The ever-morphing Transformers toy-line are ready to change shape again - this time into live-action stars for the big screen.

ANGRY FILMS chief Don Murphy and writer-producer TOM DeSANTO have teamed up to produce a feature-length, live-action movie based on the popular brand - which spawned comic books, TV series and an animated movie.

Murphy says, "Transformers enjoys an amazing fan base worldwide, and we believe that we can create an incredibly fast-paced, exciting movie that will be appealing to anyone who loves action films."

DeSanto adds, "Transformers is one of the properties I have been infatuated with for a long time. Like X-Men, Transformers offers an amazing mythology with all the elements to create a successful ongoing franchise, iconic characters, global themes and a world that has never been seen before onscreen."

Introduced in the mid-1980s, the Transformers brand centres on a group of robots that are able to change into a variety of objects - such as cars, trucks, planes, ships and other technological creations.

11/06/2003 17:25