Transformers Cinematic Universe - Two More Writers Added And Concept Explained By Akiva Goldsman
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.
When they start Monday, Goldsman and the writers will immerse themselves in everything that has been crafted by Hasbro to create what Goldsman said is a deep mythology. [...] “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.”
“If one of the writers discovers an affinity for Beast Wars, they can drive forward on treatments that will have been fleshed out by the whole room,” Goldsman said.
Of course, we can only hope that with so many
writers involved now, that the next movie will have something resembling an actual story to set it apart from the first four!