Bumblebee: The Movie
reports that actress Pamela Adlon - recent Emmy winner for her show Better Things,
and voice of Bobby Hill on King Of The Hill
among many others- is in talks to join the cast of Transformers Universe: Bumblebee.
Adlon is presumed to be up for the role of the mother of the Hailee Steinfeld character, and hopefully we'll learn more about the film soon. Keep reading for an excerpt from the announcement.
Typically Transformers movies have had budgets around the 200 million dollar level, which includes The Last Knight
with an estimated budget of $217 million - which according to Box Office Mojo, it still has not made back in its domestic ticket sales* as of July 20th. With this in mind, it's perhaps little surprise that the next movie up, the prequel focused on Bumblebee is being run much more lean. Screenrant has reported on the situation and given us a surprisingly low budget projection for the movie. Keep reading to find out what the film will be working with!
With production having just begun on next year's Bumblebee-focused movie, one would hope that assembling a cast has been on someone's mind. The Hollywood Reporter brings word of a number of young actors currently in talks for parts in the film, following behind leads Hailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. No one involved has given any specifics yet towards the story, only sticking to the rundown of Lorenzo di Bonaventura that it'll be smaller, less robots, and more character development focused. Keep reading to find out more about the newest round of casting!
According to Hollywood reporter, actor Jorge Lendeborg Jr. is currently in talks to play the male lead in the next Transformers movie that is tentatively referred to as the "Bumblebee Movie". Jorge has played roles in The Land (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Brigsby Bear (2017).
Set sometime in the 1980s, the lead female role will be played by Hailee Steinfeld. The choice of the new lead role, will give us a better idea of what kind of movie this may be. As word has it, this one will feature less robots, and more human character development.
According to the LA Times, the next foray into the Transformers Movie Universe will get a record $22 Million tax credit for shooting the movie entirely in California, USA. The money comes from what is being called a "state program aimed at curbing so-called runaway production."
Is it just me, or does it seem odd WE the people should foot the bill for productions that all the profit goes back to the studio? California is not alone, Michigan and other states have provided these incentive before. The idea being, these productions will bring jobs and income to the state.
CBS station B96 has interviewed actress Hailee Steinfeld about her part in the upcoming Bumblebee movie as part of an interview held at their station's Pepsi Summer Bash. Steinfeld revealed that she's watching all the existing movies so she has a point of reference for the role, among other things. Our best guess is that, like the rest of us, she's going to be extremely confused after trying to binge-watch all five films. We've embedded the video below, so keep reading to see!
As one Transformers movie news cycle begins to wind down, the next one kicks in to gear. Screen Rant has already been talking about next year's Bumblebee prequel movie with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Perhaps the most interesting piece of this is a change of language, now addressing the 2019 release for "Transformers 6" as a "hope" more than a plan. Might this change of attitude be a response to the surely lower than anticipated performance of The Last Knight
in its opening day? Keep reading for more!
Collider has posted information from an interview they had with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, where the producer talked about some of the directions and details of next year's Bumblebee-focused prequel movie. Perhaps the most noteworthy is the suggestion of having only a couple of robot character, and spending a lot more time with them, a concept he seems to link to a "departure" from the movies thus far. We've highlighted certain passes below, and you can find a link to the original article as well - keep reading...
Following the confirmation of Hailee Steinfeld as the female lead for the Transformers Universe Bumblebee 2018 movie, we not only have word that the production shooting is slated to begin soon, but also confirmation from numerous outlets that the sixth Transformers film to focus on the Bee will be set in the 1980s timeframe.
BBC Newsbeat has another interview with Hailee Steinfeld. Just recently she confirmed her involvement with the upcoming Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
project in a brief remark. She talks in just a bit more detail here, though of course any real specifics are left out. But what it all boils down to is that production is getting ready to start any time now, which means it's likely the new cycle of set leaks leading up to the first official "behind the scenes" releases is likely right around the corner... Keep reading for quotes from the article.
Previously rumored, it looks like we have definite confirmation of our first cast member for 2018's Bumblebee movie. Hailee Steinfeld talked with news.com.au about her upcoming tour in Australia, during which she verified her involvement with the prequel movie. She also said that as soon as she gets back from Australia, it'll be time to begin filming. The movie currently branded as Transformers Universe: Bumbkebee
is expected in theatres next summer, so this production timeline is just about on track. You can find a link to the news.com.au article below.
Transformers 5 is not even in theaters and the news begins to flow for Transformers 6. Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Hailee Steinfeld in for major role Transformers 6 Bumblebee Movie that will be directed by Travis Knight for release June 8, 2018. Steinfeld has some decent roles to her name being cast in films such ast "True Grit" (2010) and "Ender's Game" (2013).
Just in from Licensing Expo in Las Vegas via comingsoon.net, we have our first piece of promotional material for the 2018 Transformers movie, which will focus on Bumblebee at some point before the main film series. Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
as it is currently titled on the poster has been said to skew younger, and have a smaller robot cast. There was also the hint that the 1980's might be the target time period for the story. You can find the image that was on display at the expo mirrored below.
After the recent trademarking of what's believed to be the Bumblebee Movie logo, Hasbro continues preparing for its 2018 cinematic outing with a new trademark reported by Transformers@TheMoon: Bee Vision.
Really, what are the odds this isn't
related to the Bumblebee Movie? With the trademark specifically calling out toy masks as a potential use, it looks like there'll be some type of roleplay-toy gimmick in next year's movie toys. Keep reading for the data!
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The US Patent Office has received a registration for a new logo from Hasbro showing a stylized bee in gray. The logo is being trademarked for use in relation to "Toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms" - the usual legal descriptor with USPTO for Transformers toys. So it looks like we've got the logo to go with next year's Bumblebee-themed Transformers side-story movie! Keep reading to see.
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