The Transformers movie universe is in rapid expansion, following diminishing returns for Transformers: Age of Extinction and this year's Transformers: The Last Knight. One project that fan are particularly excited for is Bumblebee, a prequel film that will be set in the 1980s, and adapt elements of the "G1 Era" cartoon from the '80s into live-action.
Today brought a flood of new details about the Bumblebee movie, such as WWE superstar John Cena joining the cast. We also learned that Bumblebee is currently in production, and has a release date of December 21, 2018.
As for plot details, a new press release from Paramount Pictures reveals more about the story for Bumblebee movie, which you can read below:
SYNOPSIS: 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.
In addition to the story premise, here is the full cast list for Bumblebee:
Directed by Travis Knight ("KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS," "CORALINE"), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld ("EDGE OF SEVENTEEN"), Pamela Adlon ("BETTER THINGS,""LOUIE"), John Cena ("DADDY'S HOME 2," "TRAINWRECK"), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central's "BROAD CITY"), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ("SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING"), Jason Drucker ("DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL"), Kenneth Choi ("AMERICAN CRIME STORY"), Ricardo Hoyos ("DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS"), Abby Quinn ("LANDLINE," "THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT"), Rachel Crow ("DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN"), and Grace Dzienny ("ZOO").
As stated, Bumblebee begins production today, for release on December 21, 2018.
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