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Paramount's 'Transformers' Brain Trust Enlists Two Women Writers

The brain trust for Paramount Pictures' planned "Transformers" cinematic universe has grown by two, with Deadline reporting the addition of the group's first female writers: Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer.

Revealed in March and overseen by producer Akiva Goldsman, the franchise's "writers' room" is designed to develop new ideas for "Transformers" prequels, sequels and spinoffs, and then write them. There are already rumors about an origin story set on Cybertron, and a solo movie starring fan favorite Bumblebee.

Hodson, who wrote "Shut In," was hired just last month by Warner Bros. to tackle a new "Fugitive" movie, while Beer's upcoming projects include Disney's "Dig" and a reimagining of "The Wizard of Oz."

They join a group that already includes Robert Kirkman ("The Walking Dead"), Zak Penn ("Pacific Rim"), Jeff Pinkner ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Fringe"), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway ("Iron Man"), and Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari ("Ant-Man").

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