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Transformers Movie NewsIan Bryce has posted a few updates over on Don Murphy's Message Board regarding the new Live Action Transformers Movie. Here are the updates.

....casting news should begin to surface within next month....at least one XL star wants to be in the film....casting is taking place in L.A. Scheduled to start location filming by June 1st....
Currently all locations are in Continental U.S.
Currently looking at one location on East Coast

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 27th February 2006 at 09:48:20 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsPress Release
The Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS - News) and Activision, Inc, (NASDAQ: ATVI - News), a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software products, announced today a license that grants Activision the global rights, excluding Japan, to develop console, handheld and PC games based on Hasbro's renowned TRANSFORMERS brand. The first game will be tied to the much-anticipated July 4, 2007 movie release of the live action TRANSFORMERS film from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures.

The TRANSFORMERS brand has been one of the best-selling boys' action brands in a wide-range of categories, from toys to publishing to apparel, since its launch as a global property in 1984. Hasbro is currently gearing up to activate one of the Company's most ambitious worldwide marketing and merchandising programs yet to coincide with the live action movie in 2007.

"We are thrilled to work with Activision to bring the widely popular TRANSFORMERS brand to the world of digital entertainment and introduce millions of consumers to our best-known TRANSFORMER and biggest hero of all time--OPTIMUS PRIME," said Jane Ritson-Parsons, president of the Hasbro Properties Group (HPG). "As the leading developer of video games, Activision shares our passion and excitement for the TRANSFORMERS story line. We know this world-class and creative team will bring TRANSFORMERS to life in powerful and exciting ways as we immerse a broad audience in this pop-culture phenomenon."

"TRANSFORMERS has all of the elements necessary to translate incredibly well into video games," said Mike Griffith, president and CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. "We look forward to bringing the TRANSFORMERS robots to life with the latest interactive technology and graphics."

The announcement of Activision as the global game publisher for the TRANSFORMERS brand marks the beginning of Hasbro's commitment to bring its well-known toy and game brands further into the digital media space. This effort follows the reacquisition of its video gaming rights from Infogrames Entertainment SA in June 2005.

"Video gaming is a natural next step for our classic properties as children and adults alike live more of their lives around technology," said Ritson-Parsons. "We see the digital arena as a great complement to the lifestyle experiences that we're providing to consumers in a variety of categories."

In addition to console, handheld and PC-based games, Hasbro plans to expand the TRANSFORMERS brand's reach through ring tones, mobile gaming and a host of other products for gaming fans of all ages.

The live-action TRANSFORMERS movie from DreamWorks Pictures, Hasbro and Paramount Pictures, will be directed by Michael Bay ("The Rock" and "Armageddon") from a screenplay being written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Mission Impossible: 3"). Tom DeSanto ("X-Men" and "X2: X-Men United"), Don Murphy ("The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen") and Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Four Brothers") are producing the film, with Steven Spielberg and Hasbro's Brian Goldner executive producing.

About ACTIVISION

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

About the HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP

The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS - News), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.

About HASBRO

Hasbro (NYSE: HAS - News) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.


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MS&L PR
Alexandra Smiley, 617-437-7722
alexandra.smiley@mslpr.com
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Maryanne Lataif, 310-255-2704
mlataif@activision.com

Source: Hasbro

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 13th February 2006 at 15:02:09 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsMCV, Music, Computer, Video magazine's website has an article regarding Activision, a UK computer game's company, having snapped up the rights to next year's blockbuster Transformers movie.

Thanks to Seibertron for the heads up.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Saturday, 14th January 2006 at 10:54:38 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsIts is currently being reported by several media sources, that the Transformers Movie film will be shot in Spring 2006, Vancouver Canada. In reponse to this Don Murphy has posted the following comment on his message board here.

There is Zero truth to this.
Michael has categorically stated that he is shooting in the United States.
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Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 17th December 2005 at 10:18:10 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsTransformers Movie line producer, Ian Bryce, dropped by Don Murphy's message board here, with some updates on the progress of the new move.

Hello all.... lots of design and location scouting going on at present....exploring locations all over U.S. (and elsewhere)....many states offer filming rebates/incentives....checking all out....many cool designs already....Bay very excited....

And...
Design team includes Jeff Mann (Terminator 3) and many great illustrators who have worked on many big studio films.....also have full location staff and starting set designs.....ILM (Lucas' visual effects house) also working with us on elements of the robot designs.....things moving forward.....working on budget.....hiring will accelerate in January....aiming for summer filming.....may film one sequence early (April)....

Credit to The AllSpark for the news.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 15th December 2005 at 12:54:59 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsIn an update on Don Murphy's Message Board, writer Roberto Orci stated that Arcee has now been dropped from the new Transformers Movie.

"I hope that all those who hate Arcee will be gracious to those who love her. And to all those who wanted to see her, you should know the decision was not based on a mere dislike of the character, nor an attempt to defeminize the franchise. The decision is, at this point, story driven."<

You can read the original post here.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 14th December 2005 at 08:15:08 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsDon Murphy posted his Sunday update on the progress of the Transformers Movie on Saturday. You can read this weeks thread here and last weeks here.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 28th November 2005 at 11:20:33 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsTF Live has been updated with questions from the writers of the upcoming Live Action Transformers movie. The writers are asking for a list of the top ten Decepticons.

"I can tell you this, it ended up being more than we originally thought or have stated publicly. You can just about double the list we gave out in previous interviews. So maybe a top ten list would be appreciated in the final hours. " - Roberto Orci, writer on TF Movie

Apparently the script is nearly complete. Now why ask for a top 10 after the script is nearly done? Beats me unless they have spots for generic appearances. Either way you can pipe in with your top 10. Just be aware asking for a list and using a list are worlds apart.


You can see the original thread on Don Murphy's Message Board

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Thursday, 3rd November 2005 at 14:30:10 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsIESB.net sat down with producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to talk about how the Transformers film is progressing. The answers may upset some fans

Here is a copy of the, very brief, Q&A that they held.

IESB: Is the Transformers movie going stay true to the comics and the very well known Gen 1 cartoons and storyline?
di Bonaventura: We are going to stay true to the Transformers.

IESB: How much did the John Rogers script change or was it a complete rewrite?
di Bonaventura: It will be a completely different movie and it is a completely different script.

IESB: Don Murphy has been very vocal of his desire of using some of the original voice over actors such as Frank Welker and Peter Cullen in the film, do you, Spielberg and Bay feel the same?
di Bonaventura: No, I don't believe that is going to happen, I don't know why you would want the original voice over actors. Here you go, this is going to be the process, we are going to meet a lot of people for the voice over's and those guy's might end up being it but making the assumption going in [that the original actors will be used] is I think kind of silly actually. I think people want the best actors to do it. The best Optimus Prime and the best you know, all these characters, you know you want , hmm, I understand I grew up with them too, so you want to be true to characters. I think what's important is being true to them. I don't think being true to them means in literally using the same voice over actors. Some of those guys are TV cartoon guy's. I want get better characters if we can. Some of them might be able to do that and some may not, I am sure that they will get the opportunity.

IESB: Michael Bay has said that the Transformers will be shot 100% in the gold ole U.S.A., is that still the plan?
di Bonaventura: Yes, I think that will be the case.

ISEB.net also spoke with the writers of the G.I. Joe live action film, David Elliot and Paul Lovett, and were told that ...(they) are planning to have all the traditional heroes and villains including Destro. What was interesting was that at this time Destro would not wear the traditional mask but that Cobra Commander would be just the way we remember him. Now we know and knowing is half the battle.....Go Joe.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 25th July 2005 at 08:33:05 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsTransformersLive has a nice little video of Steven Spielburg talking about the upcoming Transformers movie, and his plans of several sequals.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Sunday, 17th July 2005 at 21:38:50 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsThe official Transformers Movie website has launched and can be found at www.transformerslive.com. Most of the site is still coming soon but the message board is already up and running.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 14th July 2005 at 11:25:31 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsHasbro have updated Transformers.com with a Q&A here.

As the TRANSFORMERS team once again heads to Comic Con, they put together some Q&A and a sneak peak of what will be shown.

"We have an incredibly devoted fan base for TRANSFORMERS and are fortunate to be working with some of the entertainment industry's leading companies in expanding the ways that fans can experience the TRANSFORMERS saga," said Greg Lombardo, Director of Marketing for TRANSFORMERS.

Q. What will you be showing at Comic Con?
A. While we debuted CYBERTRON at Toy Fair, Comic Con will be the first time fans can see CYBERTRON TRANSFORMERS in person. We'll be showing virtually all the Cybertron toys slated for this fall, all the fall exclusives, and a number of new Alternators models. We'll also unveiling a new assortment for the first time - Mini-con Battle Packs that will be launching in the Spring.

Q. Can I buy TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON at Comic Con?
A. We will be offering the 1st wave of our Deluxe Assortment and new Legends Assortment at the Hasbro booth at Comic-con. Most other Transformers Assortments will be available to purchase at HasbroToyShop.com.

Q. Any big announcements at Comic Con/What's going on with the movie?
A. DreamWorks Pictures announced that they have set 07-04-07 (July 4th) for the domestic release of the new, live-action TRANSFORMERS movie. The official movie website will launch this Tuesday! You can access the new movie site at http://www.Transformers.com!
TRANSFORMERS fans should be sure to stop by both DreamWorks booths at Comic Con. A special TRANSFORMERS sizzle will be shown in the DreamWorks Animation booth and at the Hasbro TRANSFORMERS panel on Friday JULY 15 from 2:00-3:00pm in ROOM 2. As for second DreamWorks "booth", well let's just say, it'll be pretty hard to miss and it's in a "PRIME" location!

Q. What's been the reaction to CYBERTRON on CARTOON NETWORK?
A. CYBERTRON debuted at the beginning of the month as part of Cartoon Network's Toonami Block. Catch it every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EST!

Q. Was the theme song updated? It sounds a little different.
A. Grammy-nominated DJ, Paul Oakenfold, re-mixed the theme song earlier this year specifically for the TRANSFORMERS: CYBERTRON! It's sounds really cool. Go here to download it for free!

Q. Can you tell us more about the TRANSFORMERS comic books?
A. We're excited to be working IDW Publishing as they re-launch the new line of TRANSFORMERS comics. The first comic will be a special introductory "0" issue and is scheduled to debut this October. The next comic in the series is expected in January 2006 and will include the classic Generation One (G1) storyline, as well as new plotlines, and new series.

Q. Is it true that you're doing something with Burger King?
A. Yes, the TRANSFORMERS Burger King promotion begins August 8th and is scheduled to run through September 4th. Four favorite TRANSFORMERS characters will be featured: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Jetfire and Red Alert. The figures will really transform and feature all new tooling.

Q. Are there any updates on BotCon?
A. Fun Publications is launching their first TRANSFORMERS Collectors' Convention in Frisco, TX and we are really excited about seeing what Brian and his team can do with BotCon! Everyone here has put a lot of effort into the convention from the exclusive figures to planning details and we can't wait to see it all come together. BotCon is a way for us to meet directly with TRANSFORMERS fans. So, be sure to mark September 22-25th on your calendars!

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 13th July 2005 at 13:38:32 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsTo try to clarify things for the people that paniced at Sundays TF:Movie news Don Murphy has posted some more comments on his message board that should eleviate any fears people may have.

What is happening on Transformers is what happens on films ALL THE TIME. Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks, Hasbro and I are committed to making a GREAT TF film. We'd rather not make an okay one. And so it is taking longer than we hoped to get off the launch pad. We still will launch. It will be GREAT and then we will make sequel after sequel.

There is no doubt that this is true. I just like to share with you guys the blips and the crannies- but the film itself is not in the slightest peril.

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 11th July 2005 at 17:33:20 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsDon Murphy has confirmed that Michael Bay has now signed on for the new Transformers Movie. You can read Don's latest "Sunday Update" here

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Monday, 30th May 2005 at 08:54:02 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Movie NewsIn his 'regular' Sunday update, Don Murphy posted a few brief words on the progress of the Transformers Movie.

....On the TF front Dreamworks is working day and night to finalize the Comicon Plans
Bay is almost at the finish line with the deal
the writers might finish the newest draft this week

Category: Transformers Movie News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 16th May 2005 at 08:44:41 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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