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Animated Transformers Prequel Movie Coming From Toy Story 4 Director

A new Transformers movie is on the way with a big-name director attached to it.


A new animated Transformers movie is on the way, and the producers have hired a big name to direct it. Deadline reports that Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley--who won an Oscar for that Pixar film--will direct the new Transformers animated film.

Sources told the site that the movie is some kind of a prequel that tells an origin story. The movie is reportedly set on planet Cybertron, and the story focuses on Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Ant-Man and the Wasp writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrai wrote the script. Notably, this film is separate from the live-action Transformers movie series.

The new animated film is reportedly being fast-tracked, and the studio is keen to move forward on the project now because, unlike a live-action movie, it can be produced more easily while adhering to social-distancing guidelines.

In addition to directing Toy Story 4, Cooley wrote Pixar's Inside Out, for which he earned an Oscar nomination. Cooley also worked on Cars, Ratatouille, and Up.

It sounds like it's still very early days for the new animated Transformers movie, so there is no word yet on a voice cast or a release date.

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