First Plot Summary Revealed For The Transformers Bumblebee Movie

A new Tranformers movie will be out next year starring Bumblebee as the main character. Unlike the previous movies, Bumblebee will look more like his G1 counterpart thanks to the film being set in the year of 1987.

Paramount Pictures has now revealed via a press release the first official plot details for the film. It sounds similar to the first Transformers film from 2007 when the character first met Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf).



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.

As you can see from the photo, Steinfeld wears an '80s hairstyle while Bumblebee is not a fancy Camaro like in the live action films.

The movie is likely going to look and feel different from the previous films since it's not being directed by the explosive Michael Bay.

The film is instead going to be directed by Travis Knight who also helmed 'Kubo and the Two Strings'.

Kubo and the Two Strings was nominated for an Academy Award, so Knight is a decent director in his own right despite having limited experience with directing big budget blockbusters.

Aside from Steinfeld, the other recognizable cast member in the film is WWE's John Cena. Cena is slowly following in the footsteps of Dave Bautista and The Rock by starring in many big Hollywood movies.

The spinoff will be out in North America on December 21st, 2018. Fans might be interested in checking the movie out because it's the first live action Transformers film not be directed by Michael Bay.

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