On July 19, 2024, the as-yet-untitled animated film set in the Transformers universe will hit the screens. In an interview with Collider, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the producer of the series about the adventures of Autobots and Decepticons, confirmed that young Optimus Prime and Megatron will be the heroes of the show.
“We tell the story of the origins of all Transformers. We talk about who they were at the dawn of time, how they developed, and how they split up,” promises di Bonaventura. The producer hopes that the film will be the first part of a trilogy. “When starting to make the Film, I don’t always think that it is supposed to be the beginning of a whole series,” says the filmmaker. “However, the trilogy seems to be an ideal form to tell about this relationship. You will see Cybertron in a way that has never been seen before. Because we’re doing animation, we can really go crazy. If we tried to tell this story in a live-action film, it would probably cost a billion dollars.”
Lorenzo di Bonaventura admits that the comics about Superman and the destruction of his home planet Krypton were one of the inspirations for the animation. The entire movie takes place on Cybertron. If you’re familiar with Transformers mythology, you know that the characters start to question the hierarchy of society. They don’t like that the ordinary citizen doesn’t have the right to vote. “We want to show the genesis of this world as faithfully as possible,” declares the producer.
The filmmaker describes the story of Optimus and Megatron as the story of a couple of young men who are looking for a way in life and find the courage to oppose the rules that govern their world.
The film is directed by Josh Cooley (“Toy Story 4”), and the screenplay was written by Andrew Barrer, Steve Desmond, Gabriel Ferrari, and Michael Sherman.
Let’s remind ourselves that in June, another movie from the Autobots and Decepticons universe, “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” will premiere. Its action takes place in the 1990s. Apart from the Autobots led by Optimus Prime, the screen will also feature the Maximals, i.e., animal-shaped Autobots (the voice of their leader Optimus Primal will be voiced by Ron Perlman), as well as the Terrorcons – zombie-robots. People will be represented on screen by ex-military Noah (Anthony Ramos) and museum worker Elena (Dominique Fishback). The show is announced as a spectacular adventure cinema, which will take viewers, among others, to Machu Picchu.