This is a live-update article and it will be updated as new details about Transformers One come our way. This is what we know so far.
It's like a trip down memory lane for Transformers fans! The animated roots of this iconic franchise are coming alive once again with "Transformers One." Think about those classic shape-shifting toys from the '80s and the old-school TV series. That's the vibe we're getting here, and it's been a long four decades since we last saw something like this. This animated flick is all set to rekindle those childhood memories for many!
Originally set for July 2024, "Transformers One" will now hit theaters on September 13, 2024. While the reasons for the delay are a bit hazy, the anticipation only builds up. And after its theatrical release, catch it on VOD and potentially on Paramount+.
Do you remember the 2007 blockbuster movie with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox? Well, that was just the beginning. Since then, we have had six more Transformers movies with different casts and directors. However, "Transformers One" is taking us back to the drawing board - in a more literal sense. This animated approach is a refreshing change and promises to bring a lighter and more original feel to the story we all know and love.
This time around, we are going straight to Cybertron, which is the home planet of the Transformers. In this movie, we will see the legendary Optimus Prime and Megatron showcasing their journey from friends to foes. The story delves deep into themes like societal inequality, which is pretty unique for a franchise based on children's toys, right?
With animation comes the opportunity to shake things up with the voice cast. Chris Hemsworth brings life to Optimus Prime, while Scarlett Johansson voices Elita. They're joined by other big names like Keegan Michael-Key, Laurence Fishburne, Jon Hamm, and Brian Tyree Henry, ensuring this isn't just another run-of-the-mill animation.
Steven Spielberg continues to sprinkle his magic as the executive producer. The directing reins are held by Josh Cooley, known for his work on "Toy Story 4." The script is penned by a talented team, including the duo behind "Ant-Man and the Wasp." And of course, the visual spectacle is courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic, the geniuses behind "Bumblebee."
"Transformers One" isn't just another addition to the franchise – it's a revival of the original spirit that captivated fans worldwide. With its nostalgic roots, star-studded cast, and creative powerhouse, this animated adventure is gearing up to be a memorable ride. Stay tuned for more updates as we await its release!