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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Optimus crime...



Yet another big-screen "re-imagining" of a piece of so-so 1980's TV crud:
Toymaker Hasbro's popular Transformers action figures will be seen on the silver screen.

DreamWorks film company, co-founded by Steven Spielberg, will oversee the live-action movie, scheduled for release in summer 2006.
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I never did see the attraction in the series, but I suppose there are enough brainless idiots fans out there (including a video-room organiser for a local S/F convention - who shall remain nameless) that Dreamworks (and, more importantly, Hasbro) thinks the project will make some serious coin. I suspect another poorly-plotted, effects-driven schlockfest is on the way.

For those of you who take your shape-shifting robots less seriously, you can check out Razormoon's DECEPTICONSORT site...(but not while the Boss is watching, okay?)