Paramount Pictures Developing New Adventure Pitch for Michael Bay
As audiences wait to see Transformers: Age of Extinction, which will be the final time Michael Bay is behind the camera for the toy-based franchise, Paramount Pictures has just picked up another project for Bay to produce with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form by way of their Platinum Dunes production banner. THR reports Paramount has picked up an untitled adventure pitch with a script coming from Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) and Robbie Thompson ("Supernatural"), and they're developing it as a potential directing gig for Bay as well. However, the plot details are being kept under wraps at this point.
The only thing known at this time is the film is a real science adventure thriller with an undersea component. Could we be looking at something akin to The Abyss? It's hard to say, and the work from Wheeler and Thompson don't necessarily give us an idea of what they might deliver for Bay to direct. Of course, there's plenty of projects that get developed for specific directors, but end up falling into different hands. We'll have to wait and see if Bay sticks with this one, and since it's still early in development, we'll be waiting on this one for awhile.