Akiva Goldsman has been signed by Paramount, Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to help develop ideas for spinoffs and sequels tied to Transformers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The new films would expand the Transformers universe beyond the core films.

Goldsman has written a number of geek films, including Insurgent, I Am Legend, I Robot, Batman & Robin, and Batman Forever.

Michael Bay has directed all of the four core Transformers films, with the most recent, Age of Extinction (see "'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Trailer"), grossing $1.1 billion worldwide.