Principal Photography On Travis Knight’s New Film “Bumblebee” Begins

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Paramount Pictures, in association with HASBRO, announced today that principal photography has commenced on "BUMBLEBEE." The film will be shot entirely in California, including in Southern and Northern California and Paramount Pictures will release "BUMBLEBEE" on December 21, 2018.

Directed by Travis Knight ("KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS," "CORALINE"), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld ("EDGE OF SEVENTEEN"), Pamela Adlon ("BETTER THINGS," "LOUIE"), John Cena ("DADDY'S HOME 2," "TRAINWRECK"), 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," "THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT"), Rachel Crow ("DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN"), and Grace Dzienny ("ZOO").

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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. 

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. Chris Brigham ("ARGO," "INCEPTION") will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson ("UNFORGETTABLE").

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries.

About Transformers

Transformers is a series of American science fiction action films based on the toys created by Hasbro and TomyMichael Bay has directed Transformers (2007), Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Dark of the Moon (2011), Age of Extinction (2014) and The Last Knight (2017). A Bumblebee spin-off, directed by Travis Knight, is scheduled for 2018, and a sixth film is to be released in 2019. The series has been distributed by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks. Many have praised the films for the visual effects, action sequences and music. It is the 10th highest-grossing film series, with a total of $4.2 billion; two films in the series have individually grossed over $1 billion.


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