Sci-Fi Transformers live action movie taking shape

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Code Monkey
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From Cinescape comes word that the live action Transformers movie is taking shape. I remember watching the cartoons as a kid in the 80's but I just can't picture them as a live-action movie. Time will tell.

TRANSFORMERS finds a home and a release date
Movie eyed for summer 2006 release

While Transformers producer Don Murphy said on his website that there would be a major announcement concerning his project at the San Diego Comic Convention, it turns out that the trades beat him to the punch. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are running stories that Murphy and Tom DeSanto's live-action Transformers film has found a shared home; both DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures will share in the development of the movie, with a summer 2006 release date eyed. The former movie studio will handle domestic distribution while the latter will take care of international markets.

DreamWorks co-founder Steven Spielberg will come on to serve as an executive producer on the project. HAsbro, the manufacturers of the toy line that serves as inspiration for the film, will remain an active participant in the development of the movie's storyline, production, marketing and related merchandising.

As yet no writer, director or acting talent have signed on.