After adding a slew of male writers over the past few months, Paramount has brought on the first two female scribes for their Transformers franchise, Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer. They join a group that will help develop sequels and spinoffs for the Transformers franchise, with the writers room being supervised by Akiva Goldsman. Paramount's goal is to have one sequel ready for Michael Bay to direct after he finishes production on his Benghazi thriller 13 Hours.
Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer join previously-confirmed writers such as Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and the most recent additions, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), who signed on last week. It was rumored that Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari may be working on a prequel project entitled Transformers One, which is set on the Autobots and Decepticons' home planet of Cybertron. It was also rumored that their deal would include writing an animated feature and another live action film, but those details were never confirmed by Paramount.
Christina Hodson wrote the upcoming Shut In, which stars Naomi Watts and is set for release next February. She also recently signed on to write The Fugitive remake for Warner Bros. and has Unforgettable in the works, which has Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson attached to star. Lindsey Beer recently worked on the Short Circuit remake for The Weinstein Company and The Wizard of Oz remake at Warner Bros.