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Newcomer Christina Hodson scribing Bumblebee standalone and Harley Quinn spin-off

November 12th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It looks like the next chapters in the Transformers and DC Cinematic Universes has a writer…

With Transformers: The Last Knight set for release next June, Paramount and Michael Bay are looking to the next stage in the franchise and that is the Bumblebee standalone movie penned by relative newcomer Christina Hodson.

Hodson is part of a Transformers writers room also including Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet who were hired to create an interlocked and expansive universe for the robots in disguise – word is the group were unable to make the Bumblebee idea work until Hodson handed in her script which has the studio rather excited.

The Bumblebee movie is set for June 8th, 2018.

Hodson is “half Asian and raised in London, started as a development executive. Since transitioning to screenwriting four years ago, she has quickly become a sought after scribe for muscular, female-driven stories in traditionally male-dominated genres. Hodson has the Farren Blackburn-directed thriller Shut In, with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay starring for EuropaCorp and Lava Bear, and the Denise DiNovi directed erotic thriller Unforgettable, with Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, and Whitney Cummings starring for Warner Bros next year.

“She has hit the Black List with scripts three different times since turning to writing four years ago. One of those, her spec The Eden Project, sold in a splashy deal to Sony and Material Pictures. She has scripted a reboot of The Fugitive for Warner Bros and producer Arnold Kopelson, and is writing for Warner Bros and DC Entertainment an untitled feature set in that DC universe. Hodson is also writing a female-centric action epic for Nina Jacobson at Fox 2000, and has just cracked television, adapting the Japanese crime novel Out as a potential series for AMC.”

The DC project she’s working on in reportedly confirmed to be the Harley Quinn spin-off set to star Margot Robbie. It is unclear at the minute if this is actually the Birds of Prey movie or if they are completely different. Either way, Harley is set to move forward with a writer, a star and a studio.

What say you all?

Source: Deadline

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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….

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