Toy Story 4‘s Josh Colley is going to show us there’s More than Meets the Eye as he’s set to direct an animated Transformers prequel for Hasbro/eOne and Paramount.
The prequel is currently set for theaters and will to an origin story. Taking place on Cybetron the film will focus on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron.
The script was written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. They did production work on Ant-Man and were the credited writers on Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The film is separate from any live-action films which are still being worked on. The animated film has been worked on for several years and is being pushed as animation can be done under the current pandemic environment.
It’s being reported that the Russo Brothers will be tackling another comic property once their work on The Avengers: Infinity War wraps up. The project based on Quantum and Woody sounds like it’ll be a television project according to The Wrap who first reported the news.
The comic series is about the “world’s worst super-duo” is published by Valiant Entertainment but created by Christopher Priest and MD Bright and first published in 1997 and ran until 1998 with another short run in late 1999 and early 2000. A second volume launched in 2013.
Anthony and Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, and Dinesh Shamdasani will executive produce the series. Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari will script the pilot and also executive produce. The duo are behind Marvel’s Ant-Man and it’s sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp.
This is the latest live-action project based on Valiant properties. The comic company is working with Sony and screenwriter Eric Heisserer on films based on Harbinger and Bloodshot. Feature films based on Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman are also being worked on. The company also announced a live action project Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe at New York Comic Con in 2016. The webseries is being produced with Bat in the Sun Productions.
Quantum and Woody is about interracial brothers who are given superpowers after a lab accident and must deal with the murder of their father. One’s straightlaced and the other is a complete screw-up and together the series and characters are a fantastic mix of spandex superheroes and comedy.