‘Charm City King’s Angel Manuel Soto Directing a ‘Transformers’ Film
It is time to roll out more Transformer‘s films. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has signed up a blind script commitment for a new entry in the popular Hasbro franchise. The showrunner of Netflix’s The Defenders series, Marco Ramirez, has been signed on for the project. It will be directed by Charm City Kings‘ director, Angel Manuel Soto. Their report also states that this will not be part of the mainline universe, which originally started in 2007. Its seventh entry is still in development by Creed II‘s Stephen Caple Jr.
So far, the franchise consisted of five Michael Bay films and Travis Knight‘s Bumblebee spin-off. Caple Jr.’s film is still kept under wraps, but Illumerdi was able to uncover some details on the film’s development. It is being produced under the working title Beast Alliance, which explores our favorite Autobots time transforming into more animalistic designs, such as the Beast Wars series.
There are no details on Angel‘s film, as it is in early development. There is no producer attached, but Lorenzo di Bonaventura is expected to return. Paramount has been eager to turn Transformers into an ever-expanding franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They might also be looking into developing a spin-off series that could air on their newly rebooted streaming service, Paramount+. They also are showing their choice
Source: The Hollywood Reporter