New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie

Transformers News: New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 2:20AM CST

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As the minutes tick by getting us closer to the release of Bumblebee: The Movie early next year, we see more and more news regarding it break. Such is the case today, when ComicBookMovie.com published a brand new interview with the film's director Travis Knight, including a new official promotional image, to boot! You can find the interview below:
I wanted to approach this massive, expansive franchise and really focus in on a tiny corner of the canvas. Everything I've tried to do at Laika, searching for an artful blend of darkness and light, intensity and warmth, humour and heart, I wanted to bring to the Transformers franchise
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At its core it's just a beautiful love story between two broken souls who find each other and heal each other," he adds. "I grew up loving those classic Spielbergian Amblin films. And we're trying to evoke that kind of emotion in this movie, fusing a rich coming-of-age story with some sci-fi insanity.


You can also find that new image below, featuring the film's lead actress Hailee Steinfeld and the film's lead and titular robot below! This is one of the first official images we've received showing off Bumblebee's new old alt mode, returning to the Volkswagen Beetle for the first time since the G1 cartoon. Check it out below!

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Re: New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie (1927942)
Posted by ImAWalkingCorpse on December 24th, 2017 @ 3:26am CST
I am cautiously excited for this movie.
Re: New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie (1927945)
Posted by Agent 53 on December 24th, 2017 @ 3:51am CST
Hasbro, do not **** us over with the toyline. I am excited to see Bumblebee as a beetle and at a minimum I need it as a deluxe, seriously we need to go back to the heyday of ROTF/HFTD figures, none of the stupid simple junk that ignores the purpose of these toys, transforming them and looking good.
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Posted by YRQRM0 on December 24th, 2017 @ 10:57am CST
Man, I'm starting to have high hopes for this movie haha. Hope it doesn't disappoint.
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Posted by Ebonyleopard on December 24th, 2017 @ 4:04pm CST
A "Love Story"? :-?
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Posted by Torneira on December 26th, 2017 @ 7:05am CST
Herbie's little brother :D

Bee even got that eyelooking windshield from Cars :-D


Well, there goes VW statement that they would not have their brand/cars to be associated with war machines. :-?
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Posted by Va'al on December 30th, 2017 @ 2:49am CST
Courtesy of Paramount pictures, we have a new press release covering next year's live-action movie release in the Transformers universe, the first spin-off and first one without Michael Bay at the helm - Bumblebee: The Movie!

We have full synopsis, a repeat of the image with the Volkswagen car mode that Bumblebee will take in the movie alongside Hailee Steinfeld, and a couple more credits about the production team. Take a look below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

[quote]On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

BUMBLEBEE is produced by “TRANSFORMERS” franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (“ARGO,” “INCEPTION”) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (“UNFORGETTABLE”).

Directed by Travis Knight (“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS,” “CORALINE”), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (“EDGE OF SEVENTEEN”), Pamela Adlon (“BETTER THINGS,””LOUIE”), John Cena (“DADDY’S HOME 2,” “TRAINWRECK”), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s “BROAD CITY”), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”), Jason Drucker (“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL”), Kenneth Choi (“AMERICAN CRIME STORY”), Ricardo Hoyos (“DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS”), Abby Quinn (“LANDLINE,” “THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT”), Rachel Crow (“DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN”), and Grace Dzienny (“ZOO”).

BUMBLEBEE WILL BE RELEASED IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON DECEMBER 21, 2018

#BumblebeeMovie

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[size=85]Hailee Steinfeld in BUMBLEBEE, from Paramount Pictures.
Photo Credit: Jaimie Trueblood
© 2018 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. © 2018 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.[/size]
Re: New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie (1928853)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 30th, 2017 @ 8:16am CST
So this is basically another Herbie movie plot.

Not that I object to that. Just sayin'.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 30th, 2017 @ 9:16am CST
What I'm really exited about is that we may FINALLY have a Movie Bumblebee toy as a VW Beetle! I do hope his head will have the little horns as well. :x
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 30th, 2017 @ 9:17am CST
Sabrblade wrote:So this is basically another Herbie movie plot.

Not that I object to that. Just sayin'.


TF 2007 was pretty much "Herbie" itself.
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Posted by hausjam on December 30th, 2017 @ 11:50am CST
Bee is jacked up for offroading.
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Posted by zko on December 30th, 2017 @ 12:33pm CST
Im hoping the cast expands and we get the wreckers teaming up with bee, and Seaspray gets the treatment they wanted to give him in Transformers: Prime, where he is a "Batman like character that the decepticons really fear"/"the baddest of the wreckers", Navy SEAL style character, that they mentioned in the beast hunters commentary track.

Maybe we'll get a leader VW bug Bee.
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Posted by Clockwork Animations on December 30th, 2017 @ 1:43pm CST
zko wrote:
Maybe we'll get a leader VW bug Bee.


Oh my gosh! :lol:
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Posted by Qwan on December 30th, 2017 @ 6:19pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:What I'm really exited about is that we may FINALLY have a Movie Bumblebee toy as a VW Beetle! I do hope his head will have the little horns as well. :x

All the sudden, I'm really excited to have a Beetle-Bee to put next to Evasion Mode Optimus. I didn't realize I wanted that til now but boy do I want it.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 30th, 2017 @ 6:22pm CST
Qwan wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:What I'm really exited about is that we may FINALLY have a Movie Bumblebee toy as a VW Beetle! I do hope his head will have the little horns as well. :x

All the sudden, I'm really excited to have a Beetle-Bee to put next to Evasion Mode Optimus. I didn't realize I wanted that til now but boy do I want it.


Scout class to make it work perfectly.
Re: New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie (1928989)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 30th, 2017 @ 10:49pm CST
zko wrote:Im hoping the cast expands
Pretty sure Bee and maybe one Decepticon are gonna be the only Transformers in this movie.

zko wrote:and we get the wreckers
You do know that those guys didn't come to Earth until the late 2000s/early 2010s, right? This movie's set a few decades before that time in the 1980s.
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Posted by kurthy on December 31st, 2017 @ 11:01am CST
zko wrote:... and Seaspray gets the treatment they wanted to give him in Transformers: Prime, where he is a "Batman like character that the decepticons really fear"/"the baddest of the wreckers", Navy SEAL style character, that they mentioned in the beast hunters commentary track.


So seaspray is just depthcharge now?
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Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 1st, 2018 @ 6:47pm CST
First of all, that is not a full synopsis. It's a teaser.

Second, would it have been too much to just go back to '84 instead of '87? Won't really make a difference, it just would have been nice.

I'm looking forward to the movie. Just keep the teen romance crap to a minimum.
Re: New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie (1929168)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 1st, 2018 @ 7:10pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Just keep the teen romance crap to a minimum.


So, you're dreaming in technicolors?

Re: New Promotional Image and Interview With Travis Knight, Director of Bumblebee: The Movie (1929295)
Posted by Adimus Prime on January 2nd, 2018 @ 3:49pm CST
That was not a "full synopsis."
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Posted by Va'al on January 3rd, 2018 @ 5:25am CST
That is the fullest synopsis we have been sent.
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