Harley Quinn Movie & Bumblebee Spin-off Screenwriter News

Seems there’s a hot new voice in the tentpole screenwriting universe, and her name is Christina Hodson. Deadline reported earlier today that Hodson has cracked Paramount‘s Bumblebee spin-off movie, and TheWrap later revealed that she will also pen Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films’ Birds of Prey, a.k.a. the Harley Quinn movie.

First up is Bumblebee, on which Hodson was a late addition to the writer’s room setup to develop a universe of films surrounding the highly-lucrative Transformers franchise. The script for the first spin-off movie will go out to directors soon for a planned June 8, 2018 release.

Next up is the Birds of Prey movie, which will not be so much a Harley Quinn solo film but more of an ensemble of female heroes and villains within the DC universe. Margot Robbie is set to reprise her Suicide Squad role and co-produce.

Besides the Naomi Watts horror thriller Shut In, which opens today, Hodson also has the female-oriented thriller Unforgettable, starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl and opening in April of 2017.