It has recently been announced that The Transformers: The Movie will be returning to theaters this Fall. As a special one day event the original Transformers movie will be screened at theaters on September 27 at 7 P.M. at select theaters. Hasbro Studios will be teaming up with Fathom Events and Shout! Factory to bring the classic movie on screen once again. The film will feature the 4K Remaster seen on Shout Factory’s Blu-Ray release. The event will also feature a behind the scenes sneak peak of the making of the Bumblebee film as well as a brand new interview with Stan Bush including his recent performances of the film’s theme songs titled, “The Touch,” and “Dare.”
For those who aren’t aware, The Transformers: The Movie is based on the original The Transformers series, which fans have since dubbed as Transformers Generation One. The film first premiered in theaters in the United States on August 6, 1986 and served as a bridge to the third season of the animated series. The film takes places 20 years after the events of the second season of Generation One.
Shout! Factory provided a synopsis for the film.
The year is 2005…
For millennia, the heroic Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), have been at war with the evil Megatron (Frank Welker) and his Decepticons over control of their home planet of Cybertron. However, an even greater threat – Unicron (Orson Welles, Citizen Kane), a colossal converting planet that devours everything in its path – is heading right for Cybertron. The only hope is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Will the Autobots be able to save themselves and their home world in time?
An all-star cast, including Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Eric Idle (the Monty Python films) and Robert Stack (The Untouchables), brings this inimitable, explosively entertaining Autobot adventure to life.
The film was produced by Sunbow Productions with the help of Marvel Productions and Toei Animation. The film was directed and co-produced by Nelson Shin with the help of Joe Bacal and Tom Griffith as producers. Margaret Loesh and Lee Gunther served as executive producers. The film’s script was written by Ron Friedman and edited by David Hankins. Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge worked on the film’s music score.
Some of the film stars:
- Judd Nelson: Hot Rod/ Rodimus Prime
- Leonard Nimoy: Galvatron
- Robert Stack: Ultra Magnus
- Lionel Strander: Kup
- Susan Blu: Arcee
- John Moschitta, Jr.: Blurr
- Neil Ross: Springer
- Orsen Wells: Unicron
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 3 so check the official Fathom Events website for more details.
Source: Super Hero Hype