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Untitled 'Transformers' animated prequel | Paramount | July 19, 2024 | 'Toy Story 4' director and 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' writers to roll out

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Hasbro’s entertainment studio eOne and Paramount have quietly hired Josh Cooley — fresh off winning an Oscar for Best Animated Film for Toy Story 4 — to direct a big scale Transformers theatrical prequel that sources said focuses on an origin story. It takes place on Cybertron, the planet from which the good-guy and bad-guy robots came from. The film revolves around the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron.

The script was written by Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, the scribes who did production work on Ant-Man and were the credited writers on Ant-Man and the Wasp. Hasbro/eOne is running point on the production of this film.


The film is separate and apart from the live action Transformers film series and the Bumblebee spinoff, and those movies continue on a fast track. But as studios take stock of restarting production, it is becoming clear that making a big scale animated feature is easier than a live action tent pole because so much of the work can be done while respecting social distancing. That is an issue in the acceleration of the Transformers animated film. Cooley is overseeing a final draft with the writers now.


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I'm cautiously optimistic about this one. There's some definite pros here, the first being director Josh Cooley. I believe that he's more than capable of directing a great animated Transformers film. The second 'pro' is the existence of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The industry has seen that a somewhat action-focused animated tent-pole can not only work, but receive accolades and acclaim. Bumblebee showed that Paramount wants to be somewhat innovative in its approach to the franchise.

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