‘Transformers 5’ adds ‘Daredevil’ Showrunner to Writing Room; Bringing TV’s Lessons to Blockbusters
Marvel’s “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. Deknight has been raving about the “Transformers 5” writing room. He spoke about bringing his television experience in mapping the script for the latest Michael Bay blockbuster. Read on to find out more.
DeKnight, who is the former director and producer of “Spartacus,” has recently joined the all-star crew of writers for “Transformers 5.” Headed by Akiva Goldsman, the team also includes Zak Penn (“The Incredible Hulk”), Jeff Pinker (“Lost”), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (“Iron Man”), “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (“Ant-Man”), Christina Hodson (“Shut In”), Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (“Black Hawk Down”) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Daredevil”).
In a recent interview with Collider, Deknight called it “psychically, the best writer’s room I have seen in my life.”
This writing room is a far cry from the studio’s usual policy for locking the script only after every other detail has been decided, and sometimes even changing it mid-shoot.
“So my hat’s off to Paramount for trying something new in this way and really giving this writers room thing a spin. For me, it was a fantastic experience. I loved it,” Deknight said.
He also argued that the Writer’s Room way of having a consistent storyline going ahead was absolutely essential for a franchise spanning multiple films, like “Transformers.”
Having called in some of the television’s best writers probably means Paramount is eager to explore a cohesive story line for the franchise. They also did not want to repeat the writers strike disaster that had Michael Bay filming without an available script. Deknigh, at least, seemed satisfied by his experience and even Steven Spielberg apparently dropped by.
“Transformers 5” reunites franchise director Michael Bay with Mike Wahlberg and is set to hit the theaters in 2017. Transformers: Age of Extinction, released in 2014 made $1.1 billion worldwide.
There you have it for the latest news on “Transformers 5”. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on your favorite celebrities, TV shows and movies.
Photo Source: Facebook/Transformers Movie