After a few critical duds from their Transformers films, Paramount made an interesting decision to try and increase the vision and quality of their movies by creating a writers room. While they did succeed in laying out a few more films with this method, it didn’t seem to do them very well with Transformers: The Last Knight, which continued the franchise’s trend of terrible reviews, but also marked a new low in terms of box office performance, taking in only $605 million worldwide.
Though while the writers room may not have seemed to help too much in the grand scheme of things, it sounds like it’s done enough for Paramount and former writers room head Akiva Goldsman to give it another shot.
According to The Tracking Board, Paramount is hoping to start a new film franchise based on the “Ologies” YA book series that consists of novels like Monsterology, Dragonology, etc.
Goldsman will once again be overseeing this writers room, and it looks like there are a number of great talents that will be joining him. Folks who will be in charge of plotting out the series alongside Goldsman are:
Jeff Pinkner (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Michael Chabon (author of The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay)
Linsey Beer (Kingkiller Chronicle)
Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther)
Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel)
Christina Hodson (Bumblebee)
Without a doubt, these are some great talents, but we’ll have to see whether not it bears fruit. As stated above, the Transformers work didn’t do them a lot of good, but that also could have had everything to do with Michael Bay coming in the director’s chair immediately after. Perhaps with a newer franchise like this, their storylines will be allowed to exist as conceived, but then again, we don’t know who the director is just yet.
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SOURCE: The Tracking Board