Why have a team of writers work on Transformers? Those movies have scripts? And if they do, who cares if the writing is up to the same level as Lawrence of Arabia?
Still, there will be shared universe Transformers movies in the future, with screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (Batman and Robin, A Beautiful Mind), and there is indeed a group of writers who will go to work on the next Transformers flicks this Monday. According to Deadline, the writers working on the next Transformers flicks will include people who worked on Iron Man, The Walking Dead, Spider-Man, Lost, and more genre greats.
Goldsman told Deadline that he wants to recreate how a great TV show works, with a writer’s room where a group of scribes work together and create strong episodes. While we’re not sure Transformers is the best vehicle for this, it’s an interesting idea, although funny enough, another Bay extravaganza, Armageddon, had a number of big writers, like JJ Abrams and Robert Towne (Chinatown), it still resulted in a huge dung heap of a movie.
Too many writers can definitely ruin the stew, which is why so many movies go in whatever the direction the wind blows storywise, but in the case of Transformers, maybe having really good writers all working together could done some good for the series.