More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story

More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 3:26am CDT

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After the previous confirmation of the movie being set in the 1980s, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura also teased Bumblebee's possible incarnation in the movie as the traditional G1 Volkswagen Beetle model - though obviously take it with as much salt as you can grab.

“You might even see a VW Bug,” Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura tells EW. “You never know.”


The producer also talked more about the story of the movie, and why now is the best time to work within the Paramount/Hasbro shared universe, name-dropping a couple of other toy franchises as he went.

“The interesting thing about doing a spin-off is it has to have some familiarity with the franchise, and then it has to have its own distinct qualities for it to stand on its own,” di Bonaventura says. After that, Paramount is trying to see if Transformers — and a few other Hasbro toy properties, like M.A.S.K. — can become part of an expanded universe.

Obviously, the Bumblebee film serves as a kind of prequel to the Bay movies.

“It’s the story of a 17-, 18-year-old girl who, through a series of events, she and Bumblebee find each other, and they make each other whole,” di Bonaventura said. “Bumblebee’s a very loving character. He’s got a lot of heart, so of course the idyllic life of these two is interrupted by the evil Decepticons. And how are they going to be able to deal with the problem without Optimus and without everybody else?”


The full piece can be found here, and is best served accompanied by this previous interview too!

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Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892040)
Posted by Kurona on June 24th, 2017 @ 6:33am CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:Anyone else thinkin that this movie will just be as bad as all the other live action TF ones? coz Bay's still involved in it in some capacity

In what way is Bay involved? There's a completely different director this time around and I doubt they'd get him for screenwriting or character design or anything. Even if he was there it's not like his presence poisons any chance of a movie being good -- the dude's not Pat Lee, he's just a director that has no new tricks up his sleeves.

Still, the movie could easily be as bad as the rest of them. But given that there is a new director and it's animated, it's the only one I have hope of being good.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892042)
Posted by Burn on June 24th, 2017 @ 6:58am CDT
Kurona wrote:In what way is Bay involved? There's a completely different director this time around and I doubt they'd get him for screenwriting or character design or anything. Even if he was there it's not like his presence poisons any chance of a movie being good -- the dude's not Pat Lee, he's just a director that has no new tricks up his sleeves.

Still, the movie could easily be as bad as the rest of them. But given that there is a new director and it's animated, it's the only one I have hope of being good.

If you haven't realised by now, people will blame Bay for anything he is even remotely associated with.

Look at the last two TMNT movies. They were panned by fans and he was blamed even though he was only a Producer. Not a Director, not a Writer, PRODUCER. But like always, the Bay-haters blamed him.

And with him lined up to be a Producer on the Bumblebee movie, he will once again shoulder the blame by those fanboys who need to seriously grow the hell up.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892044)
Posted by dragons on June 24th, 2017 @ 7:51am CDT
Well if people hate solo bumblebee movie bay can't take credit for this fans always wanted new director what's the saying be carful what you wish for fans cried about it over years now you got it wait and see if fans will hate or like this movie without bay involved in it
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892046)
Posted by Desslok2201 on June 24th, 2017 @ 7:58am CDT
Peg-warmer: The Movie!
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892047)
Posted by Kurona on June 24th, 2017 @ 8:08am CDT
dragons wrote:Well if people hate solo bumblebee movie bay can't take credit for this fans always wanted new director what's the saying be carful what you wish for fans cried about it over years now you got it wait and see if fans will hate or like this movie without bay involved in it

Well... he IS involved it to some degree, now I know he's the producer or in the running to be the producer of the movie.

Either way, Bay is actually the biggest problem I had with the movies. Were there other problems outside of his directing? Oh god yes. Terrible, overly-complex and messy plots filled with horrifically annoying unlikable obnoxious characters proved the screenwriters certainly weren't up to snuff, but you know what? Usually in an action movie I could at least come and away and say "well, at least the action is good". But... the action wasn't good after the first one. It quickly became apparent that Bay really had nothing new to show us and was just repeating his same tricks over and over -- it certainly didn't help that his directing style itself was as all-over-the-place and as messy as the screenwriting, making sure I had no idea what was going on and ensuring I couldn't even make out anything that was happening. It was very, very sloppy and lazy and showed he didn't have a good grasp on how to create a movie.

So, yeah, a new director is awesome news to me. Maybe it'll turn out terrible either way but it's the only time I've felt a smidgen of hope for this movie series.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892050)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on June 24th, 2017 @ 9:03am CDT
Kurona wrote:But given that there is a new director and it's animated,


Eh :???:

Animated :???:

i thought it were live action :-? unless you are thinking of Transformers One

&

Kurona wrote:In what way is Bay involved?

Kurona wrote:Well... he IS involved it to some degree, now I know he's the producer or in the running to be the producer of the movie.

didn't you just contradict yourself there :-?
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892052)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 24th, 2017 @ 9:06am CDT
Okay, that's enough of the Bay-bashing. Seriously. It's the same old shit over and over again. It's been going on for 10 years and he's still here. Enough. Talk about Bumblebee and the movie.

Honestly I hope Bee won't have a VW alt mode, or if he does it's at the beginning for a few minutes. I liked the 1977 Camaro from the 1st film so I would like to see it come back.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892056)
Posted by Kurona on June 24th, 2017 @ 9:33am CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Kurona wrote:
&

Kurona wrote:In what way is Bay involved?

Kurona wrote:Well... he IS involved it to some degree, now I know he's the producer or in the running to be the producer of the movie.

didn't you just contradict yourself there :-?

Look at Burn's reply to me.


Either way, VW Bug sounds cute -- I'm surprised VW are letting them get away with it though.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892123)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 24th, 2017 @ 9:19pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:I liked the 1977 Camaro from the 1st film so I would like to see it come back.

See, this is what I want to see. I want to see Bee with the 71 Camaro. It was cool, and it would fit him having it for like 2 decades
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892132)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 24th, 2017 @ 10:16pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:I liked the 1977 Camaro from the 1st film so I would like to see it come back.

See, this is what I want to see. I want to see Bee with the 71 Camaro. It was cool, and it would fit him having it for like 2 decades
I can't decide if it would be better to have the movie end in the 80s and leave room for a sequel or if it should end with Bee following Sam and his dad to Bolivia's car dealership.

Either way if the majority takes place in the 80s I hope the movie will have a kickass 80s soundtrack instead of the worthless garbage the movies have gotten since DoTM.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1892173)
Posted by Burn on June 25th, 2017 @ 3:19am CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:&

Kurona wrote:In what way is Bay involved?

Kurona wrote:Well... he IS involved it to some degree, now I know he's the producer or in the running to be the producer of the movie.

didn't you just contradict yourself there :-?


That's pretty cool there where you completely disregard my post where I answered the question for Kurona.

Boy do you look silly now. :lol:
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1893747)
Posted by Va'al on July 2nd, 2017 @ 3:41am CDT
We have some new information about the soon to start shooting Bumblebee spin-off movie, courtesy of a number of appearances of its lead actor Hailee Steinfeld! Speaking to ET Canada, she mentioned that preparation and acceptance of the role came via her brother, an avid movieverse Transformers fan.

“My brother is to blame for introducing me to ‘Transformers’,” Steinfeld jokingly explains. “I’m like, ‘Finally, I get to make a movie for my brother!’ He loves ‘Pitch Perfect’, but he’s kind of like, ‘Where’s the action? Where’s the cars?’ So yeah, I’m really excited.”


While with B96, attending the Pepsi Summer Bash, Steinfeld talked about preparation and the beginning of the filming process - which is apparently ahead of schedule than what we initially heard about. See more about it below!

Bailee dished about her upcoming role in the movie Bumblebee, which is a spin-off to Transformers.

“So it is the spinoff to Transformers and we start shooting in a couple of weeks,” she said.

How is she preparing for the role? Binge-watching all the movies as a point of reference.


Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1893782)
Posted by Microraptor on July 2nd, 2017 @ 10:10am CDT
I have high hopes for this project.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1894019)
Posted by reluctantyouth on July 3rd, 2017 @ 1:15pm CDT
I have some hope but not high. This young lady at least has a little range in her acting ability. Take a look at True Grit (2010) and Edge of Seventeen (2016). As far as the story focusing on just a couple of bots...I'll believe it when I see it. I'm more hyped about the movie being set in 80s with 80s soundtrack and seeing Bee maybe in Volkswagen form before going 70s camaro on us. Let's see what Travis Knight can do with a most likely mediocre at best script. :POPCORN:
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1894882)
Posted by Va'al on July 6th, 2017 @ 11:17pm CDT
Bumblebee spin-off movie 2018. Let the rumour mill begin.

As previously seen in interviews reported here, the shooting for the next Paramount Transformers movie - the Bumblebee solo film - is indeed starting, as confirmed by lead actor Hailee Steinfeld on her Instagram account.

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But in more specifically rumour-ous news updates, Instagram users bi0z0_yt and arun09345 report what might be - though please note we don't actually know if any of this is confirmed - a first set of cars to be used in the movie production, in Virginia. The Bel Air (yellow) is not a Transformer, but a project car for Hailee Steinfeld's mechanic character, but the red car reportedly might be. Also rumoured were a director's chair with a Paramount logo and that the vehicles were shipped by trucks, as was also seen for The Last Knight. Check them out, grab your bags of salt, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

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Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1894886)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 7th, 2017 @ 12:05am CDT
I don't think the Chinese movie market will save this piece of cybertronian wasteport dropping! If TLK is any indication :lol:
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1894899)
Posted by Va'al on July 7th, 2017 @ 1:11am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:I don't think the Chinese movie market will save this piece of cybertronian wasteport dropping! If TLK is any indication :lol:


It indicates nothing, given the entire change in creative team. But you know, you do you, gurl.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1894910)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 7th, 2017 @ 1:34am CDT
If these turn out to be real set pictures I'm absolutely loving the cars. I hope we get some really nice figures of these, it'd make a welcome change from the mostly modern cars we've been getting - maybe we can get Bee's original form in the first movie remade if we're especially lucky! That one and High Octane are honestly my favorite Bumblebee forms.
Re: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story (1894915)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on July 7th, 2017 @ 2:18am CDT
Please please PLEASE be Cliffjumper.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 7th, 2017 @ 7:44am CDT
With the film being set in the 80's, I'd like for the soundtrack to reflect that. Get us some classic 80's tunes and music spread all throughout this film.

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