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Flare
14th July 05, 03:43 PM
I do believe I will have to go see this!

They better get the original guy to do Starscreams voice. You just simply can't get better than the mix of whiney, high pitched bitching encoded in his voice and related to his personality. Anyone else just won't be able to pull it off.

Megatron and Optimus Prime can be pulled off by other people... maybe even James Earl Jones for Optimus? But Starscream was and is utterly unique.


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=794&e=5&u=/eo/20050714/en_movies_eo/16938



By Joal Ryan Wed Jul 13, 8:35 PM ET


Optimus Prime has a prime release date: The Fourth of July.

Transformers, the long-planned, live-action movie based on the robot-morphing cartoon, comic and toy franchise, will roll into theaters July 4, 2007, DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures announced Wednesday.

Michael Bay (http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=Michael+Bay) (The Island, The Rock) will direct;
Steven Spielberg (http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=Steven+Spielberg) will executive produce.

Children of the 1980s likely will be champing at the tie-in lunchbox.

"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 (www.tfarchive.com (http://www.tfarchive.com)), 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."

Cool-looking robots who convert themselves into battle tanks and other vehicles in order blow up things real good are at the mechanical heart of the Transformers, the classic tale of good automaton (the Autobots) versus evil automaton (the Decepticons) in a battle for control of Earth. Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots; Megatron, the dark lord of the Decepticons. Both Autobots and Decepticons hail from the planet Cybertron. All this backstory and more was revealed in Transformers, the syndicated cartoon series launched in 1984 with the help of toy-maker Hasbro, which simultaneously--and savvily--launched a still-thriving merchandise line.

No less savvy today, the makers of the new Transformers movie have already begun a full-scale offensive. The new official Website (www.transformers.com (http://www.transformers.com)) went up Tuesday. Transformers: Cybertron, the latest animated series, launched this month on Cartoon Network. Burger King cooks up a monthlong action-figure promotion beginning in August. And this weekend in San Diego, on the occasion of Comic-Con International, the geek world's largest annual gawkfest, an 18-wheel truck touting the franchise's considerable wares will be beached in the convention hall.

In theory then, this thing ain't going to be Transformers: The Movie.

Transformers: The Movie was the little-loved 1986 animated feature that gave Optimus Prime, Megatron, et al., their first crack at the silver screen. Much as Fox is planning to right past cinematic wrongs with an all-new, A-list take on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, another 1980s cartoon/toy phenomenon that spawned a cheeseball 1980s film, the new Transformers crew is looking to take its property upscale.

In a message board Monday post on his personal Website (www.donmurphy.net (http://www.donmurphy.net)), Don Murphy, a Transformers co-executive producer, said Spielberg, DreamWorks and Hasbro are committed to making a film that is no less than "GREAT" (the capital letters are all his).

"It will be GREAT," Murphy continued, "and then we will make sequel after sequel. There is no doubt that this is true."

With excellence promised, the powers that be now need only to lock in actors and writers--none were announced Wednesday--and start cameras rolling. Time, after all, is of the essence. In publicly staking claim to July 4, 2007, DreamWorks and Paramount become the first studios to reserve that holiday date for their own. Currently, the only other release on the 2007 calendar is Spider-Man 3, set for May 4 of that year.

Until Transformers debuts in theaters, and after Comic-Con wraps, its considerable fandom can busy itself with BotCon (www.transformersclub.com/conventions/frisco/ (http://www.transformersclub.com/conventions/frisco/)), described by organizer Brian Savage as being "like a giant group hug for everyone who enjoys Transformers."

Scheduled for Sept. 22-25 in Frisco, Texas, the latest edition of BotCon--the event is more than 10 years old--is expected to draw as many as 5,000 devotees of the shape-changing robots. "The whole movie announcement just adds more fire and fuel," said Savage, director of Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors Club.

The way Savage sees it, the unlikely secret to the Transformers' success is: Personality. Anyone, he said, can make a transforming robot.

"But guess what? It's not Optimus Prime."

Aaranar
14th July 05, 07:00 PM
Sneak Preview http://www.compfused.com/directlink/349/

Transformers :The Movie wasn't bad for the time period it was made, and that it was partly funded by the NEA. It tied in pretty well with the comic book printing at the time and the morning cartoon that was running. The Beastwars toons were the best though, even though the computer animation was clunky.

It'll be interesting to see if they go with the origional robot/vehicle designs or the second generation set where all the robot forms were humanoid. Somehow I doubt Megaton will be a robot/handgun w/ shoulder stock.

Nikalos_2
15th July 05, 09:03 AM
You got the touchhhhhhhh.....

Stick
29th July 06, 01:37 PM
The original voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, has been tapped to reprise his role for the live action movie.

Phrost
29th July 06, 01:43 PM
Yeah, I read that. That's fucking awesome.

Xioxou
29th July 06, 03:37 PM
All I know is Soundwave better make an apperance. "Cries and screams are music to my ears."

How bad ass is a transforming tape deck? Very. Thats how... uh, bad ass.

Phrost
29th July 06, 03:49 PM
They said they weren't going to do mass shifting though. Besides, he'd probably be a fucking iPod.

Yiktin Voxbane
30th July 06, 07:21 AM
Besides, he'd probably be a fucking iPod.

LOL !

Derreck
30th July 06, 04:29 PM
Will they have to modernize Soundwave? Maybe they could turn him into a fucking betama... err... how about a minidi... umm... fuckit.

EDIT: The fuck?! Phrack fucking stripped me of my powers! I AM POWERLESS! After my years of service! YOU RAT FUCK!

Phrost
30th July 06, 07:54 PM
Just another glitch. You're still a mod.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th July 06, 10:21 PM
They better get the original guy to do Starscreams voice. You just simply can't get better than the mix of whiney, high pitched bitching encoded in his voice and related to his personality. Anyone else just won't be able to pull it off.

lol

Derreck
31st July 06, 03:49 PM
Your mom's still a mod, powerstripping cock-noisseur. :(

Nate1481
31st July 06, 08:17 PM
They said they weren't going to do mass shifting though. Besides, he'd probably be a fucking iPod.

If he's an iPod what are they going 2 do with the Mini-Cassettes Ravage, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravage_%28Transformers%29) Laserbeak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laserbeak), Rumble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumble_%28Transformers%29), Buzzsaw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzsaw) and Frenzy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenzy_%28Transformers%29)?

Phrost
31st July 06, 08:27 PM
Obviously they're evil, DRM free, downloadable MP3 files.

JimmyTheHutt
2nd August 06, 02:40 PM
I think the guy who did StarScream (and Cobra Commander) is no longer among us.

As it is, this thing terrifies me. Certain things should just be left alone. The Transformers is one of them. I have good memories of them. I am content to just live with those memories.

Veritas et Lux!
Jimmy The Hutt

Halfrican
4th August 06, 09:21 PM
The original animated transformers movie is one of the best movies ever made.

Derreck
5th August 06, 05:52 AM
I hope to the buddha they don't fuck this up. :( The child in me wants it to be good so badly.

So does the adult who bought Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus so he could combine them to form Omega Prime, the most powerful weapon in the Autobots' arsenal against those cocksucking Decepticons.

Riddeck
5th August 06, 10:12 PM
"those cocksucking Decepticons"


Those cocksucking Decepticons.


Brilliant.

Neil-o-Mac
10th August 06, 02:21 AM
I think the guy who did StarScream (and Cobra Commander) is no longer among us.

Yeah, he died about 12 years ago. The guy who did the voice for Jazz (Scatman Crothers) is dead too.

Asriel
15th August 06, 12:03 PM
As Phrost said, they're not doing Mass shifting so Megatron will be transorming into a Tank

JimmyTheHutt
15th August 06, 04:11 PM
Yeah, he died about 12 years ago. The guy who did the voice for Jazz (Scatman Crothers) is dead too.

Then there is officially no point to this movie :).


Veritas et Lux!
Jimmy The Hutt

Halfrican
15th August 06, 07:45 PM
I've already lost faith in this after finding out they re-modeled optimus prime to a Peterbilt 379...which is a LONG NOSE Semi....that's like re-making American History X with Denzel Washington as Derek.

Phrost
15th August 06, 10:05 PM
Eminem as his confused younger brother.

Ouden
17th August 06, 02:37 PM
GI Joe vs. Transformers -- greatest comic book ever.

MartialArtN00b
20th August 06, 10:55 PM
they got the list of bots thatll be popping out in the movie
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/comments/?entryid=355214

Autobots:




Optimus Prime
Bumblebee -- scout
Jazz
Ratchet -- a medical officer; in the cartoon, he was an ambulance; in the movie, he'll be some kind of emergency vehicle
Ironhide -- a tough soldier; classic cowboy; Optimus' oldest friendAutobot Human:

SpikeDecepticons:

Megatron
Starscream -- obeys Megatron, but wants to overthrow him
Brawl -- an extremely pissed off Decepticon
Bonecrusher -- closest thing to a constructicon; hates all other Decepticons except Megatron
Barricade -- hunter of the group, scouting for Autobots; transforms to cop car as an ironic symbol of authority
Scorponok
Frenzy -- a smaller form, able to infiltrate around you and not be seen -- a "stealth spy"; can hide under desks
Blackout -- takes out the ability to fight back; hits electronics (EMP); is the biggest vehicle, transports other Decepticons
Scorponok? WTF beast wars?

Keith
21st August 06, 02:54 AM
This is starting to sound like it will suck due to too much fucking with it. I'll keep my memories of the old cartoons thank you.

Bluto Blutarsky
25th August 06, 09:43 AM
Sneak Preview http://www.compfused.com/directlink/349/

Transformers :The Movie wasn't bad for the time period it was made, and that it was partly funded by the NEA. It tied in pretty well with the comic book printing at the time and the morning cartoon that was running. The Beastwars toons were the best though, even though the computer animation was clunky.

It'll be interesting to see if they go with the origional robot/vehicle designs or the second generation set where all the robot forms were humanoid. Somehow I doubt Megaton will be a robot/handgun w/ shoulder stock.

Thats Metal Gear not transformers.

Truculent Sheep
25th August 06, 10:30 AM
Frank Welker, who provided the voices for both Megatron and Soundwave in the cartoon, will also be doing so in the film...

JimmyTheHutt
26th August 06, 04:06 PM
Frank Welker, who provided the voices for both Megatron and Soundwave in the cartoon, will also be doing so in the film...

Well, at least one thing is right then.

Veritas et Lux!
Jimmy The Hutt