Omega Underground has come across a new casting call for Paramount’s Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (yes, this is the title they’re going with) prequel said to be set in the 1980s and the working production title of the film will indeed be Brighton Falls.
The film will be directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and The Two Strings) with it’s cast consisting of Hailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Rachel Crow is also said to be in talks for a role according to TheTrackingBoard.
Production is said to begin on July 31st, 2017 with shooting taking place in L.A. and Northern California/San Francisco.
The start date just happens to be the same date as the release of the animated film Iron Giant back in 1999. Bumblebee is said to be taking inspiration from the film as producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura hinted to Collider back in June.
“There are dramatically less Transformers. We hired purposefully Travis Knight, who is a very distinct filmmaker. You can’t compete with Michael, you’re gonna lose. And also I think the audience wants something different all the time, let’s keep them interested. They’re gonna get a very emotionally complex story, a very tight story in terms of its location and in terms of its storytelling. In fact it reminds me a little bit of ‘Iron Giant’ years ago when I did that movie at Warner Bros. It just reminds me a little bit of that where it was very contained and yet it didn’t feel small.”
Bumblebee is set for release on June 8th, 2018.
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