Transformers Cinematic Universe Has A Surprising Powerhouse of Writers

TRANSFORMERS Five Movie News About the Creative Talent

If you care, Paramount has tapped its writers for the fifth Transformers film.

Turns out that producer Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner are helming the fifth alien robot movie. Goldsman is the man in charge of the brain trust of the new Transformers cinematic universe. He brings great resume to the table, with his having written or produced A Beautiful Mind, I Robot, Mr & Mrs Smith, The Da Vinci Code, I am Legend, Hancock, Star Trek Into Darkness, Insurgent. On TV he's produced Fringe and the upcoming Syfy series, Childhood's End. (Seriously? Why doesn't he just change his name to "Shit Bruce will love!")

Jeff Pinkner's resume includes TV experience, with producing Alias, Lost, Fringe and Zoo. (Which by the way, Zoo on CBS is totally surprising me this summer.)

This team alone sounds great, but keep reading. I think the Paramount has given the Transformers franchise a powerhouse of talent.

Though Goldsman and Pinkner are the central writers for the T5 film, Paramount has built a creative team of writers that will be the hub of creativity for the upcoming next series of films that Hasbro and Paramount are planning.

That creative team is quite the team. It includes Zak Penn (Pacific Rim), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Andrew Barrer (Haunt), Gabriel Ferrari, Christina Hodson (the upcoming remake of The Fugitive), Lindsey Beer (the upcoming remake of Short Circuit), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (the upcoming Hibernation).

They will be reporting to Goldsman and producers Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Sources say they've already come up plans for a series of films for the Transformers Cinematic Universe, which includes spinoffs and animated films.

So there you go. Not only do they have plans, they have a frighteningly great brain collective behind the project that could truly light up this franchise beyond what Michael Bay has done with it.

To be honest, these films have always been mindless, guilty pleasures that gave me an excuse to drop the money stupidly high priced 3D large format screenings. I am almost expecting something even greater with this team that might go beyond guilty pleasures!

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