Josh Cooley to Follow ‘Toy Story 4’ Oscar Win With Animated ‘Transformers’ Prequel

Josh Cooley, the Oscar winner who made his directorial debut with “Toy Story 4,” will direct an animated “Transformers” film that will stand apart from the franchise’s recent live-action installments.Deadline reported that Cooley will direct a “big scale” “Transformers” film that will serve as an origin story for the franchise.

The film will take place on Cybertron, the home world of the franchise’s titular robots and revolve around the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron.Sources close to production confirmed Deadline’s report with IndieWire.eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment studio, will develop and produce the film along with Paramount Animation.

The script of the film, which is in early stages of development and has not been officially announced, comes from Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, who worked on Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Ant-Man” and wrote the sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”The film’s producers are expected to be Lorenzo di Bonaventura,

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