After announcing that several high-profile writers would be penning the script for the upcoming “Transformers” movie, Paramount Pictures has finally added the final member to the writing team, and it is none other then Steven DeKnight, creator, head writer, and executive producer of “Spartacus”.
DeKnight has previously worked on “Smallville”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and “Angel“, and he was credited as the writer for each of the TV series. He served as a consulting producer on the science fiction TV series “Dollhouse”, which ran from 13th February 2009 to 29th January 2010. DeKnight is currently involved in the production of the Netflix web television series, “Daredevil“. He took up the position of executive producer and has written and directed a few episodes of the series.
Last Friday (5th June), Slash Film reported that new writers Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Ken Nolan will join the current writers including Akiva Goldsman, Michael Bay, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Jeff Pinkner, Zak Penn, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari in conceptualising the “Transformers” universe.
We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history. We will look at the toys, the TV shows, the merchandise, everything that has been generated by Hasbro, from popular to forgotten iterations, and establish a mythological time line. It has been designed with a lot of visual help, toys, robots, sketches and writers and artists. After that super saturation, the writers will figure out not one, but numerous films that will extend the universe.
Basically, what he means is that the writers and production crew will be incorporating all the merchandises and spin-offs to create a more “immersive” and comprehensive franchise. Each and every item of the franchise will play a part in the cinematic universe, as opposed to being solely merchandise that exist for fans’ enjoyment.
So, do you think the “Transformers” cinematic universe will be as comprehensive as the Marvel cinematic universe? When do you think the next “Transformers” instalment will be released? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below!