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More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers

Transformers News: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers

Sunday, July 9th, 2017 6:19PM CDT

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We have a new interview retreading some old ground concerning producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and a fairly spoiler-filled interview with Collider on Transformers: The Last Knight - but focusing even more so on the Bumblebee movie which has started shooting just recently.

If The Last Knight spoilers are your bread and butter, head here to our spoiler thread to discuss the movie itself, and keep watching the clip. If you'd rather avoid them, however, we've transcribed di Bonaventura's thoughts on Bumblebee below, once more repeating the Iron Giant parallels, and the 1985 setting and feel for the upcoming movie!


Check out what Lorenzo di Bonaventura had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the official synopsis and a few images.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura:

How technology has advanced since the first film where the robots now look like they’ve gone from the Atari 2600 to a PlayStation 4
What 3D IMAX brings to the experience.
What was the most challenging part of making the film?
The film ends with [spoiler]. Where did the idea come from?
How much do they know about where the next film will go?
What can he say about the Bumblebee movie?


Transformers News: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers

“The objective of that movie is to develop more time with less robots, and to go back to 1985 and to go back to the original heritage, if you would, of the Transformers, G1.”

[...]

“So it has a very distinct idea in it, and whatever is going to happen with the chemistry is what’s going to happen. But it really is a young female lead [Hailee Steinfeld] opposite of Bumblebee, and I think that Optimus is going to be jealous that Bumblebee has his own movie.”


“There are less Transformers, dramatically less… We hired, purposely, Travis Knight who’s a very distinct filmmaker. You can’t compete with Michael [Bay], you’re going to lose. Also, the audience wants something different all the time, let’s keep them interested. So they’re going to get a very emotional, complex story. A very tight story, in terms of its location, in terms of its storytelling. In fact it reminds me a little bit of The Iron Giant when I did that movie at Warner Brothers. It just reminds me a little bit of that, where that it feels contained, but it doesn’t feel small.”
Credit(s): Collider

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Re: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers (1895423)
Posted by dragons on July 9th, 2017 @ 8:41pm CDT
Va'al wrote:We have a new interview retreading some old ground concerning producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and a fairly spoiler-filled interview with Collider on Transformers: The Last Knight - but focusing even more so on the Bumblebee movie which has started shooting just recently.

If The Last Knight spoilers are your bread and butter, head here to our spoiler thread to discuss the movie itself, and keep watching the clip. If you'd rather avoid them, however, we've transcribed di Bonaventura's thoughts on Bumblebee below, once more repeating the Iron Giant parallels, and the 1985 setting and feel for the upcoming movie!


Check out what Lorenzo di Bonaventura had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the official synopsis and a few images.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura:

How technology has advanced since the first film where the robots now look like they’ve gone from the Atari 2600 to a PlayStation 4
What 3D IMAX brings to the experience.
What was the most challenging part of making the film?
The film ends with [spoiler]. Where did the idea come from?
How much do they know about where the next film will go?
What can he say about the Bumblebee movie?


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“The objective of that movie is to develop more time with less robots, and to go back to 1985 and to go back to the original heritage, if you would, of the Transformers, G1.”

[...]

“So it has a very distinct idea in it, and whatever is going to happen with the chemistry is what’s going to happen. But it really is a young female lead [Hailee Steinfeld] opposite of Bumblebee, and I think that Optimus is going to be jealous that Bumblebee has his own movie.”


“There are less Transformers, dramatically less… We hired, purposely, Travis Knight who’s a very distinct filmmaker. You can’t compete with Michael [Bay], you’re going to lose. Also, the audience wants something different all the time, let’s keep them interested. So they’re going to get a very emotional, complex story. A very tight story, in terms of its location, in terms of its storytelling. In fact it reminds me a little bit of The Iron Giant when I did that movie at Warner Brothers. It just reminds me a little bit of that, where that it feels contained, but it doesn’t feel small.”


Should be interesting where this goes but if by some chance bumblebee does transform into volkswagon his size in bot mode would have to be altered little bit bee was normally Cameros which are big medium size cars and volkswagon are half size of cameros bumblebee tranform into volkswagon would be size of arcee or skids and mudflap we would have more bots if bay was still director but fans wanted new director told you so it came back get you with answer you wouldn't like bat nipples on batman costume in batman sequel with director for those sequels, we have new director we get less bots,.

I will hold out judgement until I see trailer like to see decpeticon in this movie instead fighting humans
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Posted by Deadput on July 10th, 2017 @ 12:26am CDT
dragons wrote:
Should be interesting where this goes but if by some chance bumblebee does transform into volkswagon his size in bot mode would have to be altered little bit bee was normally Cameros which are big medium size cars and volkswagon are half size of cameros bumblebee tranform into volkswagon would be size of arcee or skids and mudflap we would have more bots if bay was still director but fans wanted new director told you so it came back get you with answer you wouldn't like bat nipples on batman costume in batman sequel with director for those sequels, we have new director we get less bots,.

I will hold out judgement until I see trailer like to see decpeticon in this movie instead fighting humans


How about something like this?

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Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2017 @ 8:25am CDT
So far, the only casting news we had of the Bumblebee spinoff film was Hailee Steinfeld as the female lead. Well now we know the male lead as well and it will be Jorge Lendeborg Jr. You can currently see this young actor in Spider-Man Homecoming as Jason. 2018 is a pretty busy year for him where you will also find him in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Alita: Battle Angel. This news broke through the Hollywood Reporter.

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Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 12th, 2017 @ 9:34am CDT
Deadput wrote:
breacher wrote:
Do we need to have a Seibertron-sponsored lesson in punctuation? Seriously, I'm no grammar nazi... but this took ten times longer than it should have to read, when you have to go back and read stuff again to understand it.
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Maybe English isn't his first language or he is a kid.
Neither of those are valid reasons to have poor grammar.

As for the new announcement, I see it as a negative. The lead should be someone better known. After TLK, the Bee movie needs all the positive press it can use.
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Posted by Kurona on July 12th, 2017 @ 9:41am CDT
Transformers is still an extremely profitable franchise, even if TLK bombed -- it's still set to have a few more movies confirmed in its future. I wouldn't say the franchise is terribly in danger, just that its not-quite-as-good-earnings from TLK forces it to think about new things to do to attract the numbers it had before.

And with all that in mind... I love that they got in a lesser-known actor. Give 'em more attention and let 'em fill out their CV more; I love seeing more emerging talent on the scene. Especially if as the press releases say this is supposed to be much more emotionally and character-driven than the previous 5 movies. Gives the actors a lot more to work with.



Also it's not an excuse, but being younger/not having English as your first language/having learning disabilities etc. is a good reason to go easier on someone for not having top-notch grammar. Just on principle though; not necessarily referring to the exact example seen here.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2017 @ 9:47am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:The lead should be someone better known. After TLK, the Bee movie needs all the positive press it can use.

Shouldnt the lead be Bee himself?

I am glad he's not known. probably means he wont steal Bee's spotlight. Since when do we come to these films for their human stars?
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Posted by Va'al on July 12th, 2017 @ 9:49am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The lead should be someone better known. After TLK, the Bee movie needs all the positive press it can use.

Shouldnt the lead be Bee himself?

I am glad he's not known. probably means he wont steal Bee's spotlight. Since when do we come to these films for their human stars?



No.

“There are less Transformers, dramatically less… We hired, purposely, Travis Knight who’s a very distinct filmmaker.
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Posted by Kurona on July 12th, 2017 @ 9:52am CDT
The problem isn't necessarily human characters themselves; there have been some legitimately great human characters throughout the franchise that you can fall in love with as much as the Cybertronians. It's just when they take too much focus and the film becomes less "Transformers" and more "The Adventures Of Sam Witwicky Featuring His Fancy Robot Friends From Outer Space".
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 12th, 2017 @ 9:56am CDT
Kurona wrote:The problem isn't necessarily human characters themselves; there have been some legitimately great human characters throughout the franchise that you can fall in love with as much as the Cybertronians. It's just when they take too much focus and the film becomes less "Transformers" and more "The Adventures Of Sam Witwicky Featuring His Fancy Robot Friends From Outer Space".
Or like the last movie, "Cade Yeager and the Space Knights".
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Posted by Kurona on July 12th, 2017 @ 10:02am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:The problem isn't necessarily human characters themselves; there have been some legitimately great human characters throughout the franchise that you can fall in love with as much as the Cybertronians. It's just when they take too much focus and the film becomes less "Transformers" and more "The Adventures Of Sam Witwicky Featuring His Fancy Robot Friends From Outer Space".
Or like the last movie, "Cade Yeager and the Space Knights".

AoE; Cade Yeager And The Evil Machinations Of The Goverment Plus Some Alien Gun Head Dude
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Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2017 @ 10:31am CDT
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:The problem isn't necessarily human characters themselves; there have been some legitimately great human characters throughout the franchise that you can fall in love with as much as the Cybertronians. It's just when they take too much focus and the film becomes less "Transformers" and more "The Adventures Of Sam Witwicky Featuring His Fancy Robot Friends From Outer Space".
Or like the last movie, "Cade Yeager and the Space Knights".

AoE; Cade Yeager And The Evil Machinations Of The Goverment Plus Some Alien Gun Head Dude

I personally think AOE had a lot fo Robot presence with Optimus being Co lead. he finally makes shit happen by taking the fight to the humans, and then saving the day at the end and even killing lockdown in the final showdown (after 2 earlier tussels where they are both center stage).

I personally would call that one AOE: Dont Fuck with Optimus Prime

But yes, TLK: Cade yeager and the Space Knights is totally apt.
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Posted by Alpha Dominus on July 12th, 2017 @ 10:39am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The lead should be someone better known. After TLK, the Bee movie needs all the positive press it can use.

Shouldnt the lead be Bee himself?

I am glad he's not known. probably means he wont steal Bee's spotlight. Since when do we come to these films for their human stars?


I'm just glad that we're finally getting a human-focused story, it looks like. :APPLAUSE:
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Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2017 @ 11:22am CDT
Alpha Dominus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The lead should be someone better known. After TLK, the Bee movie needs all the positive press it can use.

Shouldnt the lead be Bee himself?

I am glad he's not known. probably means he wont steal Bee's spotlight. Since when do we come to these films for their human stars?


I'm just glad that we're finally getting a human-focused story, it looks like. :APPLAUSE:

Wasnt the last Knight human focused? We had not 1 but 2 chosen ones and they were both humans.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 12th, 2017 @ 11:23am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Alpha Dominus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The lead should be someone better known. After TLK, the Bee movie needs all the positive press it can use.

Shouldnt the lead be Bee himself?

I am glad he's not known. probably means he wont steal Bee's spotlight. Since when do we come to these films for their human stars?


I'm just glad that we're finally getting a human-focused story, it looks like. :APPLAUSE:

Wasnt the last Knight human focused? We had not 1 but 2 chosen ones and they were both humans.
Twas facetiousness, I believe.
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Posted by Alpha Dominus on July 12th, 2017 @ 11:43am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Alpha Dominus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The lead should be someone better known. After TLK, the Bee movie needs all the positive press it can use.

Shouldnt the lead be Bee himself?

I am glad he's not known. probably means he wont steal Bee's spotlight. Since when do we come to these films for their human stars?


I'm just glad that we're finally getting a human-focused story, it looks like. :APPLAUSE:

Wasnt the last Knight human focused? We had not 1 but 2 chosen ones and they were both humans.
Twas facetiousness, I believe.


Yup. At this point (well, a long time ago actually) I've grown weary of the "human dynamic" and forced interaction of these-for the extremely greater part-very unwelcome human characters. As I try desperately to find the silver lining in these films, I always tell myself, "It's for the good and greater exposure of the toy line."
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Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2017 @ 12:09pm CDT
Alpha Dominus wrote:Yup. At this point (well, a long time ago actually) I've grown weary of the "human dynamic" and forced interaction of these-for the extremely greater part-very unwelcome human characters. As I try desperately to find the silver lining in these films, I always tell myself, "It's for the good and greater exposure of the toy line."

The sad part is it isn't. The toyline is no longer the main source of revenue for the Transformers brand (revenue, not profit since we dont have the numbers for that). The Films doesnt exist for the purpose of selling a toyline, the toys are now just merchandise like toys for any other movie, like a minion fart gun. Some just happen to still transform and keep the tradition, which is great. But a movie or other media wont necesarily mean more toys. Look at the Gi joe films.
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Posted by Kurona on July 12th, 2017 @ 12:19pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Alpha Dominus wrote:Yup. At this point (well, a long time ago actually) I've grown weary of the "human dynamic" and forced interaction of these-for the extremely greater part-very unwelcome human characters. As I try desperately to find the silver lining in these films, I always tell myself, "It's for the good and greater exposure of the toy line."

The sad part is it isn't. The toyline is no longer the main source of revenue for the Transformers brand (revenue, not profit since we dont have the numbers for that). The Films doesnt exist for the purpose of selling a toyline, the toys are now just merchandise like toys for any other movie, like a minion fart gun. Some just happen to still transform and keep the tradition, which is great. But a movie or other media wont necesarily mean more toys. Look at the Gi joe films.

Pretty much. Due to this, the movies are ironically the mainstream Transformers media with the most creative freedom -- it's not tied up by needing to advertise toys; they don't answer to Hasbro, Hasbro answers to them. They can do whatever they want as long as there's a fair number of Transformers in there. They don't need to show Optimus Prime's sweet new action feature or his awesome new upgrade... they just need to show Optimus Prime.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2017 @ 1:14pm CDT
Kurona wrote:they just need to show Optimus Prime.

And it can be as little as 15 mins in a 2 hour + film :-(

PS: i do think they needed to show him in vehicle mode at least answer to Western Star who provides them free trucks. And its so lazy how they did it. no transforming just "here you go Optimus in vehicle mode". Now end the film.
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Posted by Alpha Dominus on July 12th, 2017 @ 1:16pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Alpha Dominus wrote:Yup. At this point (well, a long time ago actually) I've grown weary of the "human dynamic" and forced interaction of these-for the extremely greater part-very unwelcome human characters. As I try desperately to find the silver lining in these films, I always tell myself, "It's for the good and greater exposure of the toy line."

The sad part is it isn't. The toyline is no longer the main source of revenue for the Transformers brand (revenue, not profit since we dont have the numbers for that). The Films doesnt exist for the purpose of selling a toyline, the toys are now just merchandise like toys for any other movie, like a minion fart gun. Some just happen to still transform and keep the tradition, which is great. But a movie or other media wont necesarily mean more toys. Look at the Gi joe films.

Pretty much. Due to this, the movies are ironically the mainstream Transformers media with the most creative freedom -- it's not tied up by needing to advertise toys; they don't answer to Hasbro, Hasbro answers to them. They can do whatever they want as long as there's a fair number of Transformers in there. They don't need to show Optimus Prime's sweet new action feature or his awesome new upgrade... they just need to show Optimus Prime.


Whatever the source of revenue or profits is for the official toyline, either way, it's these films that have the most mainstream exposure for regular folks. The implications of this are undoubtedly suited for another topic. I admit its mere conjecture, but be they coworkers, friends, family, acquaintances etc. most people are familiar with the existence of Transformers almost primarily from these movies.
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Posted by Microraptor on July 12th, 2017 @ 1:46pm CDT
This franchise has been pretty good at casting unknowns so far, hope this keeps up the trend.
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Posted by Va'al on July 13th, 2017 @ 2:17am CDT
As part of the scheme to prevent production companies to employ studios and shooting locations abroad, we have news that the Paramount Bumblebee movie currently starting production has received a tax credit of $22M for its location in LA and California more widely - currently the biggest for a movie production. You can read more about it below!

In a major boon to local production, “Bumblebee,” the spinoff movie from Paramount’s “Transformers” franchise, will shoot in California with the help of a $22-million tax credit.

It’s the largest tax break awarded to date under a state program aimed at curbing so-called runaway production.

The new movie will film entirely in California, according to a Paramount spokesman. Production is expected to take place in the Los Angeles area as well as in Northern California, according to two people familiar with the project who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

The production, described only in state records as the “Untitled Paramount Project,” has received preliminary approval to receive a state tax credit of $22 million, according to the California Film Commission.


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Posted by MGrotusque on July 13th, 2017 @ 8:30am CDT
I just hope with all the extra money they're saving with this tax credit they can treat the pre production crews well. Most shows really like to kick around the pre production crews pretty hard with unreasonable work schedules and conditions and blame it on budget issues.
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Posted by Va'al on July 13th, 2017 @ 12:33pm CDT
Via fellow Seibertronian SnoopDawg, we have some potential casting choices for the Paramount Bumblebee prequel, already starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendenborg Jr, as featured in The Hollywood Reporter. This looks to be an extremely young cast indeed, and with Spielberg reportedly involved in the production again, it looks like Paramount is shifting its efforts on a more targeted audience. Check out more info below!

Paramount's Transformers spinoff Bumblebee is quickly rounding out its cast, adding a handful of young actors including Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny, who are in various stages of negotiations.

[...]

The film will clearly feature a slew of young rising stars: Drucker was most recently seen in Fox’s reboot Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. He’s repped by Coast to Coast and Industry Entertainment.

Hoyos starred on Degrassi: Next Class and also was seen in The Belko Experiment. He’s repped by Industry Entertainment.

Quinn starred opposite Jenny Slate in Gillian Robespierre's Landline, which played at Sundance and hits theaters on July 21. She also stars opposite Joey King in Radium Girls. She’s repped by CAA and Rebecca Kitt & Associates.

Crow has appeared on the TV shows BrainSurge, Big Time Rush and Figure It Out and voiced Carla in the animated film Rio 2. She’s repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.

Dzienny’s credits include TV series Zoo and Chasing Life. She’s repped by Innovative Artists and Inphenate.


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Posted by Deadput on July 13th, 2017 @ 12:40pm CDT
...who?
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Posted by william-james88 on July 13th, 2017 @ 12:53pm CDT
Deadput wrote:...who?

You dont know Snoop Dog?
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Posted by Optimum Supreme on July 13th, 2017 @ 1:32pm CDT
He clearly is talking about every single human in this movie. On the bright side, if every one is an unknown nobody, maybe it will focus better on the robits than goofy parents or humping dogs. :michaelbay:
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Posted by Deadput on July 13th, 2017 @ 2:26pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:He clearly is talking about every single human in this movie. On the bright side, if every one is an unknown nobody, maybe it will focus better on the robits than goofy parents or humping dogs. :michaelbay:


Should also mean a lower budget that should be put into more robot screen time since their not hiring a bunch of celebrities.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 13th, 2017 @ 2:37pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:He clearly is talking about every single human in this movie. On the bright side, if every one is an unknown nobody, maybe it will focus better on the robits than goofy parents or humping dogs. :michaelbay:

But werent those humping dogs unknown back then too? Before their big break I mean.
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Posted by Microraptor on July 13th, 2017 @ 6:24pm CDT
So this is gonna be very high-school. That's cool, Bumblebee is a kid-appeal character so it makes sense to have him hang with kids.
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Posted by SnoopDawg on July 13th, 2017 @ 9:51pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Deadput wrote:...who?

You dont know Snoop Dog?

Yeah, you know ... that rapper guy. He's gonna be in the movie :lol:
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 16th, 2017 @ 8:44pm CDT
I'm hoping the new creative team can pull something good out. I have hopes for the film, Iron Giant style with a few robots and a new setting all included
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Posted by WreckerJack on July 18th, 2017 @ 8:22pm CDT
Casting directors are looking for a voice talent for the extra speaking roles in Paramout Pictures' upcoming Transformers Universe: Bumblebee. Filming will begin on July 31, 2017 according to this article. If you are thinking about applying, have a look at casting call information!

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Posted by Deadput on July 18th, 2017 @ 8:48pm CDT
Being a voice actor is something I've wanted to do but I'm sure their looking for more experienced actors.

Plus you got to pay to be a member of the site to apply.
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Posted by WreckerJack on July 19th, 2017 @ 5:28pm CDT
Omega Underground has gotten word of some of the details of the Bumblebee film. The production title will be "Brighton Falls" according to Omega Underground. While this name does not give us many clues as to what the movie might be about, the article does give us some eye-opening hints.

From what we are told, Hailee Steinfeld will have a starring role as a tomboy who has a job as a mechanic after school. This may not tell us much by itself, but combined with what producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has hinted in the past about taking inspiration from the animated Iron Giant film we can ponder some ideas.

“There are dramatically less Transformers. We hired purposefully Travis Knight, who is a very distinct filmmaker. You can’t compete with Michael, you’re gonna lose. And also I think the audience wants something different all the time, let’s keep them interested. They’re gonna get a very emotionally complex story, a very tight story in terms of its location and in terms of its storytelling. In fact it reminds me a little bit of ‘Iron Giant’ years ago when I did that movie at Warner Bros. It just reminds me a little bit of that where it was very contained and yet it didn’t feel small.”


If you are interested in the new Bumblebee film, please have a look here!

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Posted by Deadput on July 19th, 2017 @ 5:41pm CDT
RIP Brighton he was the best character in the franchise.

Say hello to Nitro Zeus for me.
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 19th, 2017 @ 9:05pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Being a voice actor is something I've wanted to do but I'm sure their looking for more experienced actors.

Plus you got to pay to be a member of the site to apply.

It wouldn't hurt to apply. Follow your dreams! :D
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Posted by Bronzewolf on July 21st, 2017 @ 2:09pm CDT
Thanks to Seibertronian SnoopDawg, we know that the Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that the upcoming Bumblebee Spinoff Film will have a extremely small budget of only $70 Million. This comes in at one third of the budget for The Last Knight, which strained Paramount's wallets at an estimated $217-$270 million. Here's the excerpt from the HW article, but read the full write up
here!

Now, Paramount is cutting costs. Its Bumblebee spin-off is pegged at $70 million-plus (according to sources), compared to Last Knight's $217 million.

A younger cast, headed by Hailee Steinfeld, 20, will be directed by Travis Knight when filming starts in August. The story, centered on the yellow bot, will be set in 1987.
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Posted by breacher on July 21st, 2017 @ 5:38pm CDT
The more I see about this movie the less it interests me.

Low-budget

A bunch of C-list actors

Very few actual transformers

Do the people at Paramount actual listen to ANY criticism at all? FOR AN ENTIRE DECADE, the fans have been saying, "more transformers, less humans", and after TLK underperformed BOTH critically and financially, they make this. Wouldn't be surprised if this ends up putting the final nail in the coffin for this franchise.

However, If we finally get Cliffjumper, I can be swayed. If they do this right, I want a hotrod-cliff-bee team against starscream, barricade, and maybe a few others. But if this is by the same "transformers universe writers room" it'll probably crash and burn. I'm of the few in the fanbase that actually likes these movies for what they are, but TLK crossed multiple lines.
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Posted by griftimus prime on July 21st, 2017 @ 5:40pm CDT
after tf5 there is no more the sky is the limit budgeting. these movies have to prove to be profitable before than can happen again.
Re: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers (1898497)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on July 21st, 2017 @ 6:27pm CDT
Paint it in red, make the movie about cliff jumper... kind of too much yellow already
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Posted by Va'al on July 23rd, 2017 @ 2:57am CDT
According to online magazine Deadline, there is news for the Transformers Universe: Bumblebee movie set for 2018 in terms of casting: Pamela Adlon has been eyed for the role of Hailee Steinfeld's character's mother. Nothing has been confirmed as yet, but you can read more below!

Pamela Adlon, fresh off a Best Comedy Series Actress Emmy nomination for her FX series Better Things, is in negotiations to join the cast of Bumblebee, Paramount’s first spinoff of its Transformers franchise. Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight is directing the pic, which is being toplined by Hailee Steinfeld.

Adlon will play Steinfeld’s mother in the movie scripted by Christina Hodson. The story is mostly under wraps, but it originated from Michael Bay and Paramount’s writers room project. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.

Bumblebee has staked out June 8 release date.


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Re: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers (1898832)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on July 23rd, 2017 @ 7:04am CDT
sing along if you know the words folks.
"we don't care a-bout the hu-mans
we watch these movies for the ro-bots"
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Posted by Optimum Supreme on July 24th, 2017 @ 10:32am CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:Paint it in red, make the movie about cliff jumper... kind of too much yellow already



You don't even have to call a red Bumblebee by any other name, red Bumblebee's been a thing since 1984.
Re: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers (1899468)
Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2017 @ 4:53am CDT
Some more news on the Transformers Universe: Bumblebee live-action movie comes from various local media sources such as the Marin Independent Journal, as we learn that the movie will shoot in North Bay Area - specifically, Marin and San Rafael! We did know that California tax breaks were ready for Paramount's production, so the rumours appear founded, at least. Read more about it below, and head here for the full article!

“Bumblebee,” a spinoff from the “Transformers” film series, is the major Paramount film being shot in Marin, a Paramount spokesperson confirmed Friday.

The spokesperson, who was unnamed, declined further elaboration except to say the film is due for a summer 2018 release.

The Paramount confirmation came as other news surfaced in recent days pointing toward the film.

Deborah Albre, Marin liaison to the California Film Commission, noted that a recent Los Angeles Times story referenced “Bumblebee” as being eligible for $22 million in tax credits — the largest amount assigned to a major film since the state film tax credits program started in 2015.

“It’s pretty impressive,” Albre said of the film project’s tax credits, which are tied into the local economy through jobs and use of area resources.

Last month, Albre and other sources indicated that Paramount was planning to shoot a major feature film in Marin and was building a set in Peacock Gap area of San Rafael.

The location for “Bumblebee,” a prequel to the popular “Transformers” franchise, has been a closely held commodity.


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Re: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers (1900550)
Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2017 @ 10:32am CDT
Do you own a car? Do you own, specifically, late 70s early 80s car models? You may be in luck, as there's a new casting call making the rounds on the internet for the live-action Transformers Universe: Bumblebee movie!

According to Acting-Auditions.org, who also prohibit the actual information to be posted elsewhere without permission, they're searching for 70s-80s cars except in the colours black, red, and yellow (and we've seen some of these previously) - but also small USA townfolk, military, highschoolers and minors in the Northern California area for extra and background work! Check out the link above, and good luck if you choose to apply!

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Posted by Kurona on July 29th, 2017 @ 10:41am CDT
Do... do they not have the funds to just purchase 70s/80s cars?

I'm sorry, I really hate to be a negative nancy, but this just seems bizarre. One of if not the most profitable movie franchises of the last 10 years is asking for donations?
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Posted by Microraptor on July 29th, 2017 @ 11:18am CDT
Kurona wrote:Do... do they not have the funds to just purchase 70s/80s cars?

I'm sorry, I really hate to be a negative nancy, but this just seems bizarre. One of if not the most profitable movie franchises of the last 10 years is asking for donations?


TLK underperformed, so they have to save as much as they can. It's only got 70 mil to use after all.
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Posted by Tyrannacon on July 29th, 2017 @ 12:39pm CDT
We talked earlier about the casting news, now we have new information from DenOfGeek regarding the Bumblebee film from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Here are the main quotes from the article. The first details what to expect from the Bumblebee film moving forward.

We are starting to shoot a week from today. We had decided to do this well before (The Last Knight) had come out. Our feeling was that we wanted to give the audience a different experience. Bumblebee's designed to be a more intimate movie. There's many fewer Transformers in it. It's set in 1987, so it actually predates all of Michael's movies and therefore is not burdened by the history of those, 'cause it predates it. You have a certain amount of creative freedom.


And as for the future of the Transformers film franchise?

Yeah, I think so. I do. Look, it was a great run. I think going forward, we learned some lessons and I think we need to change it up. I think Michael (Bay, director of all five Transformers films) would be the first one to say that. It's one of the reasons why we were trying to bring in the Arthurian myth, in fact, in (The Last Knight), to create that different sense of what that movie's about. I think we were successful in that way, but obviously not in the box office.


We will update with further developments as they become available!

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Re: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers (1900624)
Posted by Deadput on July 29th, 2017 @ 2:43pm CDT
First it was 1985 and now it's 1987?

Make up your darn minds.
Re: More Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie, with Transformers: TLK Spoilers (1901019)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2017 @ 12:33pm CDT
As was mentioned in the latest interview with producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, the production for Transformers Universe: Bumblebee is starting, with locations including North California areas such LA, Marin, San Rafael and more - and previously rumoured actor Jason Ian Drucker confirming his presence on set via Instagram! We will keep you updated as news rolls in, but for now join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Looking forward to a great day #onset #bumblebeemovie #work #work #transformers If you have the power to make someone happy, do it, the world needs more of that. #kindnessrules #rockluv #free2luv



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