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Jaydog57
06-12-2003, 01:29 AM
'Transformers' Rolling Out in Live-Action Film
Wed Jun 11, 1:54 AM ET Add Movies - Reuters to My Yahoo!


By Chris Gardner

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Transformers" -- the ever-morphing Hasbro toy line that spawned comic books, TV series and an animated feature -- are ready to change shape again, this time into live-action stars of the big screen.


Angry Films chief Don Murphy (whose next film is "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen") and writer-producer Tom DeSanto ("X-Men" and "X2: X-Men United") have teamed to produce a feature-length, live-action movie based on the popular brand.


The duo are expected to shop the project to studios shortly, and DeSanto said they have already received interest from a handful of directors.


DeSanto is currently working on a story treatment for the project before he and Murphy hire a screenwriter to adapt it for the big screen.


"Transformers enjoys an amazing fan base worldwide, and we believe that we can create an incredibly fast-paced, exciting movie that will be appealing to anyone who loves action films," Murphy said in a statement.


Added DeSanto: "Transformers is one of the properties I have been infatuated with for a long time. Like 'X-Men,' Transformers offers an amazing mythology with all the elements to create a successful ongoing franchise, iconic characters, global themes and a world that has never been seen before onscreen."


Introduced in the mid-1980s, the Transformers brand centers on a group of robots that are able to change into a variety of objects, such as cars, trucks, planes, ships and other technological creations.


The feature film will tell the story of an intergalactic war between two races of robots: the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. When their fight comes to Earth, the future of humanity inevitably hangs in the balance.


"We loved the creative take that Tom and Don presented to us," said Jane Ritson-Parsons, president of the Hasbro Properties Group. "And for Hasbro, the center of our corporate strategy is extending our core brands in a variety of entertainment forms ... This is a franchise where the next story arc and the next destination is on the big screen."


The Transformers was introduced in the United States by Hasbro in 1984 as a boy-friendly toy line. But even though the brand has been around awhile, it enjoys continued success, with sales up 64% in 2002 over 2001, according to Hasbro.


Currently, they can be seen seven times a week via the series "Transformers Armada" on the Cartoon Network. According to Hasbro, additional television programs and comic books are on the schedule for 2004.


The only time Transformers came to the big screen was in 1986 with the animated feature "The Transformers: The Movie."


Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

WharfRat
06-12-2003, 01:32 AM
What? ummm ... huh?

:hmmm: :huh:

Why?

Jaydog57
06-12-2003, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by WharfRat
What? ummm ... huh?

:hmmm: :huh:

Why? I think it's an 80's retro thing. I see cars with the 'Transformer' logo sticker on their window all the time. Also because now they can use computer animation to make the film, a movie showing vehicles off all kinds changing into robots would have been almost impossible 10 years ago.:cool:

Bobby Humphrey
06-12-2003, 01:39 AM
this is the best thing to happen to me since bob saget waved to me.

Muck
06-12-2003, 02:00 AM
:rofl:

Muck
06-12-2003, 02:01 AM
In the spirit of Fast and Furious.....

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Jaydog57
06-12-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Muck
In the spirit of Fast and Furious.....

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif :lol: :lol: :lol: Good stuff man.......:cool:

Muck
06-12-2003, 02:19 AM
I love that pic. THAT'S my kind of humor. :rofl:

Cranx
06-12-2003, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by WharfRat
What? ummm ... huh?

:hmmm: :huh:

Why?

Because the Transformers were one of the greatest toy/cartoon franchises ever! I grew up with these things and think this project has to potential to be incredible.
:jumper:



Originally posted by Muck
I love that pic. THAT'S my kind of humor. :rofl:

That is absolutely hilarious!!

Muck
06-12-2003, 12:13 PM
AUTOBOTS.......TRANSFORM!!!

We saw the movie when I was like 13. By then, we were way grown out of it. The show hadn't been on in ages. But we went anyway. It was us and a whole theater full of 5-8 yr olds running around acting up. We were like the only ones paying attention to the movie. It was like day care. When Optimus Prime was dying, I looked over and my friend (who was 14).... and he's slumped down in the seat crying his eyes out. I was like, "Oh my God dude. No you didn't.". He couldn't hide it. Pathetic. It was so funny and yet a little embarassing at the same time. :lol:

Cranx
06-12-2003, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Muck
AUTOBOTS.......TRANSFORM!!!

We saw the movie when I was like 13. By then, we were way grown out of it. The show hadn't been on in ages. But we went anyway. It was us and a whole theater full of 5-8 yr olds running around acting up. We were like the only ones paying attention to the movie. It was like day care. When Optimus Prime was dying, I looked over and my friend (who was 14).... and he's slumped down in the seat crying his eyes out. I was like, "Oh my God dude. No you didn't.". He couldn't hide it. Pathetic. It was so funny and yet a little embarassing at the same time. :lol:

That's hillarious!! Mainly because I had a tear in my eye when Optimus died too (I was about the same age.) I also remember the movie being rated "PG" and thinking how cool it was that there was a cartoon that wasn't going to be rated "G." Sure enough, it lived up to its "PG" rating with lots of robot violence and the use of, "Let's kick some ass!" (the T-Rex robot said that :D) as the final battle scene was approaching.

Wow! Just talking about this is getting me all geeked! I hope this actually happens.

SuavePhin
06-12-2003, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by Expo88


(the T-Rex robot said that :D)




Hey Grimlock ruled man get his name right!! :D

Muck
06-12-2003, 03:52 PM
Shut up, crackwhore!!

:tongue:

Cranx
06-12-2003, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by SuavePhin




Hey Grimlock ruled man get his name right!! :D

AAAAAHHHH, that's right, thank you for pointing out the error of my ways oh mystical Transformers guru! :lol:


I agree though, he was pretty cool! The Dinobots were some of my favorites!

XoPhinsoX
06-12-2003, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by Muck
In the spirit of Fast and Furious.....

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Wow. What a way to screw up an Eclipse.

Thats horrible.

XoPhinsoX
06-12-2003, 06:56 PM
I was never a Transformers fan.

I was a GI Joe/Thundercat kinda guy.

Thundercats are pure pwnage :D

Muck
06-12-2003, 07:21 PM
Thundercats were ghey!! GI Joe, Transformers and He-Man!! All I ever wanted was Castle Greyskull. Never got it. :( But at least I had Battle Cat. :)

Cranx
06-12-2003, 07:28 PM
I had Castle Greyskull...na na na na naaaaaaaaaaa!!! :nana:

I'll have to agree, the Thundercats did seem to have been inspired by someone partaking in a few too many "San Fransisco treats." :eek: :lol:

XoPhinsoX
06-12-2003, 07:47 PM
He-Man, forgot about him.

You liked He-Man but youre calling Thundercats fruity? Somethings DEFINETELY wrong with that ;).

You guys must have never watched He-Man ;). Hate to say it but now that you look at it if you listen to the lines and just the way the guy looks, it's awfully g4y.

!PapaCrunk81!
06-12-2003, 08:41 PM
Transformers rocked! Dreamwave Studios is doing an awesome Transformers comic that has very cool art---in the spirit of Japanese look that I loved about the Transformers. I have Transformers the Movie on DVD, and man, **** back then was pretty violent compared to today's 'toons. The part in question was when Starscream was offing all of the Autobots when they stormed the ship in the beginning of the movie---all during some "so bad its good" 80's metal band music.

Muck
06-12-2003, 10:51 PM
Dude, He-Man's all about p*ssy. I mean look at him. He's obviously showing off for the ladies. Very masculine. The picture of verility.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Not only did he ride Battle Cat, but he also flew Talon Fighter. What a pimp!!

He wasn't like that pansy Lion-O. I mean look at this picture. Notice the green dude's hand suggestively on his shoulder. He's got a hot babe standing next to him. And he's ignoring her. I think we've seen enough.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

:tongue:

XoPhinsoX
06-12-2003, 11:28 PM
No, He-Man was just a ***** whipped pansy boy. Don't get me wrong, I watched He-Man and had the toys, etc ;p.

Lion-O was a man. He didn't bother with the bitches. You know, he's gotta act tough in front of his boys. :saber: Thundercats!Thundercats! HhHHhhhoOOOOooOo!!! What a sweet line, he he.

Cranx
06-13-2003, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by Muck
He wasn't like that pansy Lion-O. I mean look at this picture. Notice the green dude's hand suggestively on his shoulder. He's got a hot babe standing next to him. And he's ignoring her. I think we've seen enough.
:tongue:

HAAA!!! Lion-O (even the names screams "give me some man love!") looks like he's ready for the pattented Thunder Cats Thunder-Fanny-Clap in that picture! :lol: