Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cinema – comes the news that the seventh Transformers movie is officially on the way.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has kicked-off production and it’s set for a 2022 release date. This time around, Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) will direct the mayhem, which will once again be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy and originating director Michael Bay.
Cast for the unnecessary franchise entry includes the announced Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback – but expect some big names to sign-on in order to secure a few mortgage payments.
Readers of Movies In Focus will know that I’m no lover of the Transformers franchise – I believe that the films are a perfect example of everything wrong with Hollywood blockbusters – and I don’t think that this new entry is going to change that. It’s hard to believe that Steven Spielberg is an Executive Producer.
Returning to the action and spectacle that first captured moviegoers around the world 14 years ago with the original Transformers, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in cinemas Summer 2022.