Robots in disguise
'Transformers' to Be Made Into Film(HT=Oliver Willis.)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some big names in show business are getting behind some big "robots in disguise."
"Transformers," the popular cartoon and toy franchise, is being transformed into a live-action film by director Michael Bay, screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The movie is set for a July 4, 2007, release. No casting decisions have yet been announced.
"Transformers," which debuted in 1984, featured battling "robots in disguise" with names such as Optimus Prime, Megatron and Override. They could convert into vehicles such as tanks, fire trucks, jet fighters and helicopters.