Sunday, July 14, 2024

Transformers One Clip from Kids' Choice Awards

As part of the Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon, a scene from Transformers One was shown. The scene seems to occur shortly after the four get their Transformation Cogs for the first time from Alpha Trion. Should be noted that in Transformers lore they are born with the cogs and from the cartoons damaging them can prevent transformation. Being Cybertronians/Transformers and all this new take is a rather odd choice for the writers and director to take as takes away a core part of what Transformers are and just makes it an upgrade no different then a software update or some hardware add-on.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Lego Bumblebee Official Set Revealed

Lego Optimus Prime will soon have companion on store shelves. Lego has announced that Transformers Bumblebee (set #10338) will be release on July 4, 2024 for $89.99. Lego Insiders will have shot to order the set early on July 1. The set will have 950 pieces, will stand at around 9.5 inches (25 cm) tall and will transform into his vehicle mode. His accessories will include an ion blaster, jet pack and display. The product page is up on now.

Writer Chosen for Transformers, G.I. Joe Crossover Film

Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover movie has been assigned a writer. Derek Connolly has been tapped to write the film. His previous writing work includes Jurassic World films, Kong: Skull Island, Detective Pikachu, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and also The Legend of Zelda. His work doesn't exactly win over critics but most of his films have been commercial successes and he does show an ability with action films which ultimately is what Transformers and G.I. films fall under. Also suspect he knows how to write to a budget which will be important for the next film considering Rise of the Beasts probably broke even so Paramount and Hasbro are going to be more budget conscious. Currently no story information or release date set for the film.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Transformers One First Screening Goes Well

The first screening of Transformers One went well according to The Hollywood Reporter. Director Josh Cooley and Paramount Animation President Ramsey Naito provided an unfinished version of the film to an audience in Annecy, France to preview the film. Nothing was revealed about the film itself except to say the audience seemed to enjoy the film, giving a standing ovation at the end. 

Don't read to much into that as seems to be a thing in that region as the Cannes film festival's standing ovations have become a bit of a running joke when know the creators or cast are in the audience. Still, a good first screening with an enthusiastic audience is a good start for the film. Transformers One will hit theaters on September 20. Thanks to Feris O. for the link.
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