Dominique Fishback, who most recently starred in best picture nominee Judas and the Black Messiah, will join Anthony Ramos in the latest Transformers take from Paramount.
Creed II helmer Steven Caple Jr. is set to direct. Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters are writing, based off a script by Joby Harold. Plot details are not yet known for the film, due out June 24, 2022.
EOne, the Hasbro-owned entertainment studio, is behind the film with longtime franchise studio Paramount. Skydance is co-financing and executive producing, with New Republic Pictures also co-financing.
Paramount and eOne are looking to build out the next iteration of the franchise. Along with Caple’s Transformers take, it was recently announced that Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto is developing another feature in the universe. With these projects, sources say, there is a concerted effort to bring diverse talent to the forefront of one of the studio’s most profitable franchises.
Fishback, repped by WME, Management 360 and Schreck Rose, will next be seen in Apple series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.