The origin stories of both the Autobots and Decepticons may soon be told in a new “Transformers” prequel movie. According to a report, writers have already been hired to write the script, and the movie is in the early stages of development.
Multiple spinoff movies are said to be planned for the franchise after the box office success of the 2014 movie. According to a report by Deadline, the script for a prequel movie will be written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari -- the same writers who spent about six months rewriting the script for the upcoming “Ant-Man” movie starring Paul Rudd.
The prequel movie being written by Barrer and Ferrari may be an animation movie, but that is still not certain. The story of the movie will take place on the planet Cybertron, the home planet of the Autobots and Decepticons.
The two writers will join a team headed by Aiva Goldsman, whose main task is to come up with ideas for new movies for the franchise. The team includes “Walking Dead” TV series creator Robert Kirkman, “Iron Man” writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, “The Incredible Hulk” writer Zak Penn and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” writer Jeff Pinkner. The same writing team is responsible for the screenplay for “Transformers 5.” The movie is slated to be released in 2017 and is a continuation of the story of the 2014 movie.
The working title of the prequel movie is said to be “Transformers One.” The report doesn’t specify what release date the studio is planning for the movie and what characters are set to be in it. The supposed plan is to have a script for the 2017 movie ready by the time director/producer Michael Bay completes a “Friday the 13th” movie.