Travis Knight's Bumblebee Will Be Different from Michael Bay's Transformers Movies

Posted 2017/12/28 0 0

According to Knight, the film will focus on a small slice of the expansive universe Bay created.


Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight was tapped to oversee Bumblebee: The Movie earlier this year and for sure it is hard for him to fill the big shoes and meet the expectations.  Not many story details have been released for the Transformers spin-off, the only things we know for sure is that the movie will place Bumblebee in the starring role this time, opposite Hailee Steinfeld. Optimus Prime is rumored to make an appearance too, but that’s where the similarities end.

In an interview with Empire, Knight stated that the goal was to focus on a smaller part of the series’ universe. Previously comparing his film to The Iron Giant, it’s clear that Knight wants to breathe some variety to the franchise.

“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, humor and heart, I wanted to bring to the Transformers franchise.”

Michael Bay has helmed every Transformers movie since the property made the jump to live action in 2007, but soon we'll see how Travis Knight handles the robots in disguise. Travis Knight has his work cut out for him but it already looks like he's on the right page and has already made something that will be wildly different than anything that Michael Bay has ever done. However, it will be interesting to see some character development from a Volkswagen Beetle that transforms into a giant robot with his 18-year old high school mechanic friend. Filming has recently wrapped for the project and it's currently in post-production, where Knight plans to make an emotional story with live-action acting and a mixture of CGI. The Bumblebee movie hits theaters on December 21st, 2018, so Travis Knight still has plenty of time to craft his story. You can read more about how Travis Knight looks to distinguish the Bumblebee movie from Michael Bay's Transformers franchise via Cinemablend.