28 Dec 2018
Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Pamela Adlon
When Charlie buys a beat-up, yellow Volkswagen, she doesn’t realise it’s actually a robotic being from a distant planet… And she and her ‘car’ could be the only ones who can stop the complete destruction of the entire human race. Bumblebee is a prequel to 2007’s epic Transformers. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight, with Michael Bay on board with the project as a producer.
Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) lives in a small, coastal town in California where nothing exciting ever happens. About to turn 18, she’s searching for something bigger – but she doesn’t quite know exactly what she’s looking for.
And then she discovers an old yellow VW in the local junkyard, badly in need of some care and attention. Charlie drives it home, thinking she’s found a little project to keep her busy. But the car reveals itself to be something more.
After she recovers from the initial shock, Charlie begins to get to know Bumblebee and realises he’s just as lost as she is. Worried about Bumblebee’s lack of social skills, Charlie teaches him how to conceal himself from other people, as she knows others won’t be as accepting of a giant mechanical alien.