Bumblebee has been a major part of the Transformers film franchise since the very beginning, helping add a sense of humanity to the giant robots, despite the fact he can’t talk normally. Now Paramount has decided he’s popular enough to get his own film.
THR reports that casting has begun on the movie, with Hailee Steinfeld in talks to play the lead role. Assuming she signs one, she’ll play ‘a tomboy who also holds a job as a mechanic after school’. That’s all the details there are for the plot, which is being kepy strictly under wraps.
Travis Knight (Kubo & The Two Strings) is set to direct the movie, with Christina Hodson (Shut In) writing the script. The Bumblebee movie is expected to start shooting soon, as a June 8th, 2018 release date has been set.