Report: Xbox 360 in <i>Transformers</i> film

Review of leaked script to Michael Bay's upcoming robofest mentions a transforming Xbox 360.

Unfortunately, Mulletron will not be in the Transformers film.

If reports from the Web are any indication, the upcoming Transformers movie is taking a few liberties with the classic toys to give it a modern feel. (Editor's note: Possible spoilers ahead--read with caution.)

Bumblebee, known classically as a yellow Volkswagen Beetle, is being supped-up as a canary-colored Camaro. Megatron, the Decepticon leader who transformed into a powerful gun, may take the alternate form of an alien ship in the movie. And Soundwave, everyone's favorite boombox, may be scrapped in favor of the CD-slinging Soundbyte.

Robert Sanchez, editor of The Movie Reporter, a Web site that covers entertainment, claims to have gotten his hands on the film's script and reveals a few more new Transformers that may make it into the movie.

"I almost forgot to mention one of the most stupid scenes in the script," he writes on the site. "For reasons that I won't get into, we see an iPod, Xbox 360, and plasma screens sprout legs and transform just a bit." It's unclear whether the Xbox 360 Transformer is an Autobot or Decepticon.

For more information on the movie, check out the film's teaser Web site, which went live today. Activision is currently developing Transformers games for unspecified consoles and handhelds.

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Killingspree303
Killingspree303

I didn't notice the Xbox 360 in the movie until now, when I saw Transformers for the 3rd time. I bought an Xbox 360 this summer, and now I recognized the Xbox 360 startup sound when it transformed. I laugh a lot at that scene, because I had no idea of the Xbox! :D

hugh000270
hugh000270

Its only a short clip of the Xbox 360 attacking its owner (i watched da movie). It came to life after it was hit by the allspark's energy. Its a decepticon by the way since everything that comes to life from the allspark are decepticons. Strange if how the autobots came to life.

jarod194
jarod194

to andrewil game.co.uk= united kingdom. different countries=different release dates. my comment i doubt that a fan site guy got his hands on the script wat r the chances of that really

andrewil
andrewil

ok i dont get it on the interview 1 it says that the game wil come out at the end of june but on play.com and game.co.uk and mainly all the other sites that sell games say it comes out on the twentieth of july.WTF!!!! im so confused

Xbox360love2006
Xbox360love2006

I have a good idea for the Transformers script if there is indeed a transforming Xbox 360 that makes it into the movie. Why not have the Xbox 360 be the autobot and the Ps3 a decepticon (or the other way around) then have a fight scene where the consoles can duke it out to the satisfaction of all the ranting Sony and Microsoft fanboys who go see the movie can finally see which system will win the war between the two. If it was finally brought to rest in the movie then hopefully everyone would stop going at each other about what is better the Xbox 360 or PS3.

DeezNutz
DeezNutz

The Xbox would probably sprout legs, take three steps, then fall over due to a red ring of death.

bamizhim
bamizhim

the 360 will like become all powerful and kill everyone...360 FTW!!

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

I am already disappointed with the news I heard about the changes. Come on, when you say TRANSFORMER, give me TRANSFORMER ... not TRANSFORMER REMIXED

rodimus_prime85
rodimus_prime85

Jebus...You people are stupid. Do none of you know anything about TF or the upcoming movie? Firstly @ hiraku97: Bumblebee had to change as VW wouldn't give the approval to be used in the film. Maily because they didn't want it to be affiliated with war. Megatron doesn't change into a gun because of proportion issues. Soundwave's not a tape player any more because be honest. Who uses tape anymore? They've updated the classic formula. Had they kept the original designs they would have looked blocky, squared and lame. @ g-master999: Idiot. The Japanese arc's of TF have nothing to do with the Western counterpart or the movie... or Beast Wars. This is actual G1 remodeled. While most spin of seasons use the original names, or variations that sound like the original name. This is Starscream, Megatron Optimus and Scorpinox and co. I hope this is good. Please lord, let this game be good. TF on the ps2 was OK but it was lame ass Armada, and I like Hotrod..little flamed decaled dude, not some twerp called Hotshot who's just an annoying little kid... Anyway, I'm hoping for King Kong, Spider-Man 2 quality here Activision... not.... [can't think of poor activision made movie based game]....Well anything based on X-Men that doesn't have legend attached to the end...

mattxavier
mattxavier

Autobots, transform and roll out.

ronaldmonster
ronaldmonster

Xbox 360 in a movie? I love my 360 but this is bad product placement.

hiraku97
hiraku97

Bumblebee... a Camero??? Megatron... an alien ship??? Soundwave... a CD-slinging Soundbyte??? What are they thinking? If this movie is suppose to be based on the original Transformers, then this is some bulls**t, and a total slap in the face to fans of the original series.

g-master999
g-master999

wow that sounds dumb. And can they stick with one set of forms for Transformers please?! I was a fan of Armada but I just can't keep up with all this crap.

DatLuckyPlaya
DatLuckyPlaya

I think they should leave it as the classic transofrmers and not change anything sinc ein my opinion that was the most entertaining part, seeing cars transforming, but yeah I grew up with beast wars also and funny how I didn't know much about the original transformers until me and my uncle were watching TV and I changed the channel to Beast Wars and he got excited and started telling me all about who used to be what (like how optimus was a fire truck but now a gorilla)

crithon
crithon

what's the point at really embracing the film so early? Through out the years the transformers fans have left interist becuase of the dramatic changes in the series. there is only a small few that really have sat through all the series. Right now they only people interisted in this film have blind faith we will see a direct adaptation of the 1986 animated film. Isn't this sign enough that isn't the film that we are going to get?

SteelSamurai101
SteelSamurai101

Stop dissing beast wars, it was just plain awesome. Megatron was a work of genius in it, ooooh yesssssss. Even then, it's no where near as good as reboot, which is absolutely the best show ever. As for the film, well with michael bay onboard, it's going to sink like the titanic, the poor bugger.

Disgaeamad
Disgaeamad

Transforming 360 FTW! This is going to be quite interesting, Transformers waas a great show in it's time.

Knoxximus
Knoxximus

@chimairanemesis At least they could make Bumblebee a Cobalt, you know?

Knoxximus
Knoxximus

Geez Mr. Bay!! Could you at LEAST keep Bumblebee a freaking VW? I mean, he could be like a 2006 and six yellow turbo bug for all I care.....but a freaking CAMARO!?!?! My anticipation = right out the window.

ldannatt
ldannatt

Perhaps Michael Bay's assistant will sense weakness and attempt to take over the movie production... "You are weak Michael! I am the new leader of the Decepticons!" (Eats Energon Cube) It could happen!

Dematrion
Dematrion

Oh yea, I heard that Optimus Prime wont change into a semi but into Chuck Norris and round-house kick Megatron into the sequel.

alpha_company
alpha_company

Wiiiii.....I mean...woohoo..... transformers....:D:D:D

weeeoops1520
weeeoops1520

rentals to the rescue!!!! or someone could leak the quick scene online so we all could laugh at it.

chimairanemesis
chimairanemesis

I'm 20 and grew up on the 1st gen series and loved it. To me it is behind Robotech/Macross as one of the greatest series to make it to the US. Maybe the Xbox350 idea is a little bit of product placement but I kind of like the fact that Bumblebee isn't a Volkswagen Bettle but the new Chevy Camaro and his nemesis in the film Brawl is the new Mustang. I have seen some pics of both cars from the film and they both look bada$$. So purest of the show all I have to say is shut up. It needed a little update. http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/05/31/new-chevy-camaro-to-star-transformers-movie/

jester_gcr
jester_gcr

Xbox360-"Xbox transform" Kid-"NO!! I just got to the last level and hadn't saved yet!"

JFFHawke
JFFHawke

OMG yet another HOLLYWOOD Crap fest!! Yeaaaaa!! I can not begin to tell you how ridiculous this sounds... Then again I remember what they did with Godzilla, Hoorah for Giant radioactive Iguanas. Thank god for P. Jackson's Kong, at least he didn't compromise too much...

shizwill03
shizwill03

--Forces self not to laugh-- They are actually making this movie? Oh man..... Also note: Product placement much?! Hopefully it is not as bad as The Island.....

robowarriorx
robowarriorx

I, too, was crushed to find Optimus is supposed to be a firetruck. Now, unless Attack of the Show on G4 is just screwing with people, they showed a few of the transformers. I will probably see it, but I have zero expectations now. What's next, "You've got the Touch" remade by, I don't know, Limp Bizcuit or something? Ah, well, this is just the first in a long line of what may be crap...Thundercats, a new He-Man, Live DBZ, not to mention that live action Evangelion...I shudder to think what the future holds...changing these things, why, the terrorists have won!

jeebs213
jeebs213

im still not seeing it. don't forget it's michael bay directing this too.

sam25091966
sam25091966

it wont be enythin like the origonal!!! or theyll hav t try dame hard!!!!!

XShrike
XShrike

Hollywood, we rape your childhood for our profit.

spyrewolf
spyrewolf

OH DEAR GOD!, when i first heard the rumours of the transformers movie it was a childhood dream, especially when i heard it was gonna be Generation 1 transformers, now with the execption of megatron, and soundwave, seeing bumble bee as a camero is a huge let down, all these transformers being nothing like the original has got me kinda pissed, megatron shouldn't be a small hand gun, that was alway weird maybe a tank as he had appeared as of late that seems ok, bumble bee should be remisant of a VW sure there is the liscencing arrangements, an all, but he's a smaller car, a transformer being a x360 no probs sound wave sure thing but, 4 feet high? least make it applicable damnit! he a big one. this film is only in pre-production and already im not looking forward to it now, hopefully in the future it can re-persude me to part with my money.

Predator_187
Predator_187

I have accepted Michael Bay as the director of the new movie, I am pleased that Spielberg is helping to produce it. I for one am going to go see it, most likely on Opening Day. I am not expecting Shakespeare when I go to see it, nor should I. I have the first season of TF Generation 1 on DVD and I own the whole BEASTWARS series on DVD. I personally liked the writing of Beastwars. "Code of Hero" is still the single best 25 minutes of animated cartoon ever. But I digress, I am not thrilled at Prime being a Firetruck but I will reserve judgement until after I have seen the movie. Autobots, Roll Out. Maximals, Maximize.

rbarahona
rbarahona

That would be great publicity for the 360. However I'm concerned about the changes they made to some of the "transformations".

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

lol....mulletron... mullet - ron.

FrozenBabylon
FrozenBabylon

Bay also said that there will be no spacial transformations... As in a boombox transforming into a 50 foot robot A gun doing the same. Megatron would have to be a freaking huge gun to transform into a giant robot. So a tank makes more sense. Soundbyte also makes more sense in that he would be a smaller robot. Prime and Megatron have to be huge. They have to be larger then life. So to make him a gun when he doesn't want to make any spacial transformations... That would be stupid.

Zonelezz
Zonelezz

lol this will be awsome! i can't wait for the movie!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I for one saw both I just liked the Animals more. Why because when I was little I really wanted to live like in a zoo. Not saying I did not like the first ones I just thought seeing the other ones where fun too. I liked both just prefered the other one's.So nothing wrong with that every one has there likes and dislikes.I think its good to see a movie but do not have big hopes with how it sounds but hope it will go well.

stealth89
stealth89

....wow. a transforming ipod, x360, and tv.... if theres anyway to sell out the transfomer's name, this is it. its kinda sad really.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I hope this is BS. If not, the Transformers Movie will be just horrid. *even though I was expecting it to be crap anyway*

SgtMMMbop_basic
SgtMMMbop_basic

blackIceJoe's post makes me weep....he would rather see Beast Wars than original Transformers. Sad. Movie has jumped the shark already, and it's nowhere near done yet.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Wow, just wow. I bet the 360 will overheat before it transforms. It'll use the discs it melts as projectiles, while its catch phrase will be "System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support."

jemini12
jemini12

Well Micheal Bay said, (on his wed site) that all this stuff is just rumors... Only he knows what really going on in the movie...with that in mind, I'm excited about it.

jbisco25
jbisco25

wow i think it will be great

termadoyle
termadoyle

WOOHOO!!! things are really looking good here except for poor megatron... what's with the UFO bit? I would have taken starscream as a UFO but megatron...

rage-demon
rage-demon

Umm, people, on Michael Bay's website (http://www.michaelbay.com/blog/files/archive-4.html) he clearly states from nearly a month ago: "There's been a lot of chatter about character names and what "things" may be called in the script. I'm going to let everyone in on a little secret. Something that the writers don't know, nor my crew, or Steven Spielberg, or the presidents of Paramount and Dreamworks. Not even Don Murphy who is not involved on the day to day with this movie. Many of the names in the script are ALIASES." He also says that no one but himself, (not even the actors) have the full script.

g_hart
g_hart

I guess Optimus Prime is going to be an Escalade now. Thanks Hollywood for screwing up another one of my fond childhood memories.