Paramount Pictures are one of many studios in Hollywood who are looking to maximize profits at every turn. In this spirit, it only makes sense that they would see a franchise like Transformers and squeeze it for all it is worth. Grossing an incredible $3.77b since the beginning, it has set the pace at the box office while their contemporaries look on.
Ahead of the fifth installment Transformers: The Last Knight to open on June 23 in the United States, director Michael Bay confirmed that a writer's room established back in 2015 have no less than 14 different concepts to work off for future sequels. Although he is believed to call it a day following movie number 5 in the series, Bay's assertion has predictably sent moviegoers into a state of shock and bewilderment.
Bay's Bombshell Drops Like A Lead Weight
The Bad Boys director announced the news scoop at London's Cineworld IMAX on Leicester Square. Showcasing 30-minutes of Last Knight footage to the crowd at hand. While he was apparently sporting a Boba Fett shirt of all things on the night, Bay pinpointed a staggering 14 films are waiting to be made.
One of which is said to be a spinoff for the character Bumblebee directed by Travis Knight. Bay's statement would have gone over well for those that attended. But, for the greater public, it is a sad state of affairs that a franchise without any critical acclaim from four films and counting can charge forward on the basis of sheer weight of numbers.
ToyVerse Only Just Beginning
Akiva Goldsman is heading the writer's room at Paramount and the scribe told Deadline back in 2015 that the framework for them is incredibly simply: look at the toys that have been created and drive a narrative around that.
“We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history," he remarked. "We will look at the toys, the TV shows, the merchandise, everything that has been generated by Hasbro, from popular to forgotten iterations, and establish a mythological time line. It has been designed with a lot of visual help, toys, robots, sketches and writers and artists. After that super saturation, the writers will figure out not one, but numerous films that will extend the universe.”
Those other individuals that form said writer's room are Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Ken Nolan, Zak Penn, Lindsey Beer, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Christina Hodson, Steven DeKnight, Jeff Pinkner, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.
Source: Yahoo! Movies