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Director Announced for Next Live Action Transformers Film

Postby william-james88 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:53 pm

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Deadline got a scoop yesterday about the next Live Action Transformers film. They said that the director would be Steven Caple Jr., who directed Creed 2. You can read part of the article below but it lacks a lot of details as to what that next movie is with very non committal wording like "revamp" which we have seen Hasbro and paramount use before when they weren't sure of what was coming next. But at least we know who the director will be if the deal does indeed come through in the coming weeks.

Following a lengthy search, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro Studios have set Steven Caple Jr. to direct the new Transformers pic in the reinvented universe. Insiders add while negotiations have yet to begin, he is the top choice among studio execs and producers and a deal should close in the coming weeks. After meeting with several top execs including Paramount Motion Picture President Emma Watts, the studio saw Caple as the best fit for the franchise that the studio chose to revamp at the top of the year.

In January, the studio made the decision to give the entire franchise a revamp by having two simultaneous scripts that are in active development: one by James Vanderbilt and one by Joby Harold. Harold’s film eventually would be chosen as the next installment in the franchise, and once he had given his final touches on the script at the end of the summer, the studio began taking director pitches on the next film.

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Re: Director Announced for Next Live Action Transformers Film

Postby Quantum Surge » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:34 pm

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While I've yet to see Creed 2, I do have some hope for Steven Caple Jr. While I do love a majority of the prior live-action films, I am interested in seeing some fresh eyes tackle the franchise with their own spin. That being said, I am ironically waiting for him to say that he's a big fan of the franchise yet focuses on just G1. There goes my hope for a distinct TF film that's able to be different from MV1-TLK yet not be slavish like BB

Still, I wonder if either this or the animated film will come out first and if it'll either be a normal TF film or be a Beast Wars adaptation.
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Hope for the best.Good luck Steven Caple Jr.! ;)^
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Re: Director Announced for Next Live Action Transformers Film

Postby Evil Eye » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:18 am

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I honestly wasn't even expecting us to get another TF movie after the Kung Flu panic did a number on the movie theatre business, so this is a bonus in my book. I hope it's in continuity with BB; it wasn't perfect but it was the most I've enjoyed a TF movie since the 2007 one.
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Re: Director Announced for Next Live Action Transformers Film

Postby blackeyedprime » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:53 am

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Really glad that beast wars is safe from being ruined -yet. Bee2 might be intersting if Bee gets all chromed and all the other bots are different kinds of 90's neon :P a G2 cast set in the 90's might just be different enough to freshen things up.

Hopefully the director wont have anything against mass shifting shrink chips cybertronians and not need to have a non existent mass shifting cube with no sense to the plot in his film.
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Postby Brokebot » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:23 am

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He'll have his work cut out for him to make it as nonsensical and retcon dense as the Bayverse achieved.
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Postby First-Aid » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:16 pm

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I really enjoyed Creed 2, so I have hope for this. He did a great job with the source material, keeping the feel of a "Rocky" movie but emphasizing that it was Creed's movie. Nice touches such as the "Gonna Fly Now" anthem, good camera angles and great homages to the original Rocky movies.

I have hope for this. As long as it's not too heavy.
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Re: Director Announced for Next Live Action Transformers Film

Postby noctorro » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:06 am

I'm more than okay with this.

I'm so tired of the Bay storytelling. I do hope it's more high energy than Bumblebee, love that film and it's a great start of a movie series. But the next needs to have a bit more characters and the main character robot needs to be on top of his game.
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