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Akiva Goldsman explains the long term goals of the Transformers writing room

06.05.2015

Two final writers have joined Paramount's TRANSFORMERS writing room: BLACK HAWK DOWN writer Ken Nolan and Black Lister for HIBERNATION, Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The two scribes join Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer, ANT-MAN's Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, IRON MAN's Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, PACIFIC RIM 2‘s Zak Penn and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2’s Jeff Pinkner. Led by Akiva Goldsman, this group is joining to churn out multiple TRANSFORMERS movies with one end goal in mind: a Cinematic Universe.

Similar to what Marvel and DC are doing, Paramount wants to replicate this same concept with the fertile robots in disguise characters. Goldsman says the idea is to replicate how TV writer's rooms work to come up with a single direction for all of the narratives to flow towards. He cited the work at Universal with their upcoming monster films, Disney with STAR WARS, and Marvel Studios.

We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history,” he said. “We 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. It has been designed with a lot of visual help, toys, robots, sketches and writers and artists. After that super saturation, the writers will figure out not one, but numerous films that will extend the universe.”

The first step is to write TRANSFORMERS 5 for Michael Bay to begin working on after he completes 13 HOURS. They are then given free reign to develop their own ideas based on any TRANSFORMERS concept they like. Goldsman cited Beast Wars as a potential movie if the writers gravitate towards it. The sky is literally the limit with these project. The only condition is that anything they fashion must be approved by Goldsman, Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Paramount, and Hasbro. But, the ultimate goal is to enjoy the process.

“It just felt like such fertile ground and a rich environment for storytelling, and there has already been thoughtful work done long before any of us came into the room,” Goldsman said. “We will be innovative miners, and we will have fun and get to do what we imagined this was all about when we were kids.”

While each TRANSFORMERS movie has felt progressively less intelligent that the previous film, the special effects and visuals have improved dramatically. If these writers, none of whom were directly responsible for the first four films, can come up with some cool movie ideas, TRANSFORMERS may be salvageable and not the joke of a franchise many movie fans make them out to be.

The group begins their work this coming Monday with the presumed release of TRANSFORMERS 5 slated for 2017.

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Source: Deadline

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6:30AM on 06/07/2015

Ha! Doubtful.

Here's an idea, don't make an incoherent pile of sh*t that makes absolutely no sense, full of terrible dialogue and one dimensional characters. What's annoying is these movies could have been so much better but people keep rushing to the cinemas to see these abortions play out on the big screen. The only chance we'll have at a decent Transformers movie is in 15 or 20 years when they "reboot" it after this sorry lot are done butt-f***ing it into oblivion.
Here's an idea, don't make an incoherent pile of sh*t that makes absolutely no sense, full of terrible dialogue and one dimensional characters. What's annoying is these movies could have been so much better but people keep rushing to the cinemas to see these abortions play out on the big screen. The only chance we'll have at a decent Transformers movie is in 15 or 20 years when they "reboot" it after this sorry lot are done butt-f***ing it into oblivion.
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7:51PM on 06/06/2015
This is one franchise that I would love to see rebooted, to have designs closer to the actual toys, and have storylines closer to the comic books or even animated series.

These Michael Bay movies have really just been complete crap from beginning to end.
This is one franchise that I would love to see rebooted, to have designs closer to the actual toys, and have storylines closer to the comic books or even animated series.

These Michael Bay movies have really just been complete crap from beginning to end.
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11:55AM on 06/06/2015
Could people please stop giving these movies money?
Could people please stop giving these movies money?
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2:22AM on 06/06/2015
So it took 4 movies to finally realize it's the right thing to make them closer to the actual cartoons. I'd love to see a Beast Wars movie & Cybertron also. Sounds like this is pretty much a full on reboot & I guess it's better late than never.
So it took 4 movies to finally realize it's the right thing to make them closer to the actual cartoons. I'd love to see a Beast Wars movie & Cybertron also. Sounds like this is pretty much a full on reboot & I guess it's better late than never.
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9:51PM on 06/05/2015
If they actually set the story in Cybertron and go from there, Transformers will be epic.
If they actually set the story in Cybertron and go from there, Transformers will be epic.
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4:26PM on 06/05/2015
Oooh, Beast Wars as a movie. That would be fun. Just not sure TF's really have that kind of "Cinematic" lifespan in it after already 4 movies. I can see maybe 5 and 6, but I dunno. Eventually Rodimus is gonna take over and we all know how well that went in 86.
Oooh, Beast Wars as a movie. That would be fun. Just not sure TF's really have that kind of "Cinematic" lifespan in it after already 4 movies. I can see maybe 5 and 6, but I dunno. Eventually Rodimus is gonna take over and we all know how well that went in 86.
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3:17PM on 06/05/2015

Pairing Bay and Goldsman works logically

Akiva Goldsman is to good movies as Michael Bay is to good movies.
Akiva Goldsman is to good movies as Michael Bay is to good movies.
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3:09PM on 06/05/2015
I feel like if you photoshopped nice tits that cover up 95% of your picture up there that's the storyboard for the franchise so far.
I feel like if you photoshopped nice tits that cover up 95% of your picture up there that's the storyboard for the franchise so far.
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2:56PM on 06/05/2015
Akiva Goldsman. Michael Bay. Transformers. I don't know whether to laugh hysterically until the end of the year or slam my penis in a car door.
Akiva Goldsman. Michael Bay. Transformers. I don't know whether to laugh hysterically until the end of the year or slam my penis in a car door.
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2:54PM on 06/05/2015
What do they care. They will milk this franchise till the box office dries out.
What do they care. They will milk this franchise till the box office dries out.
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2:44PM on 06/05/2015
I don't begrudge anybody a paycheck. I'd be willing to sit in that writers room and collect all the money, but you can guarantee I'd be working on something worthwhile in my spare time. There is no one, absolutely no one, not even the people in that writer's room, that believe they are going to make a good movie, except maybe Michael Bay. And there's your problem.
I don't begrudge anybody a paycheck. I'd be willing to sit in that writers room and collect all the money, but you can guarantee I'd be working on something worthwhile in my spare time. There is no one, absolutely no one, not even the people in that writer's room, that believe they are going to make a good movie, except maybe Michael Bay. And there's your problem.
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