Transformers, Hasbro’s immensely popular toy line, will soon be receiving a new live-action film, with Creed 2’s director Steven Caple Jr. tapped on to direct the film.
According to Deadline, insider sources have reported that thought negotiations with the director have yet to begin, he is the top choice among the studio executives and producers, with a deal expected to close in the weeks to come.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Hasbro and Paramount were revamping the Transformers franchise, by first having two screenplays written – one by James Vanderbilt, and another by Joby Harold. It was Harold’s film that eventually was given the green light to proceed, and after he was done with his final edits in late summer, the studio had been on the lookout for a director to helm the film.
Aside from the aforementioned Transformers movie, Paramount and Hasbro are also collaborating on a stand-alone animated Transformers film, with Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley at the director’s seat.
Transformers is arguably one of Paramount’s biggest titles since the film franchise was launched in 2007, with more than US$4 billion earned over the course of five films. According to previous reports, Harold’s script will be set in the same universe as 2018’s Bumblebee.
Considering how early it is for the movie, there is no word yet on when the film will possibly be released.