I am a big Transformers fan. Are the films perfect? Not at all — but I’m still drawn to them and are my go-to movies if I’ve got an evening to fill. I’ve even got little Nendoroid figures of them on my desk because I think their design is so cool! So, when I saw that Paramount Pictures have released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Transformers spin-off Bumblebee I got very excited. It’s arriving in theaters this Christmas.
Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect, Edge of Seventeen), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (WWE, Daddy’s Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jason Drucker (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul), Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story), Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi: Next Class), Abby Quinn (Landline), Rachel Crow (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), and Grace Dzienny (Zoo).
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (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.
The film is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
Bumblebee will be released in the U.S. on December 21, 2018.