Michael Bay (“Armageddon”, “Pearl Harbor”) may come on board to direct a live action movie based on the ’80s phenomenon The Transformers, scheduled for a Thanksgiving 2006 releaes from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures.
Steven Spielberg, who is currently directing The War of the Worlds for the two companies, signed on as an executive producer for the project, giving it to writers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci to get into shape. Having worked with Michael Bay on his upcoming sci-fi film (The Island), they were probably pivotal in getting the director excited about the project and interested in directing it. DreamWorks will work on securing Bay for the project once the first new script is turned in.
“Transformers” were a popular Hasbro toy line during the ’80s, which spawned a number of cartoons, comic books as well as an animated feature.