‘Transformers 5’ Plot May Be ‘Beast Wars’ ; New Writers Join Team
New writers from “Black Hawk Down” and “The Black List” are joining the already burgeoning “Transformers 5” writing room from Monday. Lead writer Akiva Goldsman, in the meanwhile, teased at the ‘Beast Wars’ plotline for the upcoming movie. Read on to find out more.
Yesterday Movie News Guide reported the addition of “Daredevil” writer Steven S. Deknight to their roster. Well, apparently Paramount is not satisfied. Deadline has reported that come Monday, Ken Nolan (“Black Hawk Down”,”The Company”) and Geneva Robertson-Dwoyet are also going to be added to the roster. This makes the final roll call something like this, 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, together with Goldsman, Deknight, Nolan and Robertson-Dwoyet.
Akiva Goldsman, who is heading the Writer’s Room, for “Transformers 5”, said that the team will be going back Transformers history and, “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.” Goldsman also raised the hopes of a million fan when he teased at the return of the much beloved ‘Beast Wars’ story line. “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
‘Beast Wars’, if it does happen, will be based on the 1996 animated series which follows the heroic ‘Maximals’ and the evil ‘Predacons’, vying for power in an alien planet. These ‘Transformers’ though, like the Dino-bots in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, can morph into animals instead of vehicles. Fan favorite characters such as the gorilla ‘Optimus Primal’. ‘Rhinox’ and ‘Cheetor’ may be set to return. As the last film saw ‘Optimus Prime’ flying into space, this might be a particularly apt story-line, writers have teased.
“Transformers 5″ is produced by franchise director Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo Bonaventura and is set to hit the theaters in 2017.
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