The film studio behind the successful Transformers franchise are looking to transform and roll out.
Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has hired Akiva Goldsman in an effort to fast-track development of future Transformers films, both in sequels for the main film as well as undetermined spin-offs. The last film, Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014, garnered nearly $1.1 billion for the studio and earned $250 million in net profits despite the high salaries for director Michael Bay and actor Mark Wahlberg, in addition to the special effect budget.
Paramount's plan, according to Deadline, is for Goldsman to head up a "writer's room" of creative minds to create and develop ideas for "a potential multi-part Transformers sequel" as well as potential spin-offs from the Hasbro toys.
Deadline states that Bay is up to direct a fifth Transformers film with hopes to begin after he completes his next film 13 Hours.