Paramount Pictures has made a blind script commitment to develop a new “Transformers” movie that has “Blue Beetle” director Angel Manuel Soto attached to direct, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
“The Defenders” showrunner Marco Ramirez is set to write the script.
Details about the project are being kept under wraps, and it is currently unknown who will produce. The new untitled “Transformers” movie will be developed apart from the main universe of current films that Paramount has been making since 2007.
Steven Caple Jr., the director of 2018’s “Creed II,” will direct the next installment in the “Transformers” franchise for Paramount and Hasbro Studios. The film currently has a targeted release date of June 24, 2022. Paramount is also in the works on an animated “Transformers” film that has “Toy Story 4” director Josh Cooley attached.
Ramirez’s credits include television shows such as FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” and Netflix’s “Daredevil.” He was also the co-showrunner and co-creator of Netflix’s Marvel series “The Defenders.”
Angel Manuel Soto made his feature directorial debut with 2015’s “La Granja,” which shed light on the tough realities facing the people of Puerto Rico, and went on to create groundbreaking narrative VR pieces like “Dinner Party” and “Bashir’s Dream.” More recently, Soto directed the Sundance 2020 darling “Charm City Kings,” which is now streaming on HBO Max.
As TheWrap first exclusively reported, Soto is currently attached to direct “Blue Beetle,” the first Latino superhero movie from DC Films and Warner Bros.
Ramirez is repped by UTA. Soto is repped by CAA and manager Jairo Alvarado at Redefine Entertainment.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.