The “Transformers” ‘Brain Trust’ Assembles

As much as the whole idea sounds like an oxymoron, it appears Paramount’s plans for a ‘brain trust’ of writers to steer the “Transformers” franchise has come to fruition.

Not long ago came word that Paramount intends to expand their mega-selling “Transformers” series with not just further direct sequels but interconnected spin-offs as well.

To do this, the likes of Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura would lend their support to a team of writers who would come up with story ideas for that film series. Said team would be lead by producer/writer Akiva Goldsman.

Today comes word on who will be a part of that team with five names you’ll probably be familiar with – “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, “Pacific Rim” and “The Incredible Hulk” scribe Zak Penn,” “Fringe” and “Lost” writer/exec producer Jeff Pinker, and “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway .

One notable absence is Ehren Kruger, one of the credited writers of all three of the sequels so far. Also not there, but not unexpectedly so, is that of second film co-scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

It’s presently not known if these writers will be working on a separate project each, or if they’ll split off into groups. The series is said to be a priority for Paramount.

Source: Variety