Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday

Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 10:37pm CDT

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It's been a little while since we've heard any major news about the upcoming Bumblebee stand alone film, but we do have a couple stories to bring you today. First, we have one of the first outside opinions on the main plot of Bumblebee, from screenwriter Steven DeKnight. Coming as a snippet of an interview from entertainment website Uproxx for his upcoming film Pacific Rim: Uprising, he shares that the story they used for the Transformers spin off was his favorite to come out of the Transformers screenwriting room that was arranged last year by Michael Bay and Paramount. Check out the Transformers-related section of the interview below.

Our second Bumblebee story is a bit of a rumor in conjunction with a recent announcement from Paramount themselves. It's been said recently (notably by reviewer and journalist Manabyte (Or Jeremy Conrad) that Paramount is planning to do an early screening of the Bumblebee movie sometime very soon, and that info collides with the announcement that this year's Wondercon Anaheim will be the backdrop to the first screening of a secret Paramount film. There are several Paramount movies coming out this year, and nothing in particular points to the Bumblebee movie being the secret screening, but there is a chance. Either way, we'll find out this Friday!

Uproxx: You were part of the Transformers writers’ room. I’m so curious: What’s a Transformers writing room like?

Steven DeKnight: It was a blast.

Uproxx: I imagine.

Steven DeKnight: It was a room full of incredibly talented, interesting, really wonderful people. I’ve got to say, my time spent in there was just, more than anything, was just so much fun. Everyone was so much fun and interesting. And we actually wrote, I think it was, I want to say 12 different movies. Every one of us took a different idea and developed it into like a full 30-page outline, so there were like 12 movies. And also, in complete honesty, my absolute favorite movie of the bunch was the Bumblebee movie that they’re making right now.

Uproxx: I’ve heard good things about it.

Steven DeKnight: The idea was fantastic.

Credit(s): Uproxx, Paramount, Jeremy Conrad


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Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947348)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 20th, 2018 @ 11:07pm CDT
I'm still not gonna pay to see it.
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947350)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on March 20th, 2018 @ 11:28pm CDT
I MUST SEE IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :POPCORN: :POPCORN: :POPCORN: :POPCORN: :POPCORN: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947354)
Posted by Nexus Knight on March 21st, 2018 @ 12:19am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I'm still not gonna pay to see it.


So, a friend is taking you to see it? Aw, that's so nice! :D
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947357)
Posted by WreckerJack on March 21st, 2018 @ 1:08am CDT
I'm going to be openmindedly optimistic about this one. Hoping they have made enough changes to make things better than the Bay flicks. I know if I go into this with a negative frame of mind that's gonna ruin it for me. Like the last 5 films ranging from kinda cool, to meh to oh primus why. If it draws new fans into the community and brings old ones back then that's a good thing.

Again, no one's forcing you to go and see if if you aren't into it. (or pay for it because you know it will wind up on netflix or on TV eventually where it's basically free)
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947365)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 21st, 2018 @ 2:55am CDT
WreckerJack wrote:I'm going to be openmindedly optimistic about this one. Hoping they have made enough changes to make things better than the Bay flicks. I know if I go into this with a negative frame of mind that's gonna ruin it for me. Like the last 5 films ranging from kinda cool, to meh to oh primus why. If it draws new fans into the community and brings old ones back then that's a good thing.

Again, no one's forcing you to go and see if if you aren't into it. (or pay for it because you know it will wind up on netflix or on TV eventually where it's basically free)

This ^ ultimately if this grows the fanbase then regardless of the quality of the movie then it can only be a good thing.
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947384)
Posted by RiddlerJ on March 21st, 2018 @ 8:30am CDT
Even though this is a prequel, is there going to be any resolution to The Last Knight or we're just leaving that big thread dangling forever.
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947402)
Posted by Zeek99g on March 21st, 2018 @ 11:39am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Even though this is a prequel, is there going to be any resolution to The Last Knight or we're just leaving that big thread dangling forever.


They are probably going to just leave that big thread dangling. I do not see the Bumblebee Movie going really anywhere after TLK. However The Bumblebee movie could be a success and Paramount pulls a fast one and makes the rest of the movies and finishes that thread. I doubt it happening though.
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947449)
Posted by o.supreme on March 21st, 2018 @ 4:35pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Even though this is a prequel, is there going to be any resolution to The Last Knight or we're just leaving that big thread dangling forever.


Well considering TLK answered almost none of the dangling threads from AoE...
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1947463)
Posted by steve2275 on March 21st, 2018 @ 6:24pm CDT
im gonna make pacific rim uprising and avengers infinity war 1 a double feature
bumblebee wont be seen by me....i guess i wont bee able to c john cena
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948024)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 24th, 2018 @ 5:27pm CDT
Metro recently had the chance to sit down with wrestler John Cena and talk to him about his upcoming comedy "Blockers", and while they were at it, they asked him a few questions about his role in the upcoming Transformers: Bumblebee film. While Cena was careful not to drop any spoilers or any new information regarding the movie itself, he did comment on how he feels the Bumblebee film will help reinvigorate the movieverse.

Cena has been heavily rumored to be acting as Agent Burns of Sector 7, though that is still yet to be confirmed. He also makes note, inadvertently, that he and Bumblebee will come to face to face in the film, as he talks about interacting with a tennis ball on a 13 foot tall stick, which is what actors use to focus on when a character will be added in using CGI later.

Check out some quotes from the interview below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

I think Travis Knight did a fantastic job of reintroducing the look, the feel, the storytelling of this franchise. I think people who enjoy what ‘Transformers’ was will enjoy the movie.

.....

Here we are talking about ‘Blockers’ a comedy with a lot of improvisation. It is very difficult to improvise with a 13 foot stick with a tennis ball attached to it. So it is a different movie-making process, but one I was extremely interested in.”


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Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948030)
Posted by KorsO on March 24th, 2018 @ 5:42pm CDT
Still 98% humans though.

The thing is, all actors has been praising M.Bay for all the TF Mov releases, specially the last two. So, not holding my breath Plus i do realize with TF films, its not up to the actors... its literally the Director that carries the Whole weight of the film's representation. Purely, make or break.
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948039)
Posted by Deadput on March 24th, 2018 @ 6:37pm CDT
KorsO wrote:Still 98% humans though.

The thing is, all actors has been praising M.Bay for all the TF Mov releases, specially the last two. So, not holding my breath Plus i do realize with TF films, its not up to the actors... its literally the Director that carries the Whole weight of the film's representation. Purely, make or break.


There will always be a majority of humans in a live action Transformers film, it's on Earth and cgi isn't able to keep them on screen all the time, also the general public believe it or not doesn't give that much of a darn about the Transformers themselves because their giant robots whose only real purpose is to fight each other and sell toys.

Regardless Bay is only a producer in this and the director of this film has made good work so I think he knows a bit about what he's doing.
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948051)
Posted by Autobot N on March 24th, 2018 @ 8:26pm CDT
John Cena says Bumblebee movie will reinvigorate the movieverse
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948060)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 24th, 2018 @ 9:12pm CDT
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948074)
Posted by TulioDude on March 24th, 2018 @ 10:49pm CDT
John Cenas has never lied before to me.
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948106)
Posted by KorsO on March 25th, 2018 @ 4:37am CDT
Deadput wrote:
KorsO wrote:Still 98% humans though.

The thing is, all actors has been praising M.Bay for all the TF Mov releases, specially the last two. So, not holding my breath Plus i do realize with TF films, its not up to the actors... its literally the Director that carries the Whole weight of the film's representation. Purely, make or break.


There will always be a majority of humans in a live action Transformers film, it's on Earth and cgi isn't able to keep them on screen all the time, also the general public believe it or not doesn't give that much of a darn about the Transformers themselves because their giant robots whose only real purpose is to fight each other and sell toys.

Regardless Bay is only a producer in this and the director of this film has made good work so I think he knows a bit about what he's doing.


Actors performance in TF films track record this far (if not all) are one dimensionally substance-less over the top. Seeing how Bay is still involve albeit no longer in the directors chair kinda is not a competent point to think otherwise.
Yup, general public just wants a good intelligent film regardless on its purpose to sell toys etc. I dare say 5 subtance-less version of the latter is quite plentiful for the general public as well.. lol.

Travis Knight has made quite decent Animation films as a Producer & lead animator.
Bumblebee being his 2nd major film directorial debut, Kubo being his 1st. So kind of early to tell. Remember, Bay had strings of good film before he took on the TF franchise & his folio was wayy more lucrative(as in competent) than Travis's.
We'll see how he fares come December. Super low expectations though. Unlike anticipating for ROTF after the 1st TF film before we found out that was the beginning of a downward spiral. :P
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948135)
Posted by DeathReviews on March 25th, 2018 @ 8:42am CDT
Reinvigorate the movieverse? Not if it’s based on Michael Bays juvenile foundation it won’t....
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948237)
Posted by megamanfan on March 25th, 2018 @ 3:20pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:John Cenas has never lied before to me.


true. i can't see him doing that. :-P
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948595)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 27th, 2018 @ 8:27am CDT
Deadput wrote:
KorsO wrote:Still 98% humans though.

The thing is, all actors has been praising M.Bay for all the TF Mov releases, specially the last two. So, not holding my breath Plus i do realize with TF films, its not up to the actors... its literally the Director that carries the Whole weight of the film's representation. Purely, make or break.


There will always be a majority of humans in a live action Transformers film, it's on Earth and cgi isn't able to keep them on screen all the time, also the general public believe it or not doesn't give that much of a darn about the Transformers themselves because their giant robots whose only real purpose is to fight each other and sell toys.

Regardless Bay is only a producer in this and the director of this film has made good work so I think he knows a bit about what he's doing.

SMH......Defending crap as usual.

PASS!!!!!
Re: Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday (1948598)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 27th, 2018 @ 8:29am CDT
Sorry but Bay and the rest of Paramount were using this same spin while promoting DOTM. Only to give us the same dumb crap....

And it's because of this that I'm not supporting any of it moving forward.

Revert to a new studio. PERIOD!

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