Watch: New BUMBLEBEE Trailer Reveals Generation 1 Transformers September 24, 2018 Every adventure has a beginning. Full trailer for the upcoming ‘Transformers’ spinoff features Optimus Prime, Soundwave and more in their classic G1 designs. Check it out below. On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. BUMBLEBEE arrives in Irish cinemas this Christmas.