The Transformers legacy has begun in the first teaser trailer to the spin-off Bumblebee.

Hailee Steinfeld plays Charlie, a 17-year old Californian in 1987 who finds a beaten up Volkswagen bug and goes about repairing it when she discovers that her new car is the Autobot known as Bumblebee. The two strike up a bond and go on a heck of an adventure.

The film co-stars John Cena, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow and Grace Dzienny. Travis Knight directed the film, which will be released on December 21 from Paramount Pictures.