DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures have teamed up to bring THE TRANSFORMERS to the big screen. Angry Films heads Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto, who exec produced the X-MEN films, will produce the live-action feature, along with Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The film will be based on a story by DeSanto. Steven Spielberg will exec produce. As part of the agreement, DreamWorks will handle domestic distribution with Paramount handling the film internationally.
Hasbro and TRANSFORMERS co-developer Takara will work with the studios on creative development, marketing and promotions and will manage merchandising in conjunction with the release of the film. The studios hope to release the film in summer 2006.