Pete Davidson and Michelle Yeoh have boarded Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the eighth film in the Paramount Pictures franchise based on the Transformers action toys and the well-known Beast Wars trilogy from the 1990s.
As was previously announced, Steven Caple Jr. will helm the film. Yeoh will provide the voice for the Airazor character, and Davidson will portray Mirage. Anthony Ramos, who starred in In the Heights, and Dominique Fishback will also appear.
Hasbro’s entertainment studio Entertainment One is executive producing, and Skydance is co-financing and producing as well.
The most recent installment, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, will offer a 1990s global adventure and bring the Maximals and Terrorcons into the ongoing conflict between the Autobots and Decepticons that is taking place on Earth. The original Transformers, which debuted in theaters 15 years ago, brought back the action of the franchise.
After being delayed by a year due to a pandemic-era production setback, the sequel is now scheduled for release on June 9, 2023.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will visit Peru in addition to other places, with a portion of the action taking place in Brooklyn, New York. Travis Knight directed the 2018 prequel Bumblebee, while Michael Bay directed the five Transformers movies from 2007 to 2017. Global sales for the franchise total $4.8 billion.