Today marks the first day of work for the Transformers writers' room, which just finalized its lineup earlier today with the addition of Daredevil's Steven S. DeKnight. He will be joined by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dorsett. We reported last week that the Transformers writers will all be responsible for writing a treatment and pitching their story to the producers, and if each of them are approved, this means we could be getting at least a dozen new Transformers movies.
One of those movies could be a revival of the 1996 animated TV series Beast Wars: Transformers. Akiva Goldsman, who is writing his own treatment while supervising the entire room, mentioned the show by name in an interview last week, while discussing how the writers room will work. Here's what he had to say below.
"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."
Of course, he likely just used that show as an example of what could happen in the room, but it's certainly possible that a Beast Wars movie could be developed. But, since work just began in earnest in this writer's room today, we're not sure if this is one of the projects they will be hatching. Beast Wars: Transformers ran for three seasons between 1996 and 1999, centering on two factions of Transformers known as the Maximals and the Predacons, who wage an all-out war over the coveted resource Energon.
There was also another rumor that surfaced which revealed one of the projects may be an origin story set on the Autobots and Decepticons home planet of Cybertron. In Michael Bay's previous Transformers movies, we haven't seen much of Cybertron, since all of his movies have been set here on Earth, but we'll have to wait and see if this movie will come to fruition. What do you think about the possibility of 12 new Transformers movies all coming out of one writers room?