As if 2020 couldn't get any worse - they're still making 'Transformers' movies.

The director of 'Creed 2', Steven Caple Jr., has been hired to direct a new 'Transformers' movie.

The live-action franchise consists of five features, all of which were directed by Michael Bay, and a spin-off titled 'Bumblebee', helmed by Travis Knight.

The main series received mixed to negative reviews. However it was a hit with audiences making $4.84 billion at the global box office across its six movies.

Mind you, it's also proven to be a highly expensive franchise, with the combined budget of the features amounting to over $1 billion.

The 'Transformers' series is now getting a revamp from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro Studios.

An animated 'Transformers' feature from 'Toy Story 4' director Josh Cooley is one project in the works.

This new live-action feature will also comprise part of the "reinvented universe", reports Deadline.

Joby Harold is penning the script for the feature. The story is said to be a prequel or in some way related to 'Bumblebee'.

As with the hiring of Travis Knight - who up to that point, would have been best-known for the animation 'Kubo and the Two Strings' - this move to go for a director slightly left of field rather than an "action movie" director could bode very well for the reimagined franchise.

After all, Caple Jr. has already proven to have a deft hand at working with established franchises in 'Creed 2'. Prior to this, the director was best-known film festival hit 'The Land'.

Check out our interview with Steven Caple Jr. for 'Creed 2' here.