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Just when you thought the endless stream of Transformers movies might finally have come to an end, Paramount has announced its intentions to assemble the Autobots once again. According to a new report, a standalone Transformers reboot with no connection to Michael Bay's much-maligned series of films or the infinitely better Bumblebee flick is currently being developed.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Marco Ramirez, who oversaw both The Defenders and Daredevil with Netflix, will produce the script for the upcoming film. Having worked on two Marvel superhero shows he's no stranger to over-the-top action. Hell, if Optimus Prime gets to do some kind of gritty one-take hallway fight scene like in Daredevil, I'm definitely going to see this in the cinema. Meanwhile, Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) is set to direct.
Details on the project are incredibly slim on the ground right now, but longtime fans of the franchise who never quite clicked with Bay's take on Transformers will be pleased to hear Ramirez and Soto are aiming for a fresh approach. I can only assume that means they want to make a movie that isn't awful, which I'm on board with.
In all seriousness, Soto is a particularly fascinating choice for a Transformers movie. His career up till now has mostly been a string of well-received shorts and documentaries. It'll be really interesting to see what he brings to a big budget franchise like Transformers. He was also recently attached to DC's Blue Beetle movie, so this is clearly a guy to watch.
Beyond this mystery movie, there are multiple Transformers projects currently on the go at Paramount. Because of course there are. A direct sequel to Bumblebee is on the way from Creed II director Steven Caple Jr, and is expected to adapt elements of the Beast Wars: Transformers animated series. James Vanderbilt, whose credits include The Amazing Spider-Man and Independence Day: Resurgence, is attached to write. Strap in.
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