It looks like the director has been chosen for the next film in the Transformers film franchise.
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro Studios are moving ahead with a new film in the franchise that was reconfigured with 2018’s Bumblebee and is now heading into an overall revamp. The script comes from Joby Harold, who co-wrote Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead.
As of now, it appears that at the helm will be Steven Caple Jr., who made his feature debut with 2016 indie drama The Land and went into the mainstream with his sophomore effort, Rocky franchise entry Creed II. Deadline broke the news, reporting that although the filmmaker has yet to officially enter negotiations, Caple is “the top choice among studio execs and producers and a deal should close in the coming weeks.” The studio was looking at pitches from directors, so it’s clear Caple’s take on Harold’s screenplay was of high appeal.
The Transformers franchise has proven to be hugely successful, making over $US4 billion worldwide across five films. Michael Bay directed the first four films and Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) was at the helm of the fifth, Bumblebee.
Stay tuned for casting and plot details as this one comes together.