Transformers Film Franchise adds Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn to Writing Stable
Big things are shaking over at Paramount, as the live-action Transformers film franchise has started to sign on new creative blood to keep things rolling.
We reported a while ago that Paramount had been looking to expand Transformers into a Marvel-style connected film universe, with Akiva Goldsman overseeing the works. Deadline is now reporting that the project is going full-steam ahead, and they’re bringing in some big names to handle the writing side of things going forward:
Goldsman’s four-team roster features some of the top names in sci-fi, I’ve learned: Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2’s Zak Penn and Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Lost’s Jeff Pinkner. I’m hearing the ink isn’t even dry on the deals, but that is a major-league lineup to join Goldsman, who is spearheading it all for the studio, Hasbro, Spielberg and Bay (Bay and Goldsman were college buddies at Wesleyan). More writers will be added.
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