Hasbro’s entertainment studio eOne and Paramount have quietly hired Josh Cooley — fresh off winning a Best Animated Film Oscar for Toy Story 4 — to direct a big-scale Transformers theatrical prequel that sources said focuses on an origin story. It takes place on Cybertron, the planet from which the good-guy and bad-guy robots came. The film revolves around the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron.
The article claims a script has already been written by Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, who previously worked on Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The new Netflix show just looks like the latest in the line of cheap animations, just with the latest level of cel shading and grime. Any cinema release is going to look, move and be staged significantly better.
Indeed. Besides, it's not the first time we've had different platforms (cinema and television) telling similar stories.
It's not the first time we've had the same platform (cinema) telling the same stories (Armageddon/Deep Impact) at the same time.
What matters is how they go about it. "WFC" seems to be the same overhyped and underperforming thing we've gotten for "Prime Wars."
Also, in this instance, we don't know what "animated" means. Is it animated like the "live action" Lion King, only they're just not pretending it's live action? Or is it animated like Megamind, or any number of stylized CG animated films? Or are they gonna hand it off to an anime company? Or a direct release traditional animation like the DC animated movies?