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Akiva Goldsman on the writers room:
"We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive
with a strong sense of the franchise history,” “We will look at the toys, the TV shows,
the merchandise, everything that has been generated by Hasbro, from popular to
forgotten iterations, and establish a mythological time line. It has been designed
with a lot of visual help, toys, robots, sketches and writers and artists.
After that super saturation, the writers will figure out not one, but numerous
films that will extend the universe…
If one of the writers discovers an affinity for ‘Beast Wars,’ they can drive
forward on treatments that will have been fleshed out by the whole room.
”“The whole process of the story room was really delightful, and we are
seeing it more in movies as this moves toward serialized storytelling.
There are good rooms around town, including the Monsters Room at Universal,
the Star Wars room, and of course, at Marvel. We’re trying to beg, borrow
and steal from the best of them, and gathered a group of folks interested
in developing and broadening this franchise.”
A 'Beast Wars' film, a 'Bumblebee' spinoff and 'Transformers One' a prequel film
could be in the works.