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Transformers Movie officially set for Thanksgiving 2006

Transformers News: Transformers Movie officially set for Thanksgiving 2006
Date: Tuesday, March 15th 2005 1:04pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Rumors had appeared about pushing back the release date of the upcoming movie on the net for a while now. But now Don Murphy, producer of the Transformers live action movie, has confirmed on his site/board that the release date for the movie has indeed been pushed back. The release has now been set for a Thanksgiving 2006 opening.

"Whereas before we were "shooting for" Summer 06 now we have officially announced we are coming out Thanksgiving 06".

November 17th, 2006 anyone?

New writers for Transformers team announced

Transformers News: New writers for Transformers team announced
Date: Friday, February 18th 2005 12:47pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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IGN Insider has announced the names of the new writers on the team for the Angry Films/Dreamworks SKG Transformers movie on their site.

The writers are Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Both have written for TV series as Xena: Warrior Princess and the popular serie Alias. Both are also part writing teams of the upcoming movies Legend of Zorro and Mission: Impossible III

The news has been confirmed by Don Murphy himself on the board of his dm-board.

John Rogers, signing off

Transformers News: John Rogers, signing off
Date: Friday, February 18th 2005 9:10am CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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With the first draft of the Angry Films/Dreamworks SKG Transformers movie submitted and approved and Steven Spielberg putting his own people behind adapting the workings of the script, John Rogers' job is done when it comes to the movie at this time. At his weblog, John Rogers had the following to say in his latest submission.

"Trans-pals, but you may wish to take a break from inflating my hit count. No further news will be coming out of here for a while -- I won't be working on the movie for the next few months.

Nothing horrible, everything's cool. But I was technically contracted to start another movie when the Transformers gig popped up. The producers of that flick -- including one-of-us Akiva Goldsman -- were real gentlemen about the situation and stepped aside for the duration of the high-intensity TF first draft. They didn't have to, and the fact they did is one of the coolest things I've encountered in my 10-odd years of TV and film writing.

The next Transformers production pass, adressing specific producer notes, will be executed by another writer or set of writers. I'll be off doing this new project, will lock in the shooting draft for Fatal Frame (I meet with the director tomorrow) then will probably swing back in later on for a polish --I'm still under contract for TF. This is all part of the business we call "show", and you should all be assured that the project is a.) on schedule and on track and b.) still has rabidly protective and enthusiastic producers riding herd on it.

But now you only have Don and Tom DeSanto to harass. Sic 'em."

Don Murphy giving the fans new found hope!

Transformers News: Don Murphy giving the fans new found hope!
Date: Thursday, February 17th 2005 8:59pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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On the board of his private site, the co-producer of the upcoming Transformers live action movie gave fans some new found hope regarding the movie.

Murphy wrote the following on a thread on his board.

"The final decision will be made by a director....and has NOT been made yet.
But I would be VERY suprised if Cullen and Welker didn't reprise their famous roles.
Your voices have been heard.
Now move on to something else!"

In recent weeks the rumors had been flying that Steven Spielberg himself has gotten very hands on in the project of the movie. It was recently announce that a director has been appointed by spielberg (according to some sources) and the name of the director to take up the job will be announced before the end of this month.
Don Murphy added to this the following in another response on his board.

"a want some hidden news tidbits.... Steven has hand picked a writing team to come in and do some quick work on the script that he supervises".

Steven Spielberg to announce Transformers director in 3 weeks!

Transformers News: Steven Spielberg to announce Transformers director in 3 weeks!
Date: Friday, February 11th 2005 2:59pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): YankeeSR23,

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From YankeeSR23:

Spielberg Says Transformers Director Soon
Source: Sci Fi Wire February 11, 2005

Sci Fi Wire talked to Steven Spielberg who says the Transformers movie is moving ahead:

"It's happening," he said in an interview, adding, "We'll announce the director in three weeks."

John Rogers wrote the screenplay for the DreamWorks/Paramount live-action tentpole based on the popular Hasbro toys.

Just thought the fandom would wanna know.

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Transformers movie; on track! - Part 2

Transformers News: Transformers movie; on track! - Part 2
Date: Friday, January 28th 2005 2:49pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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On the heels of the earlier report, that Don Murphy stated that the people working so far on the movie have gotten together to give their approval for the first draft to the upcoming Transformers movie,... John Rogers, writer of the script, which is based on the proposal concept by the movie's second producer, Tom DeSanto, has now released his own comments about his work on his Blog

"Enough with the begging. Here's a spoiler-free update on where the movie is.

I've turned in a draft. We had a meeting yesterday (hence the light blogging) with all the producers. All are in a good mood over where the first draft landed. I was particularly pleased that Tom DeSanto, who has always been the guy riding the "Transformers are full characters" wagon, is happy with where we wound up in these early days.

All have questions which need answering, and will be answered in what is acceptably called a "producer's pass" which is really the "free-because-my-guild-has-no-stones-and-why-didn't-we strike" pass. Then, we'll continue to tweak as we meet with directors. OR, I'll be fired, and you'll have to hump over to Dean Georgaris or Ferris & Brancato's blog. Then I can finally get rip-roaring drunk over Global Frequency not being picked up.

Security is brutally tight on this flick, and there's no way I'm violating my friendly relationship with the fine Dreamworks folks, who are actually my favorite execs in the industry. I think it does no harm to say:

-- Name your favorites. They're in there.
-- Big. Robot. Fights. Robot vs. Robot (mano a mano). Robots vs. Robots (plural, havoc) Humans vs. Robots. Robots vs. cybernetically enhanced rabbits. Cybernetically enhanced rabbits vs. butler ninjas. Butler ... oh, wait, sorry, different project. But most of that's true.
-- No cute kid sidekicks.

Now go away again.

P.S. -- Oh, and Don was yanking your chain about the Soundwave/Blender thing. He's a vaccuum cleaner. A sexy, sexy vaccuum cleaner".

Transformers movie; on track!

Transformers News: Transformers movie; on track!
Date: Friday, January 28th 2005 2:29pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Views: 21,761

Main producer Don Murphy of the live action Transformers movie, which is due to hit theaters by summer 2006, has posted on his site, that he has read the first draft and the movie is right on track.

"We all met with Dreamworks. Everyone of us is happy. John will have a redraft with some changes made by NEXT weekend and then Steven will read it. Things are on track.

The fans will NEVER be happy with the movie. So all we can do is make a great movie".

First draft of Transformers movie finished!!!

Transformers News: First draft of Transformers movie finished!!!
Date: Saturday, January 22nd 2005 12:26pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Views: 23,798

Don Murphy let it slipon his board that the first draft of the upcoming Transformers movie is finished and is about to be proof read. In his post Murphy can be quoted as saying the following;

"I got the script last night delivered to my house on silver paper that can't be xeroxed- looks like a pile of tin foil".

As with any draft, the current script is always subject to change. But the first milestone has now officially been passed.

Takara to make a TF CGI movie?

Transformers News: Takara to make a TF CGI movie?
Date: Saturday, December 18th 2004 2:20am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Live Action Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: Big Grim | Credit(s): XBoB58,,

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Tfans pointed out a report by which mentions that Takara may be thinking of of creating a CGI Transformers movie.
Here is the snippet of the report focusing on Transformers:

Transformers fans will no doubt be heartened by the company’s strong focus on the line. This is hardly surprising since Transformers racked up 2,338 million yen in sales for the six months ending September 2004 making it Takara’s second-biggest hit in the Boys’ Toys Division after Duel Masters.

In one little-reported move, Takara is also working with Micott and Basara, Inc to produce a CG Transformers movie for Japan and abroad in 2006. This is apparently a separate project from the Dreamworks-helmed movie. However, I couldn’t find additional details on the web aside from the mention in Takara’s 2004 annual report and there’s no mention of it on Micott and Basara’s web site.

See the full report here.

TF Movie Screenwriter John Rogers Speaks out

Transformers News: TF Movie Screenwriter John Rogers Speaks out
Date: Tuesday, November 30th 2004 10:44pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s):,

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Screenwriter of the up coming new Transfomers Movie John Rogers has posted for the first time on Don Murphy Message Board. He talks about Spielberg, Furman, hints at characters, Decepticon shapeshifters, Human characters and talks about size-shifting.

Now, to throw you ravenous jackals some marrow. What little marrow I can without ticking off the powers-that-be. Some random stuff, with a few obscure clues for you to chew over:

Yes, Mr. Spielberg is very involved in the movie. He pitched out a couple very cool ideas during the development of the story. It's a huge frikkin' honor to be working for him, and know he takes this project very seriously.

G1. G1. G1. Period. Finito.

Size-shifting is an integral part of the movie, but basically on a scale that'll allow the transformations from earth-disguise vehicle forms to robot to make sense. Some of the power-scales of the Transformer megaweaponry here in my Simon Furman-penned guide sitting next to my computer would be a little ridiculous in a live-action movie. But I want big robots. You want big robots. We'll have some very big robots. And they will fight. I'm writing big-robot-fights. There are some days my job couldn't get cooler.

Ark? Check. Cybertron? Check. Energon Matrix? Check plus, actually. Think more about what it means in the greater sense of Transformer identity and sentience. We won't mention Primus, but that points you in the direction of why the Autobots and Decepticons want it, more than just a leadership squabble. As in: "Spark."

As to who's showing up -- If you want real, well-defined characters, we need to spend more time on the personalities of each Transformer as a charcter. Autobot faction, Decepticon faction, and humans, they all need to come across as real, um, "people." So, much like the X-Men model, a tight focus on a few leads, with an expansion in the possible second and third movie to a bigger roster.

Having said that, why wouldn't I want a cool shapeshifting spy Decepticon? Although, you know, cassettes are so passe ... I think he'd adapt a bit more ...

Freedom IS the right of every sentient being.

Who's the coolest two-seater high octane brother? I'm asking you.

And one small change -- from ambulance to fire truck. Fire truck's more interesting on-screen and to watch transform, and they're both emblematic of his personality, so I think you guys will forgive me. Or at least, I'm asking you to right now.

(this is representative of the only changes we're allowing in the movie from mythology. When we change something, we have to keep the spirit of the original intact. Don't worry, Tom and Don are breathing down my neck constantly ...)

Witwicky -- check. Witiwicky girlfriend -- modified check. Human characters in general -- like most of you have noted, not exactly the strongest factor in the original cartoon. So a lot of new ones, but they'll be vaguely familiar to fans.

No little kid sidekicks.

There will be Easter Eggs.

Some of the Decepticons don't seem that bright. Some are an absolute scream.

Megatron as a gun -- not going to happen, for the stated reasons. Alternate forms of 'Bots than just the two ... could be.

Well, that ought to keep you busy arguing among yourselves for a while. I'll check back in later this month, see ho things are going.

Thanks for all the support and interest,


Read the whole thread here look for 'jonrog1'

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