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Transformers movie franchise gets a much-needed kick up the shiny, metal ass with new writing team

May 21st, 2015 by Marc Comments


With Paramount hoping to expand the Transformers franchise to the next, shared universe level (here) it looks like the movies may be taking a turn for the better.

Akiva Goldsman, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura had already created a writers’ room to develop the universe of Transformers and now it has a few more bums in seats for the gig.

Impressive ones – writers, not bums.

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has signed on, as has Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway along with Fringe and Lost scribe Jeff Pinkner and, finally, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn is there too.

Here’s the honest truth, we at  FTN are divided over the Transformers franchise to date, but it boils down to us all liking some parts and hating others. But what we aren’t divided over is our love of the characters and the potential these stories have. And we’re heartened by some of the talent called upon here, especially Kirkman and Pinkner, so let’s hope things can only get better for Prime and the rest of the Cybertronians..

Source: Comingsoon

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….