saw me well up with man tears it was the opening of Bumblebee (No, it wasn’t Avengers -because i’m much too manly).

Seeing the movie open on Cybertron, going back to the war and seeing the Autobots and Decepticons from my childhood come to life, was honestly a powerful moment for me – all those times as a kid imagining, while playing outside with my friends and their Transformers joining the battle with mine and I finally see it realised on the big screen. Don’t get me wrong, I liked some of the Michael Bay stuff, but that experience was trancendental.

Now, we could be on the verge of a full movie of this type of content an honestly… giddy!

Hasbro’s entertainment studio eOne and Paramount have hired Toy Story 4 director (and writer of Inside Out, both Oscar winners) Josh Cooley to direct a Transformers theatrical origin story set of the planet of Cybertron.

The movie will focus on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron – will Prime be called Orion Pax, the name many of the origin stories have Prime called before the Matrix of Leadership chose him to lead the heroic Autobots?

Before the war the two were friends – brothers almost – who saw conflict drive them apart… it is one of the epic tales of good versus evil and could be amazing if done, you know, with giant warring ‘bots.

prequel that sources said focuses on an origin story. It takes place on Cybertron, the planet from which the good-guy and bad-guy robots came. The film revolves around the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron.

The movie will be penned by Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.

The movie will not be linked to the previous live-action Transformers movies and will be a full standalone adventure. It seems that the fact that Hollywood in on standstill at the moment is a big part of why this has been fast-tracked as animation is still possible with staff and animators working from home.

It’s also worth noting that Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari were both part of the Transformers writers’ room that was set up pre-Bumblebee but then disbanded.

Personally, if we get a two-hour movie set on Cybertron that resembles anything like the scene below, then I’m pretty sure it’ll be a winner in my book.

What say you all? Does this sound like a winner? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….