Paramount just dropped the Bumblebee New Official Trailer. Starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, Bumblebee is a Christmas 2018 release, hitting theaters on December 21.
While the other Transformers movies were all directed by action movie veteran Michael Bay, Bumblebee (2018) is directed by relative newcomer Travis Knight. While he has extensive experience as an animator and lead animator, his directing credits are limited to 2016’s Kubo and the Two Strings. The screenplay is by Christina Hodson, and her only writing credits are Unforgettable (2017) and Shut In (2016). Both of these movies were really low budget and earned a low box office and poor reviews.
Watch the Bumblebee New Official Trailer from Paramount Pictures:
Every hero has a beginning. Watch the new official trailer for Bumblebee, in theatres this Christmas.
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.
Here is a UK BumbleBee movie poster (see GeekAlerts BumbleBee Teaser Trailer Article for another poster):
So this movie has an unknown director with a screenplay from someone that’s never written anything good and stars a teeny bopper singer and a wrestler. Yet for some reason, I think it will be a better film than any of the Transformers movies from Michael Bay!
I love how the transformations and animations are awesome, but you can still tell what is happening. In the Michael Bay films, everything was just a whir and it was impossible to follow the animation.