Paramount is taking a methodical approach to expanding the Transformers universe and in order to do this, it has pooled together the most creative screenwriters in Hollywood to the explore the possibilities for the next movies.
The Transformers writers’ room now includes Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation), Christina Hodson (The Fugitive) and Lindsey Beer (Short Circuit), Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Lost) with Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) leading the pack, reported Deadline.
In an interview with Daredevil’s Steven S. DeKnight, who has been part of the sessions, it was learned that lead writer Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner will be co-writing the fifth installment in the franchise.
“It’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience. Akiva Goldsman was fantastic and Jeff Pinkner, who’s co-writing the fifth [Transformers] movie with him, was phenomenal. Zak Penn… It was just a room full of brilliant, funny, amazing people. And we spent two and a half weeks in physically the best writers room I’ve ever seen in my life. Paramount pulled out all the stops. It was phenomenal! We laughed and joked and told stories and plotted out,” he said.
According to Tformers, Steven Spielberg recently visited the writers’ room recently to listen to the ideas being thrown around by the team.
“One of the best experiences of that was when Steven Spielberg popped by one afternoon to just sit and talk and hear what we were working on. Everybody was about to throw up, they were so excited,” he said.