Transformers is about to get even bigger… as Paramount Pictures orders a slew of sequels and spin-offs.
It’s one of the biggest hits of 2014 – Transformers: Age of Extinction may have been the fourth in the franchise, but it’s just the beginning. It looks as though Paramount is pleased with the franchise’s progress… and wants lots more of the same.
According to Deadline, the folks at Paramount are keen to churn out plenty more Transformers movies… and that means a pile of new sequels and spin-offs.
“Paramount Pictures wants more Transformers,” they explained. “Taking a page from Fox’s incubation of three Avatar sequels and what Disney is doing to revive Star Wars with a sequels and spinoffs, the studio is negotiating with Akiva Goldsman to work with franchise director Michael Bay.”
It’s said that executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will arrange a writer’s room – working on a multi-part Transformers sequel along with potential spin-offs based on the Hasbro toys.
According to Deadline, it looks as though Oscar-winning Akiva Goldsman won’t be writing any of the films himself – instead, he’ll be in charge of securing writers for new projects.
And it sounds like quite a production line.
Michael Bay is readying production on 13 Hours, and he’s keen to set the ball rolling on the next Transformers movie. After all, he wants to move on that film as soon as possible.
But is this really what the world needs?
If you ask me, it’s obvious that Paramount would be keen to capitalise on the franchise’s success. And that means plenty more explosions and giant robots. Still, I suppose that’s a good thing if you’re a Transformers fan.
Do you think the world needs more Transformers movies? Will Paramount end up saturating the market? Let us know what you think in the comments below…