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Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie

Transformers News: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie

Friday, June 14th, 2024 10:52AM CDT

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While the GI Joe Transformers crossover movie is underway at Paramount, leaded by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, it was still missing a writer and a director (Steven Caple Jr is not currently attached to the film). Well, it now has a writer and it's Derek Connolly, who is a true darling over at Hollywood, with an expertise in huge budget franchise movies. Those include Rise of Skywalker, Kong Skull Island, Detective Pikachu and all 3 Jurassic World films. All those films have been box office successes, many reaching the billion dollar mark.

Say what you want about those movies, but it seems Derek knows how to write a billion dollar movie. We'll see if his winning streak continues with this Transformers Gi Joe movie.

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Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181476)
Posted by Brokebot on June 14th, 2024 @ 12:38pm CDT
This is not good news. This is one of the idiots that brought us attacking Star Destroyers on horseback and "Somehow, Palpatine returned."
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181478)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2024 @ 1:56pm CDT
Brokebot wrote:This is not good news. This is one of the idiots that brought us attacking Star Destroyers on horseback and "Somehow, Palpatine returned."


to be fair:

1. that film still made over a billion dollars, which is something that hasnt happened in a TF film in 10 years
2. he didn't write the somehow palpatine line. While they kept the story he developped, the whole film was rewritten after his original script.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181479)
Posted by Silver Wind on June 14th, 2024 @ 2:06pm CDT
Fair, but one can be forgiven for feeling rather skeptical. Guess we'll see...
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181483)
Posted by Brokebot on June 14th, 2024 @ 3:25pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Brokebot wrote:This is not good news. This is one of the idiots that brought us attacking Star Destroyers on horseback and "Somehow, Palpatine returned."


to be fair:

1. that film still made over a billion dollars, which is something that hasnt happened in a TF film in 10 years
2. he didn't write the somehow palpatine line. While they kept the story he developped, the whole film was rewritten after his original script.


1. Fine. A fleet of Star Destroyers constructed UNDERGROUND that have to crash their way to the surface, and then don't know which way is up once they're in the air. Admittedly, that bit of cinematic dipshittery has Jar Jar Abrams stink all over it, but I digress.

2. It made a billion dollars based on its brand name, not it's quality. If it were a generic sci fi movie stripped of it's Star Wars connections but with the same basic script, it probably wouldn't have made its production money back.

It was also a different time. If you wanted to see a movie -- ANY movie, you went to the theater. Even mediocre movies had a decent shot of breaking even or turning a profit. Now, three weeks after its release it'll be on a streaming service, so why bother? I honestly don't see enough of a demand to make a GI Joe/Transformers crossover movie profitable. The last two Transformers efforts were hardly blockbusters, and none of the GI Joe movies exactly shattered expectations.

Remain optimistic all you like. As for me, I haven't seen anything floating in the sewage flowing out of Hollywood that would give me any reason to believe a forthcoming movie will be anything more than the disjointed nonsense that came before it.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181486)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 14th, 2024 @ 4:51pm CDT
Yeah, I'm not enthusiastic either. Rise of Skywalker was mediocre at best, owing its success to the franchise name, much like Last Jedi, and that was just a gigantic sweaty turd.

As for the TF/Joe crossover, hopefully they keep stephen caple jr. FAR from the director's chair. That way it might still have a chance, even with a mediocre writer attached.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181487)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 14th, 2024 @ 5:10pm CDT
I was about to trash that writer but there's Detective Pikachu to his credits.

So I 'll keep an open mind.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181500)
Posted by Slashercon on June 14th, 2024 @ 7:46pm CDT
Say what you want about the Rise of Skywalker (I personally thought it was a mess of a film to top off a mess of a trilogy), but the fact that he wrote the Jurassic World movies was the nail in the coffin regarding my optimism about the movie. I can still somewhat enjoy the first World movie, but the second and ESPECIALLY the third were among some of the worst movies I've seen in theaters. (Kong Skull Island and Detective Pikachu were fine. ) But of course, time will tell..
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181503)
Posted by Spider5800 on June 14th, 2024 @ 10:31pm CDT
Rise of Skywalker and the Jurassic World movies were garbage.

Detective Pikachu and Kong: Skull Island were pretty good.

So no idea how to feel about this. I assume multiple writers were involved on all of these movies, so it's hard to gauge if this is good or bad.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181505)
Posted by Blastback on June 15th, 2024 @ 12:40am CDT
Spider5800 wrote:Rise of Skywalker and the Jurassic World movies were garbage.

Detective Pikachu and Kong: Skull Island were pretty good.

So no idea how to feel about this. I assume multiple writers were involved on all of these movies, so it's hard to gauge if this is good or bad.


Pretty much my stance. Not an optimistic sign in my opinion, but we'll see what happens
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181511)
Posted by blackeyedprime on June 15th, 2024 @ 11:29am CDT
Detective Pikachu was awful, and that was even seeing it in the cinema in Japan. Oh well, even people that write stinkers may actually write a good one at some point.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181517)
Posted by Quantum Surge on June 15th, 2024 @ 4:00pm CDT
Kong: Skull Island was pretty solid, Jurassic World and Detective Pikachu were okay, and the less said about Rise of Skywalker, the better.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181534)
Posted by VGPrime on June 16th, 2024 @ 12:32am CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:I don't care about Chris Hemsworth but I just hope he plays a character I can take seriously compared to what became of Thor. Either way, I still hope this GI Joe crossover is neither bloated like TLK or boring like Bumblebee


Honestly, I wouldn't call it "boring". If anything, I thought it gives some Iron Giant-vibes, while building up a (seemingly) promising start.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181535)
Posted by VGPrime on June 16th, 2024 @ 12:35am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Detective Pikachu was awful, and that was even seeing it in the cinema in Japan. Oh well, even people that write stinkers may actually write a good one at some point.


Eh, I don't know. Detective Pikachu's too fun and fairly good for video game movie standards.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181842)
Posted by noctorro on June 30th, 2024 @ 4:48am CDT
I like the posters optimism.

But this is absolute bad news.
Detective Pikachu was a joke. All of the Jurassic World movies were garbage storywise, 0.0 creative thought and military combat raptor... TRASH guys, expect more from a big budget movie. Go watch Godzilla Minus One.

Rise of Skywalker, holy hell gusy, average? Mid? It was terrible! Absolute garbage. It looked pretty, it made some cash on the last few 40 year old guys who had 1 crumble of hope left. But it was garbage. I am all the Jedi, a freaking measurement tool to pinpoint the location of McMuffin number 5 but only when the damn ship crashed on a planet... Guys, Killing Chewy only for 3 minutes in, he was on a different ship.

This guy is the worst, he is horrible and should never be hired again for anything above 1000 dollars.

Rise of the Beasts was a 4-5 out of 10. It was mid, again McMuffin hunting and bland as hell (watch filmento's review). So the bar is set low yet again. Not Last Knight low, that was just an insult.

I have zero f+k all hope on this movie. The whole theater cringed with the post credit scene about GI Joe. The Joe movies themselves are okay for popcorn fun but could be way, way better.

I have some hope for Transformers One.

And that High Moon Studios somehow comes back from the dead like Palpatine.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181912)
Posted by TulioDude on July 2nd, 2024 @ 10:21pm CDT
Looking at the movies he worked mentioned here, my opinion is:

-Rise of Skywalker: didn't like this one, but to be fair, its problem is bigger than the script. The trilogy had a lack of sinergy between the films.

-Jurassic World: Saw the first, only saw the ending of the second and saw the third. Overall goood, but they seen to depend on the callbacks to previous movies. Some of them are pretty cleaver. Some of the world building is cool. The new characters are hit or miss.

- Kong of The Skull Island: didn't see

-Detective Pikachu: a simple, but very well exectued story.


So he seens to be a writer capable of using callback to previous films, but their effectiveness depends on the main story.

I think he, the directorc and other parts of the movie, have a vision that can unite and usee their strong points, this can be a good movie.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181996)
Posted by snavej on July 5th, 2024 @ 7:00am CDT
Well, I'm reluctant to see this film or films. The Transformers are vastly superior. Any suggestion that GI Joe or Cobra have a realistic chance against them is ludicrous.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2181997)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 5th, 2024 @ 7:09am CDT
snavej wrote:Well, I'm reluctant to see this film or films. The Transformers are vastly superior. Any suggestion that GI Joe or Cobra have a realistic chance against them is ludicrous.


Like in the comics, they would be WITH them.

But even if the Joes and cobra would be 100% against the Transformers, if we go by the first 5 Bay movie rules, these human armies will be able to stand their ground against the bots pretty easily. Especially if they are not taken by surprise.

That's why in the Bayverse, being a robot in disguise is a must. And I really, really love that aspect of the Bayverse. This makes for much more interesting movies and it up the stakes for the principles of being hidden in plain sight.

Of course, the bots shouldn't be weaklings, but they shouldn't be gods either. A bot showing in town and making an unstoppable rampage is possible, but when the 6 stars wanted status take effect and the army come with their heavy weaponry, it should be game over for that bot unless it flee.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2182037)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 6th, 2024 @ 9:24pm CDT
It will never happen, but I would LOVE to see a straight adaptation of G.I. Joe #138 to #142, which is the prequel to the G2 comics, and could be a prequel in the new TF/Joe live action series as well. It would be a very good way to introduce Megatron into this "new" continuity, and he wouldn't have to be a gun.
Re: Writer Behind Rise of Skywalker, Kong and Jurassic World Trilogy Hired for GI Joe Transformers Movie (2182046)
Posted by TulioDude on July 7th, 2024 @ 12:10pm CDT
Its not too hard the imagine the GI Joe characters fighting the Transformers. You just have to imagine something similar to Sector Seven ,NEST, Cemetery Wind and TRA, from the previous films

Rodimus Prime wrote:It will never happen, but I would LOVE to see a straight adaptation of G.I. Joe #138 to #142, which is the prequel to the G2 comics, and could be a prequel in the new TF/Joe live action series as well. It would be a very good way to introduce Megatron into this "new" continuity, and he wouldn't have to be a gun.



I could see Cobra wanting to take Megatron from Hoover Dam being the event that attracts the Joes and the Autobots attention.

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