If you find yourself in George Town, Penang, Malaysia between July 10th and September 17th of this year, be sure to check out the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee statues on display as part of the first Transformers exhibit in southeast Asia! The Malay Mail Online reports that the exhibition will be part of the "Visit Penang 2015" tourism appeal, and there will be laser light shows daily in the evenings. Keep reading for more details as well as a photo from the announcement ceremony - and get ready to consult your travel agent!
Screenwriter Lindsey Beer has posted an image of herself along with her fellow writers and the producers who have been tasked with taking the Michael Bay Transformers films and parlaying them into a full-fledged cinematic universe! Keep reading to see.
Also announced amongst the Tokyo Toy Show news today was TakaraTomyMall's limited-edition Nightmare Megatron! An intricate repaint of the Revenge of the Fallen Leader-Class Megatron mold, Nightmare Megatron will go up for sale on July 7th for a price of 14904 Yen. We believe that Autobase Aichi is saying that this is a limited edition of 2000 pieces as well. Keep reading to see!
In a recent interview with Collider, Mark Wahlberg was asked if he had any inside scoop on the next entry in the Transformers movie series. While he's apparently not any more in the loop than the rest of us, he's also with the majority of the fandom in a firm belief that Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 5, despite Bay's own statements otherwise. A range of sources have all hinted at this being the case as well, including signs that the fifth movie is being delayed until Bay finishes his own current project. Keep reading for the interview excerpt.
Thunder and lighting strikes in Hollywood as we speak. A dozen, or more, writers converge to take the Transformers into new and uncharted territories. Dateline is reporting the recruiting process continues with yet another new draft to the team. Takeing a page, literally, from Marvel's book. They have brought in Marvel's Daredevil Writer, Steven DeKnight, to add more flare to the Transformers Cinematic Universe. Read on for the full details.
Forbes has posted an in-depth article about the particulars of the Transformers Writers' Room, which meets for the first time today! The eleven writers plus head writer Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin
) will be surrounded by all aspects of the franchise in order to pitch their movies... and with each writer being encouraged to pitch their own movie, Goldsman included, we could be looking at an even dozen
of Transformers films entering development as we speak. Keep reading for a selection from the article!
While not Transformers movie news as such, it seems the Michael Bay-produced TMNT sequel may be giving a nod back to Bay's prior works. In some on-set video uploaded to Instagram, a small vehicle drives up to one of the Ninja Turtle actors, and then "transforms" in to Bumblebee. Or at least a guy wearing a motorized Bumblebee costume. This crossover of sorts is not very surprising - what's surprising is that it didn't happen in the first TMNT movie. Click through to check out the videos.
Deadline is reporting that writers Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dworet have been added to the ranks of the growing writer's room that has been tasked with developing the expanded cinematic universe for the Transformers movies. Akiva Goldsman has stated that part of the intent was to borrow from the process TV has long used to develop great series - as some other movie studios have begun to do as well. Reportedly the first job before this group will be to develop the story of the next sequel so it can go in to production as soon as Michael Bay is ready for it. Keep reading for an excerpt and link back to the original article.
Were the live action Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay good or bad for Transformers? That’s the question that I put to a number of respected collectors and community members, and not just in regards to Transformers toys, but the general health of the brand and the people who now count themselves as fans.
Here comes the Pony factor! Word is just in from Deadline that Paramount are to bring some new writers what will give the Transformers Cinematic Universe a woman's touch. Just announced are writers Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer. Christina Hodson as worked on The Fugitive and The Eden Project. Lindsey Beer has worked on properties such as Dig, Short Circuit, and the new Wizard of Oz for Warner Bros. Read on to see more.
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner gave a presentation at the Global Consumer Conference 2015 yesterday, outlining the company's plans. Much was made of Star Wars, naturally, but Goldner also had the chance to elaborate a bit on the plans for the Transformers Cinematic Universe. Apparently one of the ideas under consideration is a Bumblebee standalone movie. Keep reading for more details!
According the Deadline, some of the new writers for the Transformers Cinematic Universe are already sharpening their pencils. Word is coming down that get guys behind Marvel's "Ant-Man" script are packing their bags for a trip back to Cybertron to lift the lid on the origins of our beloved robots. Read for more details.
Deadline Hollywood report, following the new of Akiva Goldsman joining the fold to take Transformers into an Expanded Universe. We have news Paramount have just signed deals with "Walking Dead" Writer Robert Kirkman, "Iron Man" writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, "Pacific Rim 2" Zak Penn, and writer Jeff Pinkner of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" and
"Lost" This is major news for the Transformers, as it will clearly open up the franchise to many new ideas from established writers. Read on for more details.
Prime 1 Studio have posted a teaser on their official page about new additions to their Transformers statues lines, Jazz! Keeping with their focus on the Transformers Movie characters, they will be introducing the new "Transformers Museum Masterline" series that draws from all four of the theatrical films. Read on to see the teaser and more details.
Hobbybase have posted an image of the Prime 1 Studio Premium Megatron & Optimus Prime Transformers Busts out of the box. The latest of their high-end statues are now shipping in Asia. Get a look at both of the Transformers: Dark of Moon character sculpts out of the box in all their super-detailed glory after the jump.
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