Bumblebee Director Explains How Spielberg & Amblin Influenced His Film

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A new trailer for Bumblebee was released today. The film is sort of a reboot of the Transformers films that were led by Michael Bay. The new trailer seems to capture a tone that is closer to the original Transformers cartoon and toy line of the 80s. 

Watch the trailer below: 

Travis Knight, the director of Bumblebee, gave Empire a trailer breakdown. In the breakdown he discussed how much of the film is inspired by Steven Spielberg and Amblin. 

From Empire: 

“Growing up in the eighties, the most powerful stories were the Amblin stories. They had a thinking brain; a strong, beating heart; and a poetic soul. They evoked wonder and laughter and tears every single time. So knitting those two things together: my love of Transformers and my love of Spielberg and Amblin, was something I really wanted to evoke in this film. And it didn’t hurt that Steven Spielberg was an executive producer on the movie! Having this guy who has been an icon for me my entire life and being able to collaborate with him and make this film in a way that evokes what was so special about those movies to me as a kid was a joy.”

Bumblebee opens December 21, 2018. You can see Knight’s entire breakdown with Empire here