Date: 1st June 2017
Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to star in Paramount’s "Bumblebee," the first spin-off in the newly created "Transformers" universe for the studio.
Laika CEO Travis Knight will be making his directorial debut on the pic.
While plot details are still unknown, the story will focus on the popular character who has appeared in all of Michael Bay’s "Transformers" films. Details behind Steinfeld’s character are also being kept under wraps.
Bay, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis, and Steven Spielberg are producing. Christina Hodson penned the script after joining the "Transformers" writers’ room last year, where the studio began fleshing out ideas for other movies contained in the "Transformers" universe, but not necessarily set along the franchise timeline.
Source: Press Release