“Ant-Man’s” Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari have joined the “writers’ room” for Paramount Pictures’ expanded “Transformers” universe, which reportedly includes plans for an origin film set on Cybertron.
Deadline contends the idea for that movie, which bears the working title “Transformers One,” originated with Hasbro. Although there apparently had been talk of that being an animated feature, live-action seems more likely.
Overseen by producer Akiva Goldsman, the writers’ room was revealed in March as a creative brain trust to develop a cohesive cinematic universe of sequels and spinoffs. “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, “X-Men: The Last Stand” writer Zak Penn, “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, and “Fringe” veteran Jeff Pinker were announced last week as the first members of the team.
Barrer and Ferrari were hired by Marvel as production writers for “Ant-Man,” working on the set to polish the script following the departure of original director and co-writer Edgar Wright.
Directed by Michael Bay, the four “Transformers” movies have grossed more than $3.7 billion worldwide.
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