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Ángel Manuel Soto to direct ‘TRANSFORMERS’ for Paramount

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It seems like it was only yesterday that we announced that Ángel Manuel Soto had been tapped to direct an adaptation of DC’s long-running comic-book imprint Blue Beetle for the big screen. Now, it has been announced, the Puerto Rican-born phenom is poised to direct a “stand-alone” strand of the Transformers tent-pole franchise for Paramount that will be separate from the kinectic universe of Michael Bay‘s films. (and perhaps a welcome change)

Director Angel Manuel Soto.
Director Ángel Manuel Soto.

Soto would be working from a script penned by Netflix’s Marvel series The Defenders (2017) showrunner Marco Ramirez. Ramirez is also known for the Daredevil TV series (2015), Orange Is the New Black (2013), and more recently for Jordan Peele‘s Twilight Zone reboot for CBS All Access (now Paramount +).

Given the hot-off-the-press nature of the reveal, not much is in play at the moment or known in regards to plot or story thematic. But LATIN HORROR will keep you in-the-know as the project develops.

Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán
Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán is the Founder-In-Chief of LATIN HORROR. Pagán is a writer, filmmaker and life-long horror fan. In 2008 he founded LATIN HORROR, an online niche market website specializing in Latin-influenced horror, its documentation, and promotion as a distinct genre. Pagán is at the forefront of the Latin "Dark Creative Expressionist" movement, a term he coined as a means of identifying the millions of lost souls who live outside the rim of mainstream society and whose lifestyle and work is grounded in horror, the macabre, and gothic arts. Currently, he is penning a book entitled 'MIEDO - The History of Latin Horror.' Trivia: He is noted for ending his written correspondence with the offbeat salutation 'There will be SANGRE!'

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