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Hasbro have brought in Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan & more to shape their Cinematic Universe


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Hasbro have already brought us a couple of G.I. Joe films, but they have big plans. We will also be seeing the likes of Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM on the big screen and they will all be part of a shared cinematic universe.

Sounds fun, but a bit cheesy. However, Hasbro are getting some big names together to write the films.

  • Michael Chabon, who wrote the novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and worked on Spider-Man 2
  • Brian K. Vaughan, the creator of seminal comic works Y: The Last Man and Saga and showrunner of Under the Dome; and Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel co-writer , .
  • Nicole Perlman, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel co-writer
  • Lindsey Beer, who was just hired to adapt Kingkiller Chronicle for Lionsgate
  • Cheo Coker, showrunner of Marvel’s Netflix show Luke Cage
  • John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the comedy writing team who penned Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Joe Robert Cole, a writer on People vs. OJ Simpson who is also writing Black Panther for Marvel
  • Jeff Pinkner, who wrote the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower
  • Nicole Riegel, writer behind the Blacklist script Dogfight
  • Geneva Robertson, one of the writers of new Tomb Raider movie project.

There is a lot of diverse talent involved with experience in many different types of TV and film projects. Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), will oversee the writers room on behalf of Hasbro and Paramount as well as serving as executive producer for all of the films.

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The collective’s first meeting will be held Monday on the Paramount lot. Paramount is integrally involved with Hasbro’s cinematic universe and has been the company’s partner on the $3.8 billion grossing Transformers franchise as well as the G.I Joe movies.

Also on hand for the writers room will be Hasbro artists to help up draw up concepts and characters.

Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, will produce the films based on this cross-property universe. Hasbro’s chairman and CEO Brian Goldner and executive vice president and CCO Stephen Davis are serving as producers. Josh Feldman, head of Hasbro’s storytelling, will co-exec produce.

“We first and foremost put together a list of writers who we wanted to be in business with and could be the world-builders that we needed,” said Davis. “But we want to be sure that in the room we have diverse perspectives, diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences.”

“Female empowerment is a central theme through a lot of these properties and one of the reasons we wanted diverse voices,” he said.

Definitely a lot of potential for this set of films. Fingers crossed something really good comes out of it.

Source: THR


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