Movie News: Original G1 Voice Actors Unlikley for New Movie

Transformers News: Movie News: Original G1 Voice Actors Unlikley for New Movie

Monday, July 25th, 2005 8:50AM CDT

Categories: Cartoon News, Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom   Views: 27,903
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, a producer on the forthcoming Transformers Live Action Movie has has told The Movie Reporter it is unlikley original voice actors from the G1 cartoon series will reprise thier roles in the new movie:

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.

See the entire interview here at IESB.net
Credit(s): TFW2005
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