‘Transformers’: Animated Prequel In Development With ‘Toy Story 4’ Director
The Transformers film series is one of the highest grossing franchises of all time. Two of its six films have grossed over $2 billion worldwide and fans all over the world have clamored for more from the ongoing battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. As first reported by Deadline, Paramount Pictures is actively developing an animated film set before the events of the main series with Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley attached to helm the project.
Fresh off his win for Best Animated Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, Cooley will develop the film alongside screenwriters Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man and the Wasp). The animated film will serve as a prequel and reportedly take place on the Cybertron. Moreover, the story will focus on the complicated relationship between Megatron and Optimus Prime.
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With the studio choosing the animated route for the film, it is likely to focus solely on the Transformers themselves. While the six live-action films have intertwined people with the events of the alien robot, the seventh film will detail the war before it left Cybertron.
No actors are currently attached to voice the characters. However, Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving have returned to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron several times in the past. Additionally, whether the film will hit theaters or a streaming service is unknown.
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