Bumblebee director says he wanted to add humour to Transformers series
According to reports, director Travis Knight says he has tried to bring some warmth and humour to Bumblebee, a Transformers spin-off.
Reports suggest that the movie's first look that was released this week, shows Bumblebee, a yellow Volkswagen Bug with actress Hailee Steinfeld.
This is the first movie in the Transformers series which is not directed by Michael Bay, who is associated with this project as the producer.
Knight told the media, "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 (animation studio), searching for an artful blend of darkness and light, intensity and warmth, humour and heart, I wanted to bring to the Transformers franchise."
Reports also read that the movie that is set in the year 1987, Bumblebee features the yellow robot seeking refuge in a California junkyard, where he encounters young Charlie (Steinfeld). Charlie will help Bumblebee get back to health, and he will help her find her place in the world.
The film is produced by the veterans of the franchise — Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
The latest instalment of the Transformers series also stars Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. amongst others.
Bumblebee is slated to release on December 21, 2018.