29 Mar – Looks like Paramount Pictures will be following in Lucasfilms' footsteps with their "Star Wars" plan, by expanding the "Transformers" cinematic universe with more sequels and spinoffs.
The studio is bringing in Academy award-winning director-producer Akiva Goldsman to work with "Transformers" franchise director Michael Bay, according to Deadline.
Goldsman will be teaming up with Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, to organise a "writer's room" in order to hatch ideas for a potential multi-part sequels and spinoffs of "Transformers".
Having previously scripted and won Best Adapted Screenplay for 2001's "A Beautiful Mind", Goldsman will not be penning the scripts to "Transformers", however. He will instead be playing an oversight role, securing writers for the franchise and hatching the movies they will script.
Despite receiving negative reviews among film critics, last year's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has grossed over USD1 billion worldwide, a box office success like all its predecessors.