Transformers in cinemas again!
The Transformers Movie is coming! With less
than 100 days before it goes up on cinemas all over the world, we
at TFCog.com launch our very own site on the massive blockbuster release.
The feature, based on the globally popular Transformers franchise, will be directed by Michael Bay (“The Rock,” “Armageddon”, "Bad Boys") from a screenplay being written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Alias", "Mission Impossible III", “The Island”). Steven Spielberg (“War of the Worlds”) is executive producing the film, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Constantine", “Four Brothers”), Tom DeSanto (“X-Men” and “X2: X-Men United”) and Don Murphy (“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”) serving as co-executive producers.
In making the announcement, DreamWorks head of distribution Jim Tharp stated, “Under the direction of Michael Bay, and with Steven Spielberg executive producing, we know that ‘Transformers’ is going to be the kind of explosive action movie that is perfect for the height of the summer movie season. By staking our claim on the 4th of July, 2007, we ensure that we not only have the time to make this movie the way it should be made, but also to build excitement and awareness leading up to its release.”
The writers said the concept of alien robots who are able to
change into ordinary-looking Earth vehicles was an intriguing premise. A darker
parallel to contemporary times: The robots destroyed their home planet in a war
over energy. "The Transformers as a race are sentient emotional beings, and
they share our characteristics," Orci says. "They arrived on our
planet when we face similar kinds of wars and are able to say, 'We are not that
different from the humans.' "
Prime (voiced in the movie by original cartoon actor Peter Cullen) is the leader of the Autobots, protector robots from the alien planet Cybertron, where mechanisms evolved into living beings. On Earth, Prime changes from a robot into a thundering big rig to disguise his identity. The smooth curves of his red, white and blue façade suggest a kind of solid comfort.
In contrast, his nemesis Megatron — a fascist politician on his home world whose motto was "Peace through tyranny" — has a jagged, colorless metal face with a covering that suggests the exposed jaw of a skull or insectlike pincers.