‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’ Has Found Its Director | Film News
Yes, there’s a planned spinoff to the Transformers franchise. Let’s forego the groaning and remember how much money these things make. Somebody is watching them.
With The Last Knight set for release soon, and being rumoured that it could be Michael Bay‘s last stint behind the camera with the franchise, Paramount is moving ahead with a spinoff, focusing on the vocally-challenged, musically-inclined character.
Bumblebee is rumoured to be a “lower cost” instalment, and it has found its director. Kubo And The Two Strings director, Travis Knight, has been hired to take charge of the film, which will be his live-action directorial debut.
The current draft of the screenplay has been written by Christina Hodson.
With Kubo And The Two Strings fresh off two Academy Award nominations (Best Animated Picture and Best Achievement In Visual Effects), Knight’s stock couldn’t be higher and he’s grabbing onto a huge opportunity with both hands.
Kubo was a tremendously original vision – and the nomination for visual effects was an incredible achievement for an animated film – if Knight can harness that same vision for Bumblebee, who knows, maybe we’ll have a pleasant surprise on our hands. The film is currently slated to open opposite Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018.