WHO’S IN IT?

Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen), John Cena (Blockers), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Brigsby Bear), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook), Jason Drucker (Barely Lethal), Pamela Adlon (Say Anything…), Rachel Crow (Invisible Sister), Abby Quinn (The Sisterhood of Night), Gracie Dzienny (film debut), Ricardo Hoyos (Toronto Stories), Kenneth Choi (War), Stephen Schneider (Relativity), Rory Markham (Alex Cross), Len Cariou (Spotlight), Peter Cullen (Transformers), Angela Bassett (Black Panther), Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train), David Sobolov (Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight), Jess Harnell (Wreck-It Ralph), Dylan O’Brien (American Assassin)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), director; Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen) and Christina Hodson (Unforgettable), writers; Michael Bay (A Quiet Place), Stephen Davis (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Tom DeSanto (Transformers) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Deepwater Horizon), producers; Dario Marianelli (Atonement), composer; Enrique Chediak (127 Hours), cinematographer; Paul Rubell (Collateral), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Whilst on the run from a group of Decepticons, battle-scarred Autobot Bumblebee finds himself on Earth in the year 1987, where he takes refuge in a small Californian junkyard, disguising himself as a yellow Volkswagen Bug car. He is soon found by teenager Charlie (Steinfeld), who takes him in and befriends the lonely Autobot, who now must protect his new human friend when the Decepticons track him down…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The first Transformers movie to not be directed by Michael Bay – though he remains on board as a producer – might well be the best one yet, as this looks to be a sweeter and more emotional outing for everyone’s favourite yellow Autobot.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2018