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    LaBeouf and the Transformers

    News that there is actually some progress on the live action Transformers film. Shia LaBeouf is apparently the frontrunner to play the human lead. This link also has a breakdown of the other roles to be cast:
    http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/060329g.php

    If they cast him, and are smart enough to get most of the original voice actors, i will be extremely pleased and excited for this film.




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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    Yep, Shia has supposedly been approached but no word on whether he has taken the role or not. From one of the Producers, Don Murphy, the names on that list aren't exactly the names that will be in the film.

    I actually submitted my headshots for the role of Glen... would've preferred the role Shia is up for, but he does kind of fit the role description better, so I hope he takes it.

    I am still on the fence about the original VA's though. I don't think it's an absolute necessity, but it would be cool.
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    Well, it would be a little tough to get Chris Latta...
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    Furthermore...

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Murphy
    By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel

    Shia LaBeouf is in final negotiations to star in "Transformers," the DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures live-action adaptation of the 1980s Hasbro toy line of giant robots that morph into cars, trucks, planes, ships and other technological creations.

    Michael Bay is directing the movie, which is being produced by Angry Films' Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Steven Spielberg is executive producing.

    In Transformers lore, the robots are divided into two groups: the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, who believe in tolerance and the sanctity of life; and the Decepticons, led by Megatron, who espouse survival of the fittest and the extermination of biological life.

    LaBeouf will play Spike Witwicky, an 18-year-old on the lookout for his first car. When he buys one, he discovers it is actually an elite sentinel for the Autobots.

    The original script is by John Rogers, while Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci penned the most recent draft.

    Hasbro's Brian Goldner also is exec producing.

    The movie, which has a July 4, 2007, release date, is set to start shooting in Los Angeles in May.

    Adam Goodman is overseeing for DreamWorks.

    LaBeouf will now have the distinction of starring in the first two DreamWorks movies to go before cameras since Paramount acquired the studio -- he also is starring in DreamWorks' "Disturbia," which starts shooting Friday. He most recently starred in "The Greatest Game Ever Played" and will next appear in "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," followed by Emilio Estevez's "Bobby."

    LaBeouf is repped by Endeavor and the Beverly Hecht Agency, John Crosby Management and attorney Matthew Saver.
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    Adding a few more to the cast... http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/060421a.php

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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    My younger two daughters have discovered the joy of Transformers with the new Star Wars ones. We'll be lining up to see a *good* Transformers movie.

    I can't believe I just wrote the words "good Transformers movie."

    But seriously, Transformers are huge in our household right now.

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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    I've been rather excited by this since I heard about it (I have a decepticons steering wheel cover in my car, after all).

    But will Eric Idle be voicing one of them? And will Dare to Be Stupid be played during a battle for no apparent reason?
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    I have but one response for you FB...

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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    Ain't It Cool News posted an interview with Director Michael Bay about the movie:

    http://aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23105
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkerbell
    My younger two daughters have discovered the joy of Transformers with the new Star Wars ones.
    Well if they liked those, imagine how they would feel if you got them some really good transformers then? Like from the Cybertron series...

    The only good Star Wars TFs are Vader and Maul... maybe Boba... the others are things I can't say on this board.

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkerbell
    I can't believe I just wrote the words "good Transformers movie."
    Why? The first movie was good in it's own right too... I'm not saying it's great, but it's good.
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    The official movie site has launched:

    http://www.transformersmovie.com/

    There isn't very much content yet, but it does look pretty cool. The main attraction at the moment is a countdown clock, supposedly leading up to the first teaser trailer.




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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    For anyone interested, the official Teaser Trailer for the movie has been released, ahead of schedule, on the official movie site (see post above for link)

    I like it

    But I guess that kind of goes without saying... heheh.

    It's also rumored to be attached to the new Pirates movie starting July 7th.
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    Geeks of the world rejoice! The producer of the film was interviewed on G4 this weekend live from Comic Con and he announced that the voice of Optimus Prime will be provided by....

    Peter Cullen!

    Yes, that's right. the one, the only, the original Prime will be back! For me, no other voice would be acceptable for the character. It just wouldn't feel right.

    *and for the Disney geeks Cullen has also done a fair amount of voice work on Disney projects, most notably as the voice of Eeyore.




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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    The writers revealed yesterday which robot characters will officially be featured in the film. Here's the line up:


    Autobots
    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Jazz
    Ratchet
    Ironhide

    Decepticons
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Brawl
    Bonecrusher
    Barricade
    Scorponok
    Frenzy
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    Re: LaBeouf and the Transformers

    I am a total TF geek and I am seriously looking forward to this movie. I only hope that it can live up to the hype.
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