The fifth part of “Transformers” is scheduled to hit the screens in 2017, says Hascro chief in a statement.
“Our plan with the studio and filmmakers… you may have heard that some writers are being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around ‘Transformers’,” said Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“We would expect the sequel to the ‘Transformers’ movie to happen in 2017,” he added.
The last version “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was released in 2014 with Mark Wahlberg in the lead, replacing Shia LaBeouf and the film went on making it a big time hit in box office making a record as the first film in the year 2014 to hit $1 billion mark despite bad reviews.
In fact, the first triology made billions of dollars at the box office bringing in huge profit for Paramount. While another film is not unexpected, how far the new film changes from its previous version is the main talking point now.
The decision to greenlight yet another film was a no-brainer, and now, if an old presentation is to be believed, there are even bigger plans in store.
To be released in second quarter of 2017, “Transformers 5” will feature Wahlberg and the concept art going in for character designs for Silver Knight Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, Lockdown and Grimlock.
Originally slated for release on 24, June 2016, but now postponed by another one year, despite the return of its director Michael Bay as producer, instead of director. Even Mark Wahlberg confirmed his return for the sequel.