write the screenplay to bring MICRONAUTS to the screen for Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.
Currently owned by Hasbro, the Micronauts were orginally brought to the U.S. by the Mego Corporation in 1976, adapting the Microman toy line created by Takaraare, a Japanese toy company later taken over by TOMY.
The Micronauts became a Marvel Comic in 1977, and in later years other companies such as Image Comics had short runs with the characters.
Interestingly, some of the Marvel-created comic book characters were used in other titles, with their Micronauts connection unmentioned.
According to Slashfilm, TRANSFORMERS 3 — now titled TRANSFORMERS: THE DARK OF THE MOON, has had it’s plot revealed.
The official “Transformers 3 Push-Pops Board Book” gives it as follows.
The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.
In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends.
There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime “Transformers” character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.”
Of course, this is assuming the information for the pop-up book is accurate.
TRANSFORMERS:THE DARK OF THE MOON, directed by Michael Bay from a script by Ehren Kruger (THE RING, THE BROTHERS GRIMM ) is set to open July 1st, 2011 from Dreamworks SKG and Paramount Pictures.