Transformers: The Last Knight is an upcoming 2017 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a sequel to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film is directed by Michael Bay for the final time. Mark Wahlberg will reprise his role alongside Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, reprising their roles as William Lennox and Robert Epps from the first three films.
The film is scheduled to be released on June 23, 2017 in RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, and 2D.
In March 2015, Deadline.com reported that Paramount Pictures was in talks with Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) to pitch new ideas for the Transformers franchise’s future installments. The studio intends to do what James Cameron and 20th Century Fox had been doing to spawn three new Avatar sequels and what Disney is doing to revive Star Wars with sequels and spin-offs and to have their own cinematic universe for Transformers similar to Marvel’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe. Goldsman will be the head of the future projects and will work with franchise director Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a “writer’s room” that would incubate ideas for potential Transformers sequels, prequels and spin-offs. The writer’s room members includes Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, (Ant-Man), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.