Transformers will be a live-action movie released by Dreamworks, with Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and Director Michael Bay. Its principle stars are Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, and Megan Fox. Character designs and special effects are being done by Industrial Light and Magic, the effects-wizards behind the Star Wars films.
Originally slated to release in the summer of 2006, the film will arrive in theatres on July 4, 2007.
The movie features a small, yellow Autobot named Bumblebee, who befriends the teenage human, Spike Witwicky. He and his fellow Autobots, the medic Ratchet, the rough-and-tumble cowboy Ironhide, and the smooth and super-cool Jazz (who has a car hood for a chest and a visor for eyes) are led by Optimus Prime, a red and blue robot with a distinctive mouthplate, windows in his chest and a grill in his stomach who transforms into a truck. Optimus Prime's nemesis is an evil, silver, bucket-headed robot named Megatron, leader of the Decepticons. The Decepticons' ranks include a pissed-off tank named Brawl, a mechanical scorpion named Scorponok, and a jet fighter named Starscream, who schemes to take command of the Decepticons from Megatron, as both sides battle over the legendary object that can grant new Transformer life.
This, of course, is nothing like Transformers.
- Barricade (Keith David)
- Megatron (Hugo Weaving)
- Sam "Spike" Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf)
- Mikaela (Megan Fox)
- Lennox (Josh Duhamel)
- Epps (Tyrese Gibson)
- Simmons (John Turturro)
- Secretary of State Keller (Jon Voight)
- "Sparkplug" Witwicky (Kevin Dunn)
- Bobby Bolivia (Bernie Mac)