Monday, January 29, 2007

The Transformers Movie - Premieres July 4, 2007

Transformers is a 2007 live action science fiction film based on the Transformers franchise and toy line. The film is directed by Michael Bay with Steven Spielberg acting as the executive producer. This adaptation is the Transformers' first feature film since the animated The Transformers: The Movie in 1986, and also sees the return of Peter Cullen as the voice of Autobot leader Optimus Prime, over 20 years since the original cartoon. The film has had intense Internet speculation, and has a release date for July 4, 2007.


Following a battle on Cybertron, events move to the Arctic Circle during the 1800s where Captain Archibald Witwicky is shown chipping away at a massive sheet of ice, only to break through it and fall into the abyss, landing on a robotic hand partially buried in the ice. He finds the eyes of Megatron staring back at him. Megatron burns a map showing the location of the mysterious Allspark into Witwicky's eyeglasses, which are handed down to his descendant, Sam (Shia LaBeouf), in the present day. When Witwicky buys his first car from dealer Bobby Bolivia (Bernie Mac), it happens to be the Autobot Bumblebee, and Witwicky comes under the protection of the Autobots as the Decepticons come looking for the map.

Elsewhere, Decepticons Blackout and Scorponok attack a United States Air Force base in Qatar in the present day. The Allspark has also been referred to as both the Energon Cube and the Energon Crystal; the earliest description credited it as "responsible for Transformer life on Earth." The Allspark is based upon the Creation Matrix of the original Transformers comics.


  • Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime: Leader of the Autobots.
  • Shia LaBeouf as Sam "Spike" Witwicky
  • Megan Fox as Mikaela
  • Jon Voight as Secretary of State Keller
  • Josh Duhamel as Lennox: Captain of a Special Ops team in Qatar.
  • Tyrese Gibson as Epps: A combat controller.
  • John Turturro as Simmons: Head of Sector 7, a secret government group.
  • Kevin Dunn as "Sparkplug" Witwicky: Sam's father.
  • Julie White as Mrs. Witwicky
  • Rachael Taylor as Maggie
  • Bernie Mac as Bobby Bolivia
  • Travis Van Winkle as Trent
  • Anthony Anderson as Glen
Sequels are already in the works, as Shia LaBeouf has already signed for 2.

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