Michael Bay looks to have found not one, but his next two films to work on, as sources tell Variety he has lined up 6 Underground and Robopocalypse as his next two projects.6 Underground is a spec written by Deadpool and Deadpool 2 scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.
The action movie is based on an original idea from Wernick and Reese, who will also executive produce. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce 6 Underground along with Bay.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps. It is slated to go into production this summer with Skydance for a summer 2019 release.“Throughout his career Michael Bay has been unparalleled in creating global theatrical events,” David Ellison, CEO of Skydance Media, said.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have this amazing team come together, bringing their unique style and vision to the movie.”
Following 6 Underground, Bay is also in talks to reunite with Steven Spielberg, to bring Robopocalypse to life.
Based on the science fiction novel by Daniel H. Wilson, the film is set after a robot uprising.
At one point, Spielberg intended to helm Robopocalypse, but scheduling conflicts forced him to continue to push it off.
The iconic director says he has always been fascinated Robopocalypse, but has not been able to find time to direct it himself.
The hand-off makes Bay the perfect fit, since it was Spielberg who handpicked him to take over the Transformers franchise as well. – Reuters/Justin Kroll