Paramount Pictures is doubling down on its “Transformers” franchise.
Negotiations are underway with writer/producer Akiva Goldsman to head up the assembly of a “writer’s room” with a mission – to come up with and develop ideas for both a potential multi-part “Transformers” sequel, and multiple spinoff films based on the billion-dollar franchise.
Goldman will be teamed with franchise director Michael Bay, exec producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organise this group which is reportedly coming together very quickly. Goldsman is NOT expected to pen a script for the series, but he will have oversight regarding the writers being secured.
Bay is prepping his Benghazi siege drama “13 Hours” and reportedly wants the next “Transformers” film ready to move forward once he wraps production on ‘Hours’.
This is all thanks to Paramount’s Motion Picture Group president Marc Evans who has been pushed to get the studio making more movies again, especially tentpole franchises.