News

Hailee Steinfeld in talks to star in a "Transformers" spinoff

By Nur Iman Syasya


Hailee Steinfeld starring as Nadine in the multi-nominated "The Edge of Seventeen".

1 Jun – Hailee Steinfeld is currently in negotiations to star in the first spinoff of Michael Bay's "Transformers" franchise.

According to Variety, Steinfeld might play the lead human character in "Bumblebee".

Bumblebee is the popular black and yellow Autobot in the "Transformers" series. A spinoff focused on him would be interesting to watch, since the character is known to not be able to speak properly, but that might just be what Steinfeld's character is for.

While plot details of the spinoff are still unknown, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the main human character, who might be played by Steinfeld, is a tomboy with an after school job as a mechanic.

In most teasers shown of the latest "Transformers" movie, "Transformers: The Last Knight", Bumblebee is always shown facing off against the former leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime.

The spinoff might take place after the events of "The Last Knight", where Bumblebee is wounded by Optimus Prime and meets a young human mechanic who can fix him up once more. The new character would be the third human to partner-up with Bumblebee, after Sam Witwicky and Cade Yeager.


The fan favourite bot of the "Transformers" franchise, Bumblebee is getting his own movie.

"Bumblebee" has already tapped Laika CEO Travis Knight – who previously directed the Oscar-nominated animation, "Kubo and the Two Strings" – to helm the project. Christina Hodson ("Shut In") wrote the script.

Paramount hopes that the movie will be the official start of a Transformers cinematic universe, with many more spinoffs, prequels and sequels to come.

Steinfeld debuted in the 2010 remake of "True Grit" and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She has been enjoying a singing career since she appeared in "Pitch Perfect 2" and has wrapped up the filming for "Pitch Perfect 3". Last year, she gained many award nominations for her performance in the teen drama, "The Edge of Seventeen".

"Bumblebee" is slated for a June 2018 release.

The next "Transformers" movie, "Transformers: The Last Knight" arrives in cinemas on 22 June while Steinfeld's next movie, "Pitch Perfect 3" opens near the end of this year on 21 December.

Cinema Online, 01 June 2017



Related Links:
The Transformers of "Transformers 4"
"Transformers 4" earns most Razzie nominations
"Transformers" expands franchise with spinoffs
"Transformers" gets animated spinoff
Michael Bay will direct "Transformers 5"
Bumblebee spin-off movie set for 2018
See the bots of "Transformers" in motion
Is "Transformers: The Last Knight" the best one yet?
John Cena joins the "Transformers" franchise




Latest News:

August 2017
Will Smith delays "Suicide Squad 2" production  (31 Aug 2017)
Taron Egerton's "Robin Hood" delayed (30 Aug 2017)
How "BvS", "Wonder Woman" link to "Justice League"  (29 Aug 2017)
Ed Skrein exits "Hellboy" reboot after controversy (29 Aug 2017)
"Moonlight" actor to lead "The Equalizer 2" (25 Aug 2017)
Jackie Chan says his "The Foreigner" role is very different  (25 Aug 2017)
Joker-Harley Quinn film is the next "Suicide Squad" spinoff (24 Aug 2017)
Morgan Freeman wins SAG Life Achievement Award (23 Aug 2017)
The Joker to get an origin movie! (23 Aug 2017)
"Deadpool" baddie cast in "Hellboy" reboot (22 Aug 2017)
"Shaft" sequel lands lead actor (21 Aug 2017)
Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film is in the making (18 Aug 2017)
Tom Cruise's injury halts "MI:6" production  (17 Aug 2017)
"Tomb Raider" writer to pen "Captain Marvel" script (16 Aug 2017)
Lionsgate to open its first theme park in Jeju (16 Aug 2017)
tonton brings its content to Brunei (15 Aug 2017)
"Deadpool 2" stunt driver killed on set  (15 Aug 2017)
Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible 6" stunt goes wrong! (14 Aug 2017)
Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Leonardo da Vinci biopic (14 Aug 2017)
"Chaos Walking" welcomes Nick Jonas on board (12 Aug 2017)
Arnold Schwarzenegger's role in "Terminator 6" revealed (11 Aug 2017)
Katie Holmes to star in "The Secret" (10 Aug 2017)
Riz Ahmed in talks to join Tom Hardy in "Venom" (10 Aug 2017)
Disney content bids Netflix adieu (09 Aug 2017)
Milla Jovovich to join "Hellboy" reboot lineup  (09 Aug 2017)
James Wan's "Malignant" gets a new director  (08 Aug 2017)
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation (07 Aug 2017)
"Guardians' Inferno" music video passes 1 million views (07 Aug 2017)
Live-action "Aladdin" introduces new character (07 Aug 2017)
"Ex Machina's" director's next movie set for 2018 (05 Aug 2017)
Vanity Fair releases Angelina Jolie transcript (04 Aug 2017)
Rowan Atkinson's "Johnny English 3" starts production (04 Aug 2017)
First trailer of Angelina Jolie's Cambodian movie is out (03 Aug 2017)
Hannah Quinlivan to star in first Hollywood movie with this big celeb! (02 Aug 2017)
"Hellboy" reboot adds "John Wick" actor (02 Aug 2017)
John Cena joins the "Transformers" franchise (01 Aug 2017)

July 2017
Angelina Jolie debunks casting controversy  (31 Jul 2017)
"Suicide Squad's" Ike Barinholtz breaks neck in a stunt (27 Jul 2017)
Henry Golding nabs another major Hollywood role (27 Jul 2017)
Daniel Craig may be back for "Bond 25" (26 Jul 2017)
Anne Hathaway to play "Barbie"? (25 Jul 2017)
Michelle Pfeiffer joins "Marvel's Ant-Man 2" (24 Jul 2017)
Doctor Doom movie in the making (21 Jul 2017)
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" gets fourth remake (20 Jul 2017)
World's biggest IMAX cinema opens in Seoul (19 Jul 2017)
"Power Rangers" star cast in live-action "Aladdin" (17 Jul 2017)
R. L. Stine's "Fear Street" to become a trilogy  (14 Jul 2017)
Lily James is added to "Mamma Mia" sequel (13 Jul 2017)
Early bird submission still open for SGIFF 2017 (12 Jul 2017)
Wife of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 93 (07 Jul 2017)
"Fantastic Beasts" sequel starts filming! (04 Jul 2017)
Robert Downey Jr. gives reasons for quitting MCU (04 Jul 2017)

June 2017
Evan Peters' Quicksilver is back for another "X-Men" run (30 Jun 2017)
Michelle Rodriguez might say goodbye to "Fast and Furious" (29 Jun 2017)
"Avatar 2" utilises glasses-free 3D technology (28 Jun 2017)
Ben Affleck returns for "The Accountant" sequel (28 Jun 2017)
"John Wick" actor passes away at 56 (28 Jun 2017)
"Downton Abbey" heads to the silver screen  (26 Jun 2017)
"Jurassic World 2" has 'fallen' for a different name  (25 Jun 2017)
Han Solo movie officially gets new director!  (24 Jun 2017)
"Saw 8" has a not-so-puzzling new title  (23 Jun 2017)
New villain revealed for "Venom" (22 Jun 2017)
Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting (21 Jun 2017)
Han Solo movie loses directors mid-project (21 Jun 2017)
Legendary monsters face off in "Godzilla 2"  (20 Jun 2017)
Fourth "xXx" movie is in the making  (20 Jun 2017)
Jackie Chan sole Chinese celebrity on Forbes' list (19 Jun 2017)
Gwyneth Paltrow is taking a break from acting (17 Jun 2017)
This Little Mix star could potentially play Jasmine  (16 Jun 2017)
"The Book of Life" sequel is in the works (16 Jun 2017)
Jessica Chastain might play an "X-Men" villain (15 Jun 2017)
The stars of "Baby Driver" are coming to Malaysia (15 Jun 2017)
Another "Conjuring" spinoff is being planned (15 Jun 2017)
"Dangal" is the 5th highest grossing non-English movie (14 Jun 2017)
Michelle Monaghan will be in "Mission: Impossible 6" (14 Jun 2017)
Fox is relocating its Asia Pacific operations to Singapore (13 Jun 2017)
Jack Black back for "Goosebumps" sequel (13 Jun 2017)
Japanese actress lands a 'key role' in "Deadpool 2" (13 Jun 2017)
Zhang Ziyi is going to be in the next "Godzilla" movie (09 Jun 2017)
Sony is making "clean" versions of their movies (09 Jun 2017)
Postponed again, "Amityville: The Awakening" is cursed? (08 Jun 2017)
Two more countries calling for ban on "Wonder Woman" (08 Jun 2017)
George Clooney becomes a father at 56! (07 Jun 2017)
Auditions open for teenage actors for "Fantastic Beasts" sequel (07 Jun 2017)
"The Mummy" director reveals two more Dark Universe monsters (06 Jun 2017)
"Crazy Rich Asians" brings in "Glee" alumni (06 Jun 2017)
"Wonder Woman" director already has plans for a sequel (05 Jun 2017)
Tom Cruise reveals "Top Gun 2" title (05 Jun 2017)
"Logan" actor was cut from "Beauty and the Beast" (03 Jun 2017)
Studio Ghibli is building a park for Totoro  (02 Jun 2017)
Dwayne Johnson and Angelina Jolie might appear in the Dark Universe (01 Jun 2017)
Hailee Steinfeld in talks to star in a "Transformers" spinoff  (01 Jun 2017)
"Wonder Woman" has officially been banned from Lebanon (01 Jun 2017)

May 2017
Priyanka Chopra will be in two more Hollywood movies (31 May 2017)
"Godzilla vs Kong" has found its director! (31 May 2017)
Lebanese ministry seeks to ban "Wonder Woman" (31 May 2017)
There's still hope for a "Spaceballs" sequel! (30 May 2017)
"Fast and Furious 8" speeds past USD1 billion overseas (29 May 2017)
"The Boss Baby 2" is already in the works (27 May 2017)
"Wonder Woman" and "The Mummy" cancels London premiere (26 May 2017)