High powered Hollywood writer and producer Akiva Goldsman has been brought in to try and breathe new life into the Transformers series. The last installment, “Transformers: Age of Extinction, ” took in more than $1 trillion at the worldwide box office last year in spite of being panned by the critics.
Goldsman, who wrote the screenplays for such hit films as “The Da Vinci Code, ” “I Am Legend” and “A Beautiful Mind” – he won an Oscar for that one — has been tapped by producer Michael Bay to develop future scripts and ideas for possible spin offs for the series.
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In spite of the financial success that Transformers has brought Paramount studios, the last film only made $250 million in the US. The producers added new cast members, including Mark Wahlberg in an attempt to refresh things.
Up next for Goldsman is the third installment in the Ring series simply titled “Rings” which he co-wrote and is due out this November.
He is also producing “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” which will star Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) in the title role. Jude Law, Eric Bana and Djimon Hounsou will co-star.