Fans of the animated Transformers series can get the inside scoop on director Michael Bay’s upcoming live-action/CG feature film adaptation during a live Yahoo! video chat with the writers tomorrow, Aug. 18. Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci will shed light on the production and answer questions beginning at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. E/T.
In addition to dishing on story elements of the movie, the scribes will apparently reveal which Autobots and Decepticons will appear in glorious CG in this machine vs. machine showdown. Registered members of the movie’s official web site (www.transformersmovie.com) can submit questions in advance via e-mail. The site will post the link for the Yahoo! chat tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Based on the hugely successful Hasbro toys that changed from vehicles to towering robots, the Transformers animated TV series ran from 1984 through 1987. Produced by Hasbro, Marvel and Toei Doga, the show centered on the battle between good robots led by Optimus Prime and evil ones controlled by Megatron. An animated feature film, Transformers: the Movie, was released in 1986. A 20th anniversary special edition DVD of the film will be released by the home entertainment group of Sony BMG Music Ent. in November.
Exec produced by DreamWorks principal Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures’ Transformers is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 4, 2007. The cartoon series, Transformers: Energon, airs on Cartoon Network in the U.S.