"Transformers" is among the most successful franchises to hit the big screens. Hasbro announced that several "Transformers" sequels are coming. At the time, fans are looking forward to "Transformers 5."
What's the latest reports with "Transformers 5?"
The "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was initially among the group of writers that Akiva Goldsman formed to scribe the future "Transformers" sequels. The writers room also includes the "Punisher: War Zone" scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, "The Incredible Hulk" screenwriter Zak Penn and "Lost" writer Jeff Pinker.
In an interview with Collider Kirkman disclosed how he joined the writing team and why he opted to discontinue his involvement in the "Transformers" franchise.
Kirkman revealed that he is a fan of "Transformers" and he became part of the writing team after a casual lunch meeting with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, one of the "Transformers" creators. Di Bonaventura optioned his comic "Invincible." Unfortunately, despite his love for "Transformers," Kirkman is no longer part of the franchise.
"I have to say, I was only in that room for a day before I found out that I was having my throat surgery that kept me out of Comic Con," Kirkman said.
Although his involvement in the "Transformers'" writers room is short, he revealed something that he knows regarding "Transformers 5."
"I have heard from the people that are in that room there are a lot of amazing Transformers things coming, and I'm very happy as a fan to see what comes from that."
Meanwhile, Deadline reported that "Transformers 5" would be filming in Michigan with tax incentives. The Michigan officials believe that restructuring "Transformers 5" will save Great Lakes State $21M it will also speed up the production of the upcoming sequels.
"Michigan has been so welcoming of Michael Bay and the Transformers movies over the years, and we are thrilled to be returning for this next incredible installment," said Lee Rosenthal, president of Physical Production at Paramount Pictures.
There is no date as to when the filming of "Transformers 5" will begin. But shooting is expected to start this summer.
"Transformers 5" is slated for a 2017 release.
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