‘Bumblebee’ premieres this September on HBO & HBO HD
Put your retro glasses on, because an unusual VW bug is set to shake up things in 1980s California! Director Travis Knight’s ‘Bumblebee’, an epic spinoff of the globally loved blockbuster franchise ‘Transformers’, is HBO’s Movie of the Year! Starring Oscar-nominated Hailee Steinfeld and WWE legend John Cena, this prequel packs in a punch with action and drama in equal measure! It’s a date with ‘Bumblebee’ only on HBO and HBO HD, this Sunday, 29th September, at 1pm and 9pm. The movie is driven by Volkswagen, with special partner TVS Ntorq 125.
This prequel hits rewind and takes fans into the world of Smiths songs, amidst a battle between the good Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Optimus Prime hands over a top-secret task to a small auto-bot, B-127, our eponymous hero. Everything changes when the latter loses his voice, his purpose and his whereabouts. And unexpectedly in this chaos, blossoms a beautiful friendship with a rebellious teenager, Charlie. Together, they decipher each other’s worlds, face a monstrous battle and head towards a bittersweet ending.
Travis Knight’s take on the franchise infuses nuanced elements and a new kind of storytelling. Hailee Steinfeld tugs at hearts, doing justice to Christina Hodson’s sentimental script that does not undermine the thrill of the Transformers.
HBO ups the excitement with a fun ‘Bumblebee Comes Home’ contest from 22nd to 29th September! Fans who spot Bumblebee on HBO’s social media channels and send pictures of regular things from their surroundings resembling the transformer, stand a chance to win some cool goodies. Check out HBO India on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to know more!
‘Bumblebee’ stands out from the Transformers franchise, by giving fans a well-etched backstory of their favourite titular character. Catch ‘Bumblebee’ only on HBO & HBO HD this Sunday, 29th September, at 1pm and 9pm.