We have some more news on the Paramount plans to expand the Transformers cinematic universe, thanks once more to media and entertainment website Deadline: Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer were just announced as joining the ever-growing writers' room headed by Akiva Goldsman. Read on more here and below to find out what these latest additions can bring to the potential projects!
Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay have added the first two female screenwriters to the brain trust of writers who’ll hatch Transformers sequels, prequels and spinoffs under the supervision of Akiva Goldsman. Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer have both joined the group that will help craft ideas to expand the universe of the Hasbro toy line, then go off and write them. Hodson most recently got hired to write a new version of The Fugitive for Warner Bros and producer Arnold Kopelson. She previously scripted the spec The Eden Project, which Sony bought for Material Pictures, and her script Shut In just wrapped with Naomi Watts starring and BAFTA-winner Farren Blackburn directing for Lava Bear and Europacorp. The CAA and Kaplan/Perrone-repped scribe also scripted Unforgettable for Warner Bros and is developing a pilot for FX. She has hit the Black List with her scripts three different times.
WME-repped Beer writes in multiple genres, but most frequently comedy and fantasy drama. She has several features set up around town, including a live-action family adventure story at Disney called Dig, which she sold on spec with Whitaker Entertainment producing. She did work on Short Circuit for The Weinstein Company and her rated-R genre-bending comedy How To Nail An Alien is being developed at Atlas, and her script Electric is also with Whitaker. She’s currently working on a re-imagined The Wizard Of Oz for Warner Bros. with Vertigo. Black Label Media is producing and financing her project Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Beer is the daughter of Sundance co-founder Gary Beer, and has the necessary background if Paramount wants to blind them with science in these Transformers films: she studied neuroscience and the intersection of technology and society at Stanford.
Also via fellow user Sabrblade, we have some type of clarification on the Transformers: Robots in Disguise confusion about a couple of episodes that had been, so far, believed to be misplaced in the airing order - plus confirmed English titles and airing time for episodes 15 and 16 (different from the French ones seen here and here). The information is from Toonzone, which report the following airing dates and times.
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Sat Jun 06 - 6:30am - 112 - Hunting Season
Sat Jun 13 - 6:30am - 113 - Out of Focus
Sat Jun 20 - 6:30am - 114 - Sideways
Sat Jun 27 - 6:30am - 115 - Even Robots Have Nightmares
Sat Jul 04 - 6:30am - 116 - Some Body, Any Body
Sabrblade wrote:It appears that "Out of Focus" really is the 13th episode while "Sideways" is really the 14th. The confusion between the two must have led to Australia accidentally airing "Sideways" in place of "Out of Focus", while Singapore aired the correct episode all along. Doesn't help that the Chinese website that aired the Chinese-dubbed episodes before all else listed the two in the opposite order.
Let's put it this way: this is not news. But it is entertaining, enlightening, fits easily with our recent contributor piece of the Top Ten G1 Episodes and the existence and presence on Seibertron.com for many adult collectors. From the YouTube channel series Kids React.., and via fellow user Sabrblade, we have a six minute clip of kids no older than 12 being shown the G1 Transformers for the first time, and comparisons with some of the Paramount/Michael Bay designs and some facts from the franchise.
Some of the kids make great points about the sellable value of the repurposing of the franchise, its appeal to multiple generations, and the effect it could have on the different generations - plus this one: "I think they [G1] could still be cool today, but now that we've been exposed to the movies.. the movies look so different, and that's what we're used to!"
Warning: It'll make a lot of people feel old. For real.
Via a tip from fellow Seibertron.com member Sabrblade, we have confirmation that the Japanese web series of Q-Transformers: Mystery of Convoy Returns is getting a second season, starting this July 6th. The Animate.tv site has more information, here, but we have provided a tentative machine translation below. And don't forget to browse our very own galleries for the Takara Tomy Q-Transformers toys right here!
This time, the second phase of production of animation, "the mystery of the convoy that came back queue Transformers" was decided! Moreover, from the second phase, Tomokazu Mr. Sugita (Starscream role), Ishikawa Sakaihito's (Shockwave role), is also determined participation of Nobuhiko Okamoto (sound wave Auditor)!
Phase 1, the January-March 2015 are TV broadcast and delivery, and to big topic as a queue Transformers 30th anniversary project. And BD & DVD, which was released start from May 22, the first appearance BD overall first place in the Oricon Daily rankings, won the DVD anime first place! Also hot requests from people of this fan is asked, it this time of Phase 2 production and broadcasting has become decision.
Title: Convoy of mystery two terms came back queue Transformers (provisional)
TOKYO MX July 6, 2015 (Mon) - every Monday 18:55 to 19:00
Nico Nico video, simulcast & delivery at YouTube.
※ TOKYO MX airtime before become 18:30 "Transformers Adventure" is also broadcast decision from. It becomes animated Transformers series double feature.
This time, the new cast three of the race from the second phase is, it was also decided that on stage to the Blu-ray & DVD launch events that held on June 21. Event Summary is as follows.
It will be held as a Blu-ray & DVD launch event, which was launched from May 22. It is scheduled to once performance 1, 2-part, the guest of one part NoboruTeru Mr. Uchiyama, Let's play with everyone NES game that appeared in 8 episodes with Katayama FukuJuro san! Planning that. Sugita's became a race than a guest in this second phase of a two-part, Ishikawa-san, will talk event to welcome the Okamoto-san.
■ Date: June 21 (Sun) curtain 16:00 - 18:00 the show (scheduled)
■ Venue: Odaiba Cinema Media - Jeu screen 1
Yubinbango135-0091 Tokyo, Minato-ku Daiba 1-7-1 Odaiba Aqua City 1F
■ Speakers: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Optimus Prime Auditor), Ryohei Kimura (Bumblebee role)
Speakers (guest): Kouki Uchiyama (smoke screen role), Katayama FukuJuro (Blue Streak role), Sugita Tomokazu (Starscream role), Kaito Ishikawa (Shockwave role), Nobuhiko Okamoto (sound wave Auditor)
MC: stone Dateko Taro director, Matsuzawa Chiaki games corner Commentary: NES entertainer Fujita
Faithfully reproduce the animation design ◆! Main character three bodies of toys also announced in July!
Main character that becomes the continued appearance of the first period, also released toys that faithfully reproduce the Optimus Prime Bumblebee lock down of animation design was decided. For details, will be announced at a later date.
Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your prodigal host Counterpunch, micron master ScottyP, pinball wizard xRotorstormx, and combiner wars junkie Megatronus - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.
We've got toys on the brain tonight folks, and we get started with a few of this year's Club exclusive figures. A couple Twincasters have the first Subscription Service 3.0 figure, Carzap, a few others this year's 'free' Lio Convoy, and yet another the Club Store exclusive Nova Prime. Are these worth your hard earned dollar? While we assess paints apps, heads, and what we're looking forward to, check out Seibertron's galleries of Nova Prime, here.
Gotta watch your back in Block Town.
Time for some main-line talk, starting with Combiner Wars Leader Thundercracker. In-hand images have been piling up, and this figure is in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop and site-sponsor BBTS. Is the Twincast excited for a comic-accurate figure, or resigned to an out-of-scale one? We discuss what could have been, and how we come to terms with what is - it's all quite zen, actually.
We move onto something BIG - San Diego Comic Con's exclusive (oh, that word) Titan Devastator. Some of the Twincast crew is entranced by dat box and others by dat purple chrome, but is dat enough to make the crew pull the trigger? Are we still hung up on our original assessments of this set, or are we coming around? It's a tough call, so tune in.
Prepare… for extermination.
The Twincast crew gets down to some serious business: Unite Warriors Defensor with deluxe Groove. The Twincast discusses the intrigue of these figures and their exclusive molds and decos. With wave 3 of Combiner Wars appearing at retail, will the crew be picking up Unite Warriors Defensor? What's it mean to be exclusive anyway? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out.
The time is ripe… for a LISTENER QUESTION! News staff member williamjames88's thoughtful query initiates a lively discussion about buying at retail vs online. In an age of increased convenience and internet dominance, what motivates some of the crew to venture out into the wild of brick and mortar retail? Conversely, what keeps some crew-members married to eCommerce? There are no wrong answers, but some revealing insights into Twincast members' nostalgia, collecting philosophy, and life commitments. Listen in to hear what it's all about.
Old toys, new channels.
We get on to some unlikely art-talk with the release of five very cool Fembot concepts by IDW artist Alex Milne. The popularity of female Transformers amongst the fandom, and the demand for more toys of such characters, has been an encouraging trend. Will we see these characters take flight in toy or comic form? As always, the Twincast crew has some opinions on that.
Let me stand next 'toy' your fire…
We touched on SDCC before, so you know we got to talk Botcon! The convention is just a month away, and we've caught wind of some rumored Waspinator-based army builders. Which of these taste-the-rainbow decos make sense, and which don't? Does the Twincast crew even care if these figures fit in, or are we simply excited for some Waspinator-related fun?
Prepare… for buzz-termination. See what I did there?
We finish up the Twincast with some bragging rights. What did everyone get since the last recording - or even since two recordings ago?
This episode, there are some clear winners.
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From the same source as the last big piece of news for the Paramount Transformers franchise, Deadline, we have a very rumorous rumour, and please take it as such until there is any confirmation whatsoever. It appears that the current writers (post-Edgar Wright) for Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man movie, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, have joined the writers' room for the expanded universe - and may be behind a prequel project by the name of Transformers One - set on Cybertron. Read more here or below, and sound off your speculations on this hearsay piece of information!
Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, who spent half a year doing the production rewriting on Marvel’s Ant-Man, have become the latest to join the Writer’s Room that Paramount Pictures and director Michael Bay have organized to hatch sequels, prequels and spinoffs on their billion dollar Transformers franchise. I’m hearing that one of the ideas in the works has a working title of Transformers One, and that it is more or less an origins story that takes place on Cybertron, the planet where the good guy and bad guy robots hail from. Those talks originated with rights holder Hasbro. I’d also heard that this might be an animated feature, but that Barrer & Ferrari are also going to the writer’s room with the expectation they’ll write a live action Transformers movie, as well. Paramount insiders said that they haven’t gotten that far on the specific projects, but I am told this is the plan. A Cybertron movie sounds like fertile ground for a feature, to me.
Continuing from yesterday's Combiner Wars related Soundwave post on the official Transformers Facebook page, fellow Seibertronian Moonshot has spotted an update featuring Laserbeak, in the same vein as the Decepticon believer - check out the page's description and the mirrored image below!
Soundwave has sent noted Decepticon spy Laserbeak to learn everything he can about the Combiners. He’ll be sending reports all summer long, so check in to see the latest Combiner news.
The Transformers app for mobile devices which was used for the fan-built combiner has been updated and repurposed with the 2015 Hall of Fame nominations! Three categories are up for grabs, with three nominees each:
Favorite Character (Galvatron, Optimus Primal, Prowl)
Best Combiner Character (Bruticus, Devastator, Predaking - strangely shown in the Beast Hunters incarnation)
Best Musical Act (Ford Kinder and Anne Bryant - creators of the Transformers theme; Vince DiCola - general score composer; Weird Al - song and voice contributor).
In addition, you can also browse the bios sections for more information on each of the characters - the robots, not the humans. Check out some screeshots from the app below!
Fellow Transformers fan and Seibertron.com member fenrir72 has spotted a tweet by Toys'R'Us, revealing another characteristic for the upcoming fan-built combiner Victorion (as revealed here). We already knew she'd be facing off Galvatronus (of whom you can find our gallery here) and his mind-bending powers - but it looks like the six-member team will be able to control gravity! Check out the teaser image below.
Via the Dengeki Hobby website, we have some images to correlate the reveals from a while back about some more Takara Tomy Q Transformers, plus three new additions to the line after that: QT21 Skids (Suzuki Hustler), QT22 Drift (Mazda RX-7 FD3S), and QT 23 Optimus Prime, QT 24 Bumblebee and QT 25 Lockdown, in their web episodes incarnations. Check out the images mirrored below, as we await their June 2015 release (for 999 Yen each - approx 8 USD)!
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