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BUMBLEBEE

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'Transformers 6' Will Be a Lower-Cost 'Bumblebee' Spinoff

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"There are characters in the 'Transformers' universe that can be and should be made into their own movies," Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey told THR.

Move over, Deadpool. The latest franchise star to earn a spinoff is Transformers daredevil Autobot Bumblebee.

Paramount will sandwich a Bumblebee movie between its next two Transformers pics. The three films will roll out in successive summers beginning with a Michael Bay-helmed Transformers 5 on June 23, 2017, followed by the Bumblebee spinoff June 8, 2018. Another stand-alone will arrive June 28, 2019.

The studio announced the dates for the three movies Feb. 12 but was vague about whether or not the trio would include a spinoff, simply calling the films Transformers 5, 6 and 7.

“There are characters in the Transformers universe that can be and should be made into their own movies,” Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey told The Hollywood Reporter. “We will make the first movie with Michael and go right into a Bumblebee movie, which will be at a lower cost.”

Considering the Transformers franchise has spawned $3.8 billion in worldwide box office since 2007, it should come as no surprise that Paramount is looking to pick up the pace on its robot juggernaut.

After all, Disney’s Star Wars template is bringing The Force to the multiplex every year, with episodes in 2015, 2017 and 2019 separated by spinoff Rogue One in December and a Han Solo film in 2018. Marvel and DC are mixing stand-alone superhero movies with team-ups as well.

With Bay promising that Transformers 5 will be his last, the studio will look to land a cheaper director for the Bumblebee spinoff. Though the compact yellow bot isn’t the lead Transformer — that distinction belongs to Optimus Prime — Bumblebee arguably is the favorite among toy enthusiasts.

“We’ve brought in a pretty strong writing staff run by Akiva Goldsman, and they have put together eight or nine interesting stories,” said Grey. “So, between that group and Steven Spielberg’s guidance on a story level, these characters are a big business for us to pursue.”

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  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    “TRANSFORMERS” SPINOFF “BUMBLEBEE” REVEALS FIRST IMAGE
    via press release

    Paramount Pictures has revealed the first-look image of the action-adventure Bumblebee, the first spinoff of the Transformers franchise. The film is directed by Travis Knight and stars Hailee Steinfeld.


    Check out the photo below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas soon.


    BUMBLEBEE_-_First_Look.jpg

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.


    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.


    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Daddy's Home 2, Trainwreck), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).


    Bumblebee is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
  • MasterVaderMasterVader 신진해 ✭✭✭
    Good actress, good director.

    But are audiences still interested and invested in the Transformers franchise after consecutive horrible films by Michael Bay?
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    edited June 2018

    FIRST TRAILER TO "TRANSFORMERS" SPINOFF SHOWS THE ORIGINS OF “BUMBLEBEE”

    Every adventure has a beginning. Watch the official teaser trailer for Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure Bumblebee, from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.



     


    Check out the trailer below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas January 2019.


     

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

     

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

     

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

     

    Bumblebee is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/

  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member ✭✭✭
    Image result for bumble bee movie leak toy

    calling transformer collectors.


    Image result for disney herbie yellow
    reminds you of Herbie, the Love Bug.

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    TRANSFORMER MEETS GIRL IN NEW “BUMBLEBEE” POSTER

    Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the brand new poster for its upcoming action-adventure Bumblebee, from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

    Check out the poster below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas January 2019.


    Bumblebee is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/


    About Bumblebee

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    NEW “BUMBLEBEE” TRAILER HIGHLIGHTS INCREDIBLE FRIENDSHIP



    “One friendship can change everything.” Watch the brand new trailer for Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure Bumblebee, from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

     

    Check out the trailer below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas January 2019.


    Bumblebee is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/


    About Bumblebee

     

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

     

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

     

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    “BUMBLEBEE” UNVEILS ‘80s INSPIRED POSTER, 

    CONFIRMS JAN 8 PH OPENING


    Paramount Pictures has just unveiled a new, ‘80s-inspired one-sheet art for its upcoming action-adventure Bumblebee, from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

    The poster also contains Bumblebee’s release date in the Philippines, which is revealed for the first time as January 8, 2019. Check out the one-sheet art below.





    Bumblebee is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ 

     

     

    About Bumblebee

     

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

     

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

     

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

  • Outlander38Outlander38 Member ✭✭✭
    Another movie poster with Hailee and Bumblebee:



  • GL2814.5GL2814.5 GL Mini-wog ✭✭✭
    Good actress, good director.

    But are audiences still interested and invested in the Transformers franchise after consecutive horrible films by Michael Bay?
    The fact that this film is NOT directed by Michael Bay will be enough to attract the audience.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    Experience the beginning of an adventure. In PH Cinemas - January 8



  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    THE DECEPTICON TRIPLE CHANGERS

     IN NEW “BUMBLEBEE” FEATURETTE





    Dropkick and shatter! Take a closer look at the Decepticon Triple Changers in a newly-released featurette for Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

     

    The Decepticon Triple Changers add something fresh and new to the live action Transformers Universe that’s guaranteed to ignite the core and youngerfans.

     

    Check out the featurette below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas Tuesday, January 8.




    About Bumblebee

     

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

     

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

     

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF “BUMBLEBEE” ON EARTH
    IN NEW ADVENTURE FILM

    In the more than 12 years since the first Transformers film commenced shooting in White Sands, New Mexico, the straightforward idea of turning a popular toy into a movie has surprised even its creators by growing into a worldwide phenomenon with box office receipts totaling $4.3 billion. With Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure Bumblebee, the saga enters new territory with a story as emotionally resonant as it is action-packed.

    Check out a new Spot below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas Tuesday, January 8.


    As the film begins, audiences get their first glimpse of the Bumblebee of Cybertron lore. Known as B-127, the bright yellow transformer is a fierce warrior who has fought in a centuries-long conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons. When all seems lost for the Autobots, B-127 is dispatched to Earth with a mission: Protect the planet and its inhabitants in the hope of establishing a refuge for his comrades.

     

    His arrival is complicated when two Decepticons, Shatter and Dropkick, follow him and launch an attack that endangers Earth’s inhabitants, and an American military team decides, understandably, that the alien species is a threat to mankind. Bumblebee attempts to hide from his pursuers disguised as a dilapidated yellow Volkswagen Beetle, but when a teenaged girl named Charlie decides to restore the vehicle, she inadvertently discovers his true identity.

     

    Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura describes the film as an origin story. “This is Bumblebee’s origin story on earth. Since the movie predates the Bay chronology we had the opportunity to do a deeper dive into his character, giving the audience even more reason to fall in love with him. He effectively creates a brand new story through his relationship with Charlie. It becomes a rite of passage story for both of them,” he explains.

     

    When Screenwriter Christina Hodson first fleshed out her original take on Bumblebee, the filmmakers were attracted by her vision, Hodson envisioned a smaller, more family-friendly Transformers film with an emotional story at its core.

     

    The producers were intrigued by the concept of a “kinder, gentler” Transformers story that incorporates a more emotional, humanized version of the bots. Christina convinced us to take a leap of faith and make a different kind of film than we had before,” says di Bonaventura. “The audience has always wanted to know more about who the Transformers are, and her story allowed us to develop the characters and tell a more intimate story. We let the audience get to know a Transformer in a way they never have before.”

     

    Hodson’s first draft, completed in the fall of 2016, was an emotionally centered story around Hailee Steinfeld’s character Charlie and Bumblebee, “I love seeing girls going on adventures,” Hodson says. “And I wanted to create a female character who didn’t fit into typical boxes. I think one of the things that makes Charlie feel like an outsider is that she isn’t just one thing. She’s a bit nerd, a bit tomboy and a bit athlete. It is absolutely full of Transformers-style thrills and adrenaline and adventure and fun, but has a lot of heart, too.”

     

    The idea of focusing on one specific character was also greeted enthusiastically at Hasbro, creators of the original Transformers. Brian Goldner, the company’s CEO and an executive producer of the film, was delighted to read a script that addressed the “inner life” of Bumblebee.

     

    “We at Hasbro are guardians of the Transformers lore, so we particularly appreciate the way Charlie brings him to life in a whole new way that still connects directly to what fans know and love about Bumblebee.”

     

    “Bumblebee was the perfect choice, he is a fan favorite and probably the most human-like autobot. Bumblebee is heartfelt, has a youthful exuberance and is a multi-layered character,” explains di Bonaventura.

     

    Goldner also endorses the idea of setting the film in the 1980s, when the first Transformers toy line, animated television series and comic books took the world by storm. “Setting the story within that vibrant decade is a wonderful tip of the hat to the talented creators of those characters,” he concudes.

     

    Bumblebee is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ and use the hashtag #BumblebeeMovie.

     

     

    About Bumblebee

     

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

     

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

     

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

     

  • AquamanAquaman Member ✭✭✭

    He could have been a Camaro the whole time ha ha ha!!

    Love the 80s music.

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    JOHN CENA IS A MAN ON A MISSION IN “BUMBLEBEE”

     



    World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar John Cena, best known outside the wrestling ring for his roles in the hit comedies Blockers andTrainwreck, brings the right balance of toughness and empathy to his Bumblebee character, Agent Jack Burns.

    In the most critically acclaimed film in the Transformers franchise so far, Cena plays a high-ranking military officer in Sector 7, a top-secret government agency that deals with extraterrestrial technology and threats. He will stop at nothing to bring Bumblebee — or B-127 as he knows him — to justice for his perceived crimes.

    “John was something of a revelation for me,” says director Travis Knight. “He is a terrific actor. I knew he was great with comedy, but this role calls for something different. His physical presence is undeniable, but he needed to show that he has empathy and heart as well.”

    Like his character Agent Burns, Cena puts maximum effort behind everything he does, including coming up with a backstory for his character. According to the actor, Burns is a lone-wolf military professional who came up through the ranks. “He will complete his mission at all cost and he brings a whole hell of a lot of equipment to do it,” says Cena.

    Burns believes he is fighting for the good of the nation and the world, the actor adds, but sometimes his ideology is so narrow that he doesn’t see everything going on around him. “I’ve always wanted to show a little more dimension and play a conflicted character,” says Cena. “What’s fun about doing a prequel is that we get to delve into the unanswered questions from the earlier movies. This takes place years before Sector 7 has become the established institution it is when we meet Agent Simmons in the first film. It was highly classified then, so you can only imagine how secretive it is 20 years earlier.”

    Cena says the chance to fly in a military helicopter, ride with a precision stunt driver, and act with explosions going on all around him made him feel like a kid again. “I’m still a 13-year-old deep down,” he confesses. “Driving through the forest in a Humvee at full speed, skidding on roads six feet wide, looking down a cliff face from the shotgun seat, it was great. I always knew I was in good hands.”

    The actor was also thrilled to work side by side with veteran military personnel hired to portray Sector 7 troops. “Going the extra mile to give the moviegoer a period-correct experience with people who have actually done this for a living is intrinsically good for the movie,” he concludes. “And on a personal note, it was absolutely stellar to have veterans on set.”



    In Philippine cinemas Tuesday, January 8, Bumblebee is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ and use the hashtag #BumblebeeMovie.

    About Bumblebee

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    “BUMBLEBEE” ACCLAIMED BY U.S. CRITICS AS BEST TRANSFORMERS MOVIE EVER


    Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure Bumblebee has been hailed by US critics as “best Transformers movie ever,” boasting a certified fresh 93% in Rotten Tomatoes’ scale.  This thanks to director Travis Knight who’s added charm, playfulness and a big heart to a coming-of-age story.

     

    Check out the film’s new Spot below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas Tuesday, January 8.

     


    A producer, director and animator, Knight’s 2016 film, Kubo and the Two Strings, had won multiple awards, including a BAFTA for Best Animated Feature Film, and nominations for a slew of others, among them two Oscars® and a Golden Globe®.

    “Travis is a very skilled filmmaker,” says producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “When you look at Kubo and the Two Strings you see original story telling and visual execution that make it a stand out film, that’s what we wanted for Bumblebee.”

    More than anything, the project required someone with an original vision and the confidence to back it up, explains producer Mark Vahradian. “Taking a franchise in another direction after it’s been successful for more than a decade can be daunting, but Travis wasn’t afraid of the challenge.”

    Knight’s experience leading his company to the top echelon of animated filmmaking was an important element in the decision as well, says di Bonaventura, who compares directing a big-budget movie to running a successful corporation. “Travis has such a calm and confident demeanor that it makes you feel assured,” the producer says. “And these movies aren’t easy to wrangle. You face inevitable storms. He had what it takes to handle it all. He also understood the exact direction and emotion we wanted from the script.”

    Knight remembers playing with Transformers action figures as a child in the 1980s. An avid fan of the animated television series, he is also a devotee of classic motion pictures of the era, including Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the films of John Hughes. “The titans of ’80s cinema approached adolescence with great sensitivity, warmth and humor,” the director says. “It’s a universal struggle we all go through, whether to fit in and seek acceptance or to stand out and forge one’s own identity. All these moments, sometimes conflicting, merge into the swirling roil of adolescence.”

    Knight was especially excited to enter the expansive world of the Transformers and focus on a tiny corner of that universe to tell a more intimate, character-driven and emotional story. “At Laika, we try to find an artful balance between darkness and light, intensity and warmth, humor and heart. The idea of bringing that philosophy to this franchise was really exciting to me.”

    Bumblebee is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ and use the hashtag #BumblebeeMovie.

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    HAILEE STEINFELD BEFRIENDS, PROTECTS “BUMBLEBEE” IN COMING-OF-AGE STORY

     



    In Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure Bumblebee, which has been hailed by US critics as the “best Transformers movie ever,” Oscar®-nominated Filipino actress Hailee Steinfeld plays Charlie, the prequel’s lonely and somewhat lost protagonist who forms a special bond with Bumblebee/B-127 (voiced by Dylan O’Brien).

    For the pivotal role of Charlie, the filmmakers looked for someone who could not only carry a massive global action franchise, but also a skilled performer who could connect with the audience on an emotional level. Steinfeld was their first choice, says producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “Our goal was to create a hero,” he shares. “So we needed an actor who could make the transition from who Charlie is at the beginning of the film to who she becomes. We knew Hailee would be magical.”

    Director Travis Knight adds, “If you find the right actor, a good portion of your job is done. Our leading lady can do absolutely anything. She makes you laugh, she lifts your spirits, she breaks your heart. There is always so much happening behind her eyes.”

    Steinfeld, who received an Oscar® nomination for her breakout role in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit at the age of 14, was astounded by the reaction on social media and fan sites when the studio announced her involvement. “I saw how huge the fan base is and realized what an honor it is to be part of this world,” she says. “It truly feels like we made something special. I’m excited for fans as well as newcomers to the franchise to see the movie.”

    Most of Steinfeld’s scenes involve Charlie and the computer-generated Bumblebee interacting, which presented a unique situation for an actor. To prepare, Steinfeld watched the previous films in the franchise, concentrating on the original and paying close attention to conversations between the robots and humans. “I had more screen time with the robot than with the people in the film,” she notes. “Acting against nothing was the massive challenge. But Travis’ vision was so clear from day one. He has a gift for being able to translate the imagery he has in his head to the screen.”

    Still suffering from the pain and anger of losing a parent, and feeling that the rest of her family has moved on, Charlie finds solace in the garage working on her father’s 1959 Corvette. She and her father bonded during their hours together tinkering with old cars and listening to his favorite music. “Her dad was her best friend,” Steinfeld explains. “When she lost him, she lost part of herself. When she finds that missing piece, it happens to be a robot she names Bumblebee.”

    According to di Bonaventura, one thing the franchise has never attempted to do before is allow a Transformer to become a fully developed character. “Traditionally, they’re archetypes. This is an attempt to allow the audience to get to know one in a way they never have before.”

    Steinfeld was happy to be a part of bringing a new dimension to the character. “There’s nothing not to love about Bumblebee,” she says. “He has so much heart, but he’s also a strong warrior. He’s a protector who would do anything for Charlie. In my imagination, I’ve built my own relationship with this robot that doesn’t exist, which is really special.”

    In Philippine cinemas Tuesday, January 8, Bumblebee is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ and use the hashtag #BumblebeeMovie.


    About Bumblebee

    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

    Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

    Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

  • pabziclespabzicles Member
    edited January 7
    To all who is going to watch Bumblebee I would love to hear your thoughts about it. Most especially if you treat it as a prequel, reboot or a retcon. 


  • GL2814.5GL2814.5 GL Mini-wog ✭✭✭
    About the triple-changers, why do they have to go through all their alt-modes in transforming?

    Like, from jet/chopper mode to car mode then to robot mode.
  • pabziclespabzicles Member
    edited January 9
    @GL2814.5

    i think it is more of a homage to hasbro's rare  Transformers triple changing robots/toys

  • stingray1059stingray1059 15 year pexer, break that! ✭✭✭
    nice movie.. awesome yung 1st 10 minutes.. great soundtrack. lakas maka 80's..


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