New Synopsis Released For Director Travis Knight's BUMBLEBEE
I'm not a fan of the Transformers film franchise, but I believe that there's a good chance this Bumblebee spinoff movie will actually be good. There's a talented team of individuals that are developing this movie and the fact that it's being directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) is a huge plus.
Today we bring you a new high-resolution photo from the film and a synopsis that offers some additional details:
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.
Director Travis Knight also previously made some encouraging statements about the film. One of the main things is he's looking to scale back and put more of a focus on the story and characters. One thing that he is hoping to bring to the Transformers franchise is heart and humor:
"I wanted to approach this massive, expansive franchise and really focus in on a tiny corner of the canvas. Everything I've tried to do at Laika, searching for an artful blend of darkness and light, intensity and warmth, humour and heart, I wanted to bring to the Transformers franchise.
"At its core it's just a beautiful love story between two broken souls who find each other and heal each other. I grew up loving those classic Spielbergian Amblin films. And we're trying to evoke that kind of emotion in this movie, fusing a rich coming-of-age story with some sci-fi insanity."
The movie also stars John Cena (Ferdinand), John Ortiz (Kong: Skull Island), and Kenneth Choi (Spider-Man: Homecoming).
Bumblebee opens December 21, 2018.