The 2nd Dimension

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Live Action Transformers release date

According to E! Online children of the '80s will be sucked into a state of euphoric nastalgia yet again with the realease of the live action Transformers movie.

Dreamworks and Paramount have scheduled the movie for release on July 4, 2007. Michael Bay is lined up to direct and Steven Spielberg will be executive producer. (No actors or writers have yet been announced.)

"The diehard fans will like it as long as it stays true to Transformers roots and doesn't stray too far from the ideals that we grew up with," Brendan Reilly, co-Webmaster of The Transformers Archive (, said in an email interview about the movie announcement. "The casual or un-familar fan will need to see something awesome to win them over, although a 40-foot robot is usually pretty cool."

Looks like the marketing machine already has its gears churning, as there is a new official website, a new animated series on Cartoon network called Transformers: Cybertron, a promotional deal with Burger King starting in August, and "an 18-wheel truck touting the franchise's considerable wares" to be displayed in the convention hall at the Comic-Con International in San Diego.

On a somewhat related note, the article also mentions that the only other movie scheduled for 2007 is Spiderman 3. James Cameron's Battle Angel was orignially scheduled to be released for that year but has presumably pushed that date back due to difficulty in adapting the script. Too bad since it would have made it quite a year to look forward to if all three movies were being released. Now it only somewhat kicks ass.

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