BUZZ News Shorts: Transformers Bumblebee, Supernatural, The Predator & More

••• Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey has told The Hollywood Reporter that the Transformers spin-off spotlighting Bumblebee (that will be released between Transformers 5 and 6 in 2018) will be made “at a lower cost”.

••• God is coming back to Supernatural. According to TV Line, Rob Benedict will return to the series as Chuck Shurley, the character introduced in season four as author of the Supernatural books that exist within the show’s continuity who, incidentally, turns out to be God. He rmade a cameo in the show’s 200th episode in the tenth season and will return again in the 20th episode of the latest season. Which makes sense as this season has an arc plot concerning God’s sister, the Darkness.

Mclaggen••• Freddie Stroma (Cormac McLaggen in the final three Harry Potter films) has been cast as HG Wells, in Kevin Williamson’s ABC time travel pilot Time After Time. The pilot is based on the novel by Karl Alexander which spawned the cult hit 1979 film about a young HG Wells (Malcolm McDowell) using his time machine to pursue Jack The Ripper (David Warner) though time. [via Deadline]

••• 20th Century Fox has released a teaser image for the Predator reboot movie that’s been scripted by director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon) and his The Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker. The image implies that the film will be called The Predator. No release date has been set for the movie. [via Coming Soon]

The Predator

••• Paramount has announced the release date for a new sci-fi movie from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot stable: God’s Particle will have a US premier on 24 February 2017. It tells the story of a team of American astronauts on a space station who make a terrifying discovery that challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, even as they desperately fight for their survival. Nigerian filmmaker Julian Onah will direct from a script by Oren Uziel. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

••• Telltale Games has released the first six minutes of The Walking Dead: Michonne — A Telltale Miniseries.



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