Movie News: Empire Online releases new still from the "Bumblebee" movie
After a bit of a dry spell, Empire Online and Paramount have released a new still from the upcoming "Bumblebee" live action movie. Instead of a rock'em, sock'em shot of explosions or robots battling it out, this picture leans more into the more "human" moment where Bumblebee meets Conan, Charlie's dog! According to Empire Online:
"Previous Transformers movies have been high on clanging robot mayhem, and low on cuteness – aside from Sam Witwicky’s mischievous chihuahua Mojo, the franchise hasn’t been too concerned with four-legged friends. But that looks set to change in Bumblebee – the ‘80s-set spin-off prequel will see the beloved Autobot form a friendship with 18 year-old Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), and her little dog too. Bumblebee, meet Conan."
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Director: Travis Knight
Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider
"Bumblebee" is in theaters December 21, 2018.