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Transformers to be turned into a Marvel-style cinematic universe

5 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paramount Pictures is looking to expand the cinematic universe of Transformers with the help of screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.

The Oscar winner, who wrote Batman & Robin, has been recruited by the studio for the task which will see him work alongside Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.

Transformers: Age of Extinction leads 2015 Razzie nominations

Goldsman is currently in talks with Bay about how sequels and spinoffs from the Transformers series can be developed, Deadline reports.

Bay directed the first four films with Spielberg acting as executive producer.

They will work with Goldsman and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to develop the next stage of the franchise and brainstorm spinoffs.

It comes as other studios expand their 'universes' including original innovator Marvel and Disney following the acquisition of Star Wars.

The likes of Fox, DC Comics and Warner Bros are also looking at spinoff options to their rights. »

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Paramount looking to expand its Transformers output with a multi-part sequel and spin-off films

5 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having topped the worldwide box office chart in 2014 with Transformers: Age of Extinction, it looks like Paramount Pictures is keen on expanding its output for the Robots in Disguise, with Deadline revealing that the studio has launched a “writer’s room” for a multi-part Transformers sequel and spin-off films, a la Disney’s plans for Star Wars.

According to the site, Akiva Goldsman is in talks to work with Michael Bay, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and executive producer Steven Spielberg to generate ideas for the Hasbro franchise, which has so far generated over $3.7 billion with its first four movies.

Are you excited about the prospect of a shared Transformers movie universe, and what kind of spin-off movies would you like to see? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…


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Transformers movie universe planned by Paramount

5 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paramount wants to borrow the Star Wars model, as it seeks to expand the Transformers movie universe with new sequels and spin-offs.

With Transformers: Age Of Extinction being the highest grossing film on the planet in 2014, it's unsurprising that Paramount is already pressing ahead with plans for Transformers 5. It's unclear yet whether Michael Bay will return to direct that one, given that he's currently working on drama 13 Hours (although he slotted Pain & Gain in between the last two Transformers movies). But whether he does or doesn't, you can expect lots more Transformers in the years ahead.

That's because - yes! - plans are afoot for a Transformers movie universe, with a series of spin-off films being planned.

Akiva Goldsman, the writer of A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin and I Am Legend, is to work to set up a "writer's room", reports Deadline. He'll be doing this in conjunction with Michael Bay, »

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Akiva Goldman signs on to drive future 'Transformers' movies writer's room

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some days you're a step ahead, some days you're a step behind. I've been chasing this Akiva Goldsman/"Transformers" story for a few weeks, but couldn't second-source it. Now Deadline's reporting that the story is in fact happening. One of the reasons I was extra-careful was because it is the sort of story that sounds like someone making a joke about the way the industry works right now. "Akiva Goldsman has been hired to supervise the development of three back-to-back 'Transformers' sequels for Michael Bay" is what I heard first, and my response was, "Shut up and stop making horrible jokes." The thing is, this is the near-future of how they'll be handling these giant franchise films. You want to know the real truth of why the Russos are rapidly becoming Marvel's favorite filmmakers? Because they are trained to work in the TV model already, which is what blockbuster filmmaking is becoming. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Transformers Has A Massive New Plan To Ramp Up Its Cinematic Universe

6 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One look at the vast phalanx of comic book superhero films, genre novel adaptations and other chapter-centric properties is all the proof needed that we are in the midst of the tentpole era of the movie industry. In a move that certainly cements this idea, it is being reported that Paramount Pictures has big plans for the future of its Transformers franchise in the form of multi-part sequel films to the already-enduring series of movies. Yeah, that’s right, the cinematic world is not quite done with the frenetic, destructive, product-placing world in which Autobots and Decepticons turn our cities into their personal Thunderdome. According to a scoop by Deadline, producer, Akiva Goldsman has been tasked with facilitating some meetings with producers of the Transformers franchise such as Steven Spielberg, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and the sultan of cinematic ‘splosions and ultimate franchise guru, himself, Michael Bay. The purpose »

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Paramount Brewing 'Transformers' Universe With Akiva Goldsman

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The bot world is getting bigger. Paramount, Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are enlisting Akiva Goldsman to help the studio develop ideas and a team to work on future Transformers spin-offs and sequels, a source tells THR. The move signals that the studio is looking towards making their Hasbro toy-inspired franchise into a universe in the same vein as Marvel's Avengers, Universal's monster universe (which will kick off with The Mummy in 2016) and Warner Bros.' DC comics superhero universe. Paramount had no comment. Bay has directed all four of the Transformers films, which have earned

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Transformers Cinematic Universe In Development

7 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In what’s becoming a prevalent trend nowadays, it’s not enough for a movie to just be. For studios to eye up a pre-existing property, a popular kids toy or heck, even an original spec script for development – there has to be the possibility for sequels and spinoffs. If the concept doesn’t allude to a possible future instalment, or a time hop for a quickie origin tale, then it seems as if that idea won’t get past the preliminary stages of studios’ rigorous filmmaking process.

Bearing all that in mind, the cinematic landscape is currently shifting further and further towards an all-encompassing “movieverse.” Marvel and DC cornered the comic book ‘verses, Sony is ramping up their Ghostbusters ‘verse, and Disney is doing the same with Star Wars. Now Paramount is set to expand one of their most-profitable franchises – Transformers – into a fully-blown cinematic universe.

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Paramount Planning Multi-Part 'Transformers' Sequel and Spin-Offs

7 hours ago | | See recent news »

We've known for awhile that more Transformers sequels were on the way, especially since Mark Wahlberg is signed for multiple movies, and Transformers: Age of Extinction was meant to be the start of a new trilogy. But now it sounds like Paramount may have even grander plans for the toy-based franchise. Deadline reveals that the studio is in talks with Akiva Goldsman to shepherd a multi-part sequel to continue the Transformers franchise, as well as potential spin-offs based on Hasbro's toyline. Basically, Paramount seems anxious to create their own Marvel-esque universe for the Transformers. More below! Goldsman would work with director Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a writer's room or brain trust to hatch ideas for the franchise to expand and continue. And while Goldsman has written several screenplays himself, including the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind, it doesn't sound like he'll write and of these movies himself. »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Transformers' Multi-Part Sequel & Spinoff Movies Planned

8 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with writer-director-producer Akiva Goldsman to help develop new Transformers movies alongside franchise director Michael Bay. Deadline reports that Paramount's approach is similar to what director James Cameron did with his Avatar sequels, forming a "writers room" of sorts that will come up with ideas to develop a new multi-part sequel and spinoff movies. Akiva Goldsman isn't expected to write any of these movies himself, but he will find new writers to craft the scripts based on his ideas for the franchise.

The site also reports that Michael Bay would like to have Transformers 5 ready to start production once he wraps on his Benghazi thriller 13 Hours. It has long been believed that last year's Transformers: Age of Extinction, which was the only movie last year to cross $1 billion worldwide, was the last Transformers he planned on directing, but it seems he'll be on board to helm Transformers 5 as well. »

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Paramount Expanding ‘Transformers’ Universe with Spinoffs, Sequels

8 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures, Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are bringing on Akiva Goldsman to help expand the “Transformers” cinematic universe.

Deadline reports Goldsman would not be writing but assembling and overseeing a “writers room” to hatch an idea for how to tackle a two-part sequel in the film’s franchise in addition to potential spinoffs. Goldsman would likely join Bay, di Bonaventura and Steven Spielberg as a producer.

It’s unknown whether Bay will return to directing duties for any new installments. He is currently in pre-production on his Benghazi thriller “13 Hours.”

The franchise is a huge priority for the studio with the most recent film, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” crossing the $1 billion worldwide box officer marker last year, making it the third film in the franchise to pass that milestone.

Goldsman is no stranger to shaping box-office juggernauts, having helped with tentpoles such as “I Am Legend,” “The Da Vinci Code »

- Justin Kroll

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New Transformers Sequels, Spinoffs to Be Spearheaded by Akiva Goldsman

8 hours ago | | See recent news »

Well this is an interesting turn of events. Despite the fact that they’ve almost all been critically panned, the Transformers movies make money. They make a lot of money. Transformers: Age of Extinction alone grossed nearly $1.1 billion, so whether people want them or not, there will be more Transformers movies. The question, then, has been what form will the continuation of the franchise take? After Transformers: Dark of the Moon, director Michael Bay famously planned to hand the franchise off to a new filmmaker who could semi-reboot the series. He subsequently changed his mind and came back to helm Age of Extinction himself, resulting in pretty much the same movie we’ve been watching for four films in a row now, only with more Mark Wahlberg and less Shia Labeouf. Bay previously said he'd be handing Transformers 5 off to another filmmaker, and he subsequently opted to move forward »

- Adam Chitwood

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Paramount, Akiva Goldsman Expanding ‘Transformers’ Movie Universe

8 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount Pictures is launching a cinematic universe around its blockbuster “Transformers” property that will be overseen by Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, an individual with knowledge of the studio’s plans has told TheWrap. A representative for Paramount had no comment on Friday afternoon. Goldsman is in deep negotiations to develop “Transformers” sequels and spinoffs with Michael Bay, who directed all four films in the franchise and could really stand to hand the reins to someone else, as well as producer Lorenzo di Bonventura and executive producer Steven Spielberg. The quartet will serve as a braintrust that aims to organize a “writer’s room” of. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Model Alessandra Ambrosio Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'

8 hours ago | | See recent news »

If you saw the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last year and thought that it needed more supermodels, then you are in luck. THR reports that Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio is taking a role in the forthcoming sequel from Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. I can't help but think that this is Michael Bay's doing as one of the producers of the new franchise, especially since the director gave another Victoria's Secret model, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, her big screen debut in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Megan Fox is already playing April O'Neil, so who is Ambrosio playing? Ambrosio will be playing a new love interest for Will Arnett, which doesn't seem insanely far-fetched for Arnett in real life, but for his cameraman character Vernon Fenwick, it's a bit of a stretch. Apparently Ambrosio and Arnett were recently photographed kissing at a New York Knicks game a couple days ago, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Paramount Enlisting Akiva Goldsman To Ramp Up ‘Transformers’ Output

8 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures wants more Transformers. 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, exec producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a “writer’s room” that will incubate ideas for a potential multi-part Transformers sequel, and come up with potential… »

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Paramount Plans Lots More "Transformers"

9 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paramount Pictures is doubling down on its "Transformers" franchise.

Negotiations are underway with writer/producer Akiva Goldsman to head up the assembly of a "writer's room" with a mission - to come up with and develop ideas for both a potential multi-part "Transformers" sequel, and multiple spinoff films based on the billion-dollar franchise.

Goldman will be teamed with franchise director Michael Bay, exec producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organise this group which is reportedly coming together very quickly. Goldsman is Not expected to pen a script for the series, but he will have oversight regarding the writers being secured.

Bay is prepping his Benghazi siege drama "13 Hours" and reportedly wants the next "Transformers" film ready to move forward once he wraps production on 'Hours'.

This is all thanks to Paramount's Motion Picture Group president Marc Evans who has been pushed to get the studio making more movies again, »

- Garth Franklin

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Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Joins ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′

10 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Leave it to a Michael Bay-produced movie to give a Victoria’s Secret model her big-screen debut. Alessandra Ambrosio was recently spotted kissing Will Arnett at a New York Knicks game and the tabloids went nuts. Which Arrested Development Star Was Smooching This Victora’s Secret Stunner? Turns out, the pair were actually filming a scene from […]

The post Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Joins ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ appeared first on /Film. »

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'Ninja Turtles 2' Lands Model Alessandra Ambrosio

10 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has signed on to star in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, playing herself, who is the new love interest for Will Arnett's Vern Fenwick. Both Alessandra Ambrosio and Will Arnett were spotted at a recent Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks game together, where they were shooting scenes for the sequel. It isn't known if production has fully begun yet, or if the production just took advantage of the game to shoot a few scenes for the sequel. Several Los Angeles Clippers players such as DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes, Austin Rivers, and Spencer Hawes also shot a scene for the sequel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) are expected to return as the turtles, along with Megan Fox (April O'Neil) and William Fichtner (Eric Sacks). No story details have been »

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Paramount is developing multiple sequels and spin-offs to Transformers

11 hours ago | | See recent JoBlo news »

Guess who may be getting the next cinematic universe? That's right! Paramount is currently preparing to launch their own multiple film franchise of Transformers movies. While nothing is currently set, the studio is enlisting screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to head an initiative that would see multiple films to follow the awful, yet profitable, Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Lest we forget the man who brought this scourge upon us, Deadline reports that Michael Bay is involved as well. »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel to feature cameos by several NBA stars

18 hours ago | | See recent JoBlo news »

Production on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will officially begin next month, but some scenes were reportedly shot recently at the Madison Square Garden in New York. According to Espn's Arash Markazi, L.A. Clippers players DeAndre Jordan, Matt Barnes, J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers and Spencer Hawes filmed a scene for the sequel on Thursday while they were in New York for their game against the Knicks. Markazi also says star Will Arnett and producers Michael Bay and Andrew Form were »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Is Adding A Few NBA Stars

23 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is underway, filming the sequel to the surprising box office smash that rebooted a brand, and reunited Megan Fox with Michael Bay. While we don't have a lot of details on what's going down in the next film, we do know a couple of things that could and/or should be happening. The latest piece of the puzzle revealed is that members of the L.A. Clippers are going to be filming a scene for next summer's blockbuster. A reporter from Espn broke the news that a handful of players from the L.A. Clippers will be shooting what sounds like a bit part in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. You can read the list of players that will be appearing in Arash Markazi's Tweet embedded below. DeAndre Jordan, Matt Barnes, J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers & Spencer Hawes will be filming a scene for Teenage »

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