'Transformers' Writers' Room Announces Goldsman's 'Transformers 5,' Animated Film & More

The "Transformers" brain trust has officially concluded and the results are in. Akiva Goldsman will pen the script for Michael Bay's "Transformers 5" starring Mark Wahlberg while "Ant-Man" scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari will concoct an animated feature about Cybertron's origin.

According to Deadline, no other films were announced, though something from the other writers' room members could show up somewhere down the line, as Steven Spielberg saw potential in five of the nine treatments.

The "Transformers" brain trust also includes Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”), Zak Penn (“Pacific Rim”), Jeff Pinkner (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Fringe”), Christina Hodson (“Shut In”), Lindsey Beer (Disney’s “Dig”), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (“Iron Man”), Ken Nolan (“Black Hawk Down"), Geneva Robertson (“Hibernation”) and Steven S. DeKnight ("Daredevil"). According to an earlier statement from Goldsman, each writer in attendance was assigned a movie treatment following their first meeting. Those treatments were then be submitted for approval to Paramount, Bay, Spielberg, Hasbro and the producers, after which the writers began to work on their first scripts. Goldsman oversaw the project.

From here, Goldsman will gather ideas from the brain trust project and utilize them in his "Transformers 5" script with the hopes of expanding on the ideas later on. Additionally, the report adds that the project was considered a success by the writers, Bay and Spielberg.

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