If you were ever a fan of Transformers at a young age then the prospect of it becoming a film must've been exciting. The development of the film project began in 2003 with Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto who were joined by Steven Spielberg a year later. Steven went on to hire Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman to write the screenplay. In 2005, Michael Bay was approached in order for him to direct the movie but was reluctant at first because he couldn't see it's real potential but eventually accepted due to Steven Spielberg also being part of the team. Several money taking measures were taken in order to reduce the budget of the film including Michael Bay reducing his usual fee by 30% and The U.S Armed Forces and General Motors lending vehicles and aircraft during filming. Despite the attempts made to save money, the film still cost approximately $150 million.
The movie starred Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox among other notable faces. June 3 saw the release of the film which grossed $709 milion worldwide. Transformers received mixed to positive reviews from critics and fans including a rating of 57% on rotten tomatoes based on 219 reviews. The movie was also the fifth highest-grossing film of 2007 which earned it the worth to have a sequel which would be scheduled for 2009.
~ Written by Tanaka Musanhi
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Text © Tanaka Musanhi