The Bumblebee movie has released a lot of news in one day with casting, release date, and a return to a simpler driving experience.
A press release from Paramount announced today the Transformers Bumblebee spinoff movie began principal photography and will shoot entirely in California. The movie will take place in 1987 with the Autobot scout on the run, hurt, and alone. Taking refuge in a junkyard he is discovered by a young girl named Charlie played by Hailee Steinfeld. She helps repair him and befriends the yellow VW bug who is more than meets the eye. Back up for a second, Volkswagen Beetle? Yes guys the bee is returning to his form that he was first introduced to us in. Now I fully expect at some point he’ll become a newer version of the bot we saw in the first Transformers movie. But for now I can’t wait to see an old school Bumblebee on screen.
Also joining the cast will be WWE Superstar John Cena who also announced it on Twitter.
Now this is all we’ve got so far but you can be sure we’ll be getting more out to you guys as it becomes available. Bumblebee will be directed Travis Knight (“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS,” “CORALINE”), Hailee Steinfeld (“EDGE OF SEVENTEEN”), Pamela Adlon (“BETTER THINGS,””LOUIE”), John Cena (“DADDY’S HOME 2,” “TRAINWRECK”), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s “BROAD CITY”), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”), Jason Drucker (“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL”), Kenneth Choi (“AMERICAN CRIME STORY”), Ricardo Hoyos (“DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS”), Abby Quinn (“LANDLINE,” “THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT”), Rachel Crow (“DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN”), and Grace Dzienny (“ZOO”). The movie will release December 21st, 2018.
-Jason The X