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Transformers all-star writer's room led by Akiva Goldsman has disbanded

08.03.2017

While I was never a big fan of the TRANSFORMERS series (though I'll go to bat for the first one), I admit I was kind of optimistic about the idea of a TRANSFORMERS "Writer's Room" with the likes of Steven DeKnight, Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Lindsey Beer, and Christina Hodson. Hell, even though it was headed by BATMAN & ROBIN screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, there was still enough talent to maybe make something interesting out of this increasingly stagnant franchise.

Well, it seems after two films (THE LAST KNIGHT and the upcoming BUMBLEBEE spin-off) the Writer's Room has been officially disbanded. Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura explains:

The writers room which was set up by all of us was set up to explore the mythology more...It was set up for a few different reasons but the biggest thing that happened in it was they expanded the mythology of Transformers in a way that allowed us to go to King Arthur. There’s different areas, like we’ve examined World War II, etc.

I mean...it took that many people to come up with that? That shit was the worst part of the film! I guess if theoretically you put a bunch of monkeys with typewriters they'll eventually write Shakespeare, I suppose the opposite is true - put a bunch of good writers together, eventually they'll come up with shit.

Meanwhile, BUMBLEBEE - the second of only two films from the writing room - will roll out into theaters December 21st, 2018.

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12:46PM on 08/04/2017
I'd say reboot the entire series. Set the movie in Cybertron with little to no human character. In fact, make it a CGI animation.
I'd say reboot the entire series. Set the movie in Cybertron with little to no human character. In fact, make it a CGI animation.
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6:33AM on 08/04/2017

A live action version of the '86 classic would be nice

I have always loved Transformers and liked the first film released in 2007. Hell, I even liked Dark of the Moon, but the rest are terrible! My dream is to see a live action movie of the '86 animated classic. I know this will probably never happen, but a man can dream right? I would also like to see a Hot Rod spin off considering he was my favorite other than Prime. It would be cool to see how Hot Rod would evolve into Rodimus Prime with today's technology.
I have always loved Transformers and liked the first film released in 2007. Hell, I even liked Dark of the Moon, but the rest are terrible! My dream is to see a live action movie of the '86 animated classic. I know this will probably never happen, but a man can dream right? I would also like to see a Hot Rod spin off considering he was my favorite other than Prime. It would be cool to see how Hot Rod would evolve into Rodimus Prime with today's technology.
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12:20AM on 08/04/2017
Oh god the PTA has disbanded!
Oh god the PTA has disbanded!
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11:56PM on 08/03/2017

Writers room full of hacks

Just a room of horrible writers. Surprised they even got bumblebee greenlit. These movies are worse every time. Always hitting new lows.
Just a room of horrible writers. Surprised they even got bumblebee greenlit. These movies are worse every time. Always hitting new lows.
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9:45PM on 08/03/2017

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9:43PM on 08/03/2017

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9:32PM on 08/03/2017
There is a God.
There is a God.
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6:59PM on 08/03/2017
It took a writers room just to come up with more dumb ideas that are both an insult to the original source material and highly inconsistent with its own movie lore. In one movie they managed to screw up Unicron, the Quintessons, and the biggest insult of all is turning Hot Rod, Optimus Prime's eventual heir to the Matrix of Leadership in the animated movie, into a Bumblebee clone with annoying French accent. They can all just disband and go to hell.
It took a writers room just to come up with more dumb ideas that are both an insult to the original source material and highly inconsistent with its own movie lore. In one movie they managed to screw up Unicron, the Quintessons, and the biggest insult of all is turning Hot Rod, Optimus Prime's eventual heir to the Matrix of Leadership in the animated movie, into a Bumblebee clone with annoying French accent. They can all just disband and go to hell.
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5:07PM on 08/03/2017

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The only way IŽd be invested in a new transformer movie, is if they rebooted it completely, BUT in an 80s setting, with the original look of the robots and cars. Make it cheesy, fun... and simple!
The only way IŽd be invested in a new transformer movie, is if they rebooted it completely, BUT in an 80s setting, with the original look of the robots and cars. Make it cheesy, fun... and simple!
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6:45PM on 08/03/2017
You know, i actually prefer the original designs too. The new designs look like a jumble of nuts and bolts.
You know, i actually prefer the original designs too. The new designs look like a jumble of nuts and bolts.
7:33AM on 08/04/2017
@The Grither, Isn't that the point? Storywise these movies are generally terrible but I will give props to the character designs and their attention to detail.
@The Grither, Isn't that the point? Storywise these movies are generally terrible but I will give props to the character designs and their attention to detail.
4:49PM on 08/03/2017

Please Reboot

If only they'd stay closer to the mythology of the cartoon series/comics. That stuff was a crowd pleaser.

The stuff in the Bay films is a dreadful mess.
If only they'd stay closer to the mythology of the cartoon series/comics. That stuff was a crowd pleaser.

The stuff in the Bay films is a dreadful mess.
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8:34PM on 08/03/2017
Begging for a reboot? Pitiful. Bury it.
Begging for a reboot? Pitiful. Bury it.
4:00PM on 08/03/2017
Good. I am a fan of the TF series but TLK was easily the weakest imo.
We need fresh blood to take this on. What made the first one so good was its smaller scale. They need to stop with "Go big or go home" and go back home.
Good. I am a fan of the TF series but TLK was easily the weakest imo.
We need fresh blood to take this on. What made the first one so good was its smaller scale. They need to stop with "Go big or go home" and go back home.
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