Expanding Transformers Franchise Gathers Writers


Paramount’s Transformers franchise is set to get more sequels and spinoff films, and the “writers room” to spearhead the creativity has been formed.

According to Deadline, Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man writers), Jeff Pinker (Lost), and Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) are the first writers chosen to work with producer Akiva Goldsman in pushing out more films. Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura still form the brain trust.

The numbers speak for themselves, with Age of Extinction‘s $1.1 billion worldwide draw proving that, regardless of the reviews, Paramount’s onto a winning thing. The franchise expansion will add more writers soon, but this is certainly an impressive group of names to start off with. With Bay possibly stepping away from the director’s chair for upcoming Transformers films, it’s going to be interesting to see a (hopefully) new take on the formula.