Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Bumblebee Movie
In an interview with Collider, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has some interesting things to say about the upcoming “Transformers Universe” Bumblebee movie and the post-Bay landscape. He confirmed that, as widely reported, director Travis Knight’s solo Bumblebee film is indeed set in the 1980s, and that they’re aiming for a more “G1” vibe and “more time with less robots”. The story is “emotionally complex” and deliberately steers away from the style of the Michael Bay movies to keep the franchise fresh. In fact di Bonaventura compares the Bee movie to the beloved 1999 animated feature The Iron Giant which he also worked on. That’s high praise, and perhaps a sign of hope for those fans who are feeling ready to see what a Transformers movie without Michael Bay might look like.
Transformers Universe: Bumblebee is scheduled for release in June 2018. For the full interview, visit Collider.