'Transformers 5' updates: writers room gets visit from Steven Spielberg; more writers added to roster


Acclaimed producer, director, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg recently visited the Writers Room for the upcoming Transformers sequel.

In a report by Tformers, Daredevil’s Steven DeKnight talked about the progress of the work they are doing for Transformers 5.

“I can’t say what we plotted out,” he shared. “But it was all very exciting and in the next few months we’ll see what moves forward and what doesn’t move forward.”

“It remains to be seen. I think the biggest thing something like that does when you’re dealing with a franchise that is so global and makes so much money is actually taking a moment to really think things out. Because a lot of the times, you go into production, you don’t have a finished script or your script is still being worked on. And it’s very difficult to work that way. I can’t imagine,” he continued.

According to a report by Deadline, Paramount recently recruited writers Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation) to join the group of writers they currently have. The new additions join the already solid team of Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer, 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).

Akiva Goldsman, who heads the Writers’ Room for Paramount, said that the purpose of this is to “replicate” how stories for TV shows are made, as they aim to have a more serialized way of storytelling for the upcoming sequels to the hit franchise. Thus, they gathered a promising group of people who can help them in further expanding the franchise.

“We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history,” Goldsman said, describing the kind of work they will be doing once they get started.

Transformers 5 is set for a 2017 release.