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Bumblebee
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:48:42 PM »
DEADLINE:
Travis Knight To Direct ‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’ At Paramount
Quote from: Anita Busch
EXCLUSIVE: Bumblebee, the first spinoff of the Transformers franchise based on a popular character in the series, just landed as director Travis Knight, the helmer of the Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated success Kubo And The Two Strings. That film was Knight’s directing debut. Bumblebee would mark his first live-action film.

This time, Knight will be taking on a very different project, a big-budget 2018 tentpole for the studio. The screenplay, which emerged from Transformers director and Paramount’s writers room project, is from Christina Hodson. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.

Knight, the son of Nike founder Phil Knight, is also president and CEO of Laika. Based out of Portland, the animation house was founded about 11 years ago and since then has created high-quality and beautifully created features including The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline. Along with Kubo, Boxtrolls was also nominated for an Oscar.
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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 09:03:14 PM »
Damn, now I just want Laika to make a stop-motion animated Transformers movie.

I'm glad they got a good director and all. But we saw with Peter Berg's Battleship that otherwise good directors are shit when they are influenced by Michael Bay.
And unless they are going to change the design of Bumblebee so that he doesn't look like a pile of garbage in a washing machine, it's still going to be unwatchable.



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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 10:31:18 PM »
Shockingly, Michael Bay had absolutely nothing to do with Battleship.


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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 11:23:13 PM »
Doesn't that spoil the next film which had Prime attacking Bumblebee in the trailer?

I'm surprised it took this long for a spin off.


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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 12:42:57 AM »
It could be a prequel.


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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 06:49:43 AM »
Shockingly, Michael Bay had absolutely nothing to do with Battleship.
Yes, but Berg was clearly trying to ape Bay's style.



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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 08:35:17 AM »
At least maybe he won't talk through his radio this time.
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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 07:14:50 PM »
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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 11:44:01 PM »
I've been seeing the trailers for this.  Still trying to decide if it's worth my time enough to go there on one of my free tickets.  I mean, I saw AXL, which was practically the same movie.
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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 07:09:46 AM »
The robot design in this is better. But it still has a lot more moving parts than it needs to, which makes action scenes difficult to tell what is going on. And as an engineer it bugs me because exposed moving parts are a terrible idea for a robot intended for fighting.



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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2018, 08:43:00 AM »
The robot design in this is better. But it still has a lot more moving parts than it needs to, which makes action scenes difficult to tell what is going on. And as an engineer it bugs me because exposed moving parts are a terrible idea for a robot intended for fighting.
At least it seems to be shot better.


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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2018, 08:50:27 AM »
Yeah, I was going to see it no matter what because I don't want them to take away my Transformers Superfan Card, but the retro designs make me at least a little bit cautiously optimistic? Like if they wanted to use these spinoffs to just quietly retcon all of Bay's design decisions, I'd be OK with that.


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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2018, 09:20:41 AM »
Yeah, I was going to see it no matter what because I don't want them to take away my Transformers Superfan Card, but the retro designs make me at least a little bit cautiously optimistic? Like if they wanted to use these spinoffs to just quietly retcon all of Bay's design decisions, I'd be OK with that.
I kinda like how they're a compromise between the Bay ones and the originals.


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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2018, 09:58:45 AM »
but... where's shia? ???
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Re: Bumblebee
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2018, 12:48:32 PM »
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