Deadline brings word today that Paramount Pictures is hoping to emulate Lucasfilm’s plans for “Star Wars” with the development of spin-off films to their hit “Transformers” franchise. I Am Legend writer Akiva Goldsman will work with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to create a “writer’s room,” the goal of which will be to develop ideas for a “multi-part Transformers sequel” and “potential spin-off films.”
The site reports that Goldsman won’t script any of the films but instead will provide oversight. He’ll find screenwriters and develop the movies they will write. They also note that despite director Michael Bay currently working on his Benghazi drama 13 Hours, he hopes to have the plans ready for a new film so that it can move forward soon after production on that film has completed.
When asked about coming back for more, Mark Wahlberg, who starred in the most recent entry Transformers: Age of Extinction, previously said: “Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more. I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on set soon.”
“Age of Extinction” went on to gross over $1 billion at the global box office with all four films combined grossing over $3.7 billion.