Following the massive success of Deadpool (the movie), you’d think studios would be rushing to get in business with the creator of Deadpool (the comic) — seeing as Rob Liefeld has a few other comic-book creations that could make for decent films in the right hands. It seems at least one studio has caught on, as Paramount and Akiva Goldsman are teaming up to produce a film adaptation of Liefeld’s Avengelyne series.
Star Trek fans eager for a look at CBS’ new Discovery were forgiving of the move from January to May 2017, but is the franchise’s TV return already in trouble? Star attraction Bryan Fuller has apparently stepped down as showrunner, while Akiva Goldsman has joined in a significant role.
It’s still uncertain how high the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will climb, establishing a multi-movie franchise with a TV arm fleshing out the world’s expansive backstory. That isn’t stopping MRC and writer Akiva Goldsman from rolling full-steam ahead, eying a 2017 production date with Idris Elba to briefly reprise his role in adapting King’s novel Wizard and Glass. Get the latest details!
No one was exactly surprised to learn that TNT had passed on an adaptation of DC’s Teen Titans under writer Akiva Goldsman, given how little the project had moved forward in recent months. That said, what stopped TNT from getting into the increasingly-crowed TV superhero game?
TNT’s proposed Titans TV series, based on the DC Teen Titans of their namesake, has officially hung up the cape. After years in development, the network confirms it has abandoned development of the Akiva Goldsman led series, leaving DC fans to make do with only Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Supergirl …
Paramount’s writers room experiment on the Transformers franchise proved to be quite productive, with writer / producer Akiva Goldsman overseeing a brain trust that yielded ideas for future sequels and spinoffs. Following his success on the Transformers franchise, the studio has put Goldsman in charge of developing similar writers rooms for G.I. Joe and Micronauts, hoping to revitalize the former and kickstart the latter.
10. That’s the number of years we have left in the Transformers franchise…for now. This year, Paramount and writer / producer Akiva Goldsman recruited a brain trust of writers to formulate plans for Transformers sequels, as well as potential spinoffs and animated projects. Their work yielded plans for Transformers 5, as well as an animated origin story prequel. But how many more films are in the works? Rumor has it they have plans for at least five.
After months of brain-storming, the Transformers writers room has finished their work…for now. Writers room head Akiva Goldsman is officially scripting Transformers 5, with Mark Wahlberg confirmed to return and Michael Bay in talks to return to the director’s chair after declaring he was finished with the franchise. In addition, that previously rumored animated spinoff is officially happening with the writers of Ant-Man.
While doing the rounds during TCAs 2015, former showrunner Steven DeKnight talked not only of Daredevil and plans for Season 2, but about his involvement in another big franchise: Transformers. Not only has DeKnight revealed which writers will officially be tackling Transformers 5, but he’s opened up a bit about the franchise’s “brain trust” and how it works.
Just when you thought Akiva Goldsman’s Transformers writers room was complete, he goes an adds someone else to the staff, collecting writers as if he’s picking up Pokemon. The latest addition to the writers room is former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight, who joins fellow TV pro Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) in a room that’s looking more and more promising. Surely with so many smart, talented people, they can roll out a few good Transformers movies, right? Right…?