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Can anyone give me information about Transformers?

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    Transformers is a 2007 live action film adaptation of the Transformers franchise. Directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a teenager involved in the war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons for the All Spark. It also stars Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight and John Turturro, and it features the voices of Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Hugo Weaving as Megatron. Cullen voiced Prime in the 1980s cartoon.

    Producers Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto developed the film, and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote the script, aiming for a realistic interpretation of the characters. Though not a Transformers fan, Bay was convinced by Spielberg to direct, and he created an intricate design aesthetic for the computer-generated robots. General Motors and the United States military lent their support during filming, to keep the budget under $150 million. Armed with an enormous marketing campaign including comics, toys and tie-in deals, Transformers became the twenty-eighth most successful film released, despite mixed reviews. A sequel is expected for release on June 26, 2009.

    Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky: A teenager who unwittingly buys Bumblebee as his first car. Bay stated he wanted to make Sam be an average Joe, and not a geek. Bay initially considered LaBeouf too old, having only seen his performance in Constantine, but he was bowled over by the actor's enthusiasm.[1] A Transformers fan,[3] LaBeouf also reminded the filmmakers of the young Tom Hanks.[4] He worked out five days a week for three months and gained twenty-five pounds of muscle to prepare for the role, but realized during shooting that his role required agility rather than strength.[2]

    Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes: A girl who Sam is interested in and woos with the help of Bumblebee. She is mechanically skilled because her father was a car thief. Fox gained ten pounds of muscle during shooting due to the physicality of the role.[2] To make the timid Fox give a tough performance, Bay often threatened to repeatedly film takes of scenes at night.[1]

    Josh Duhamel as Captain William Lennox: Leader of a U.S. Army Special Ops airborne team in Qatar, who escapes Blackout's attack on the base. He has a wife and new-born daughter in the United States. Duhamel was a Transformers fan, and spent three days in boot camp to prepare for the part.[3]

    Tyrese Gibson as Technical Sergeant Robert Epps: An Air Force Combat Controller who escapes Blackout and Scorponok's attack with Lennox. Gibson was a Transformers fan,[3] and paid the filmmakers so he could be in the film.[5] He spent three days in boot camp with Duhamel, and spent time with combat controller Ray Bollinger to make his dialogue sound natural.[3]

    John Turturro as Reggie Simmons: An officer of Sector 7 tracking down the Autobots. Bay wanted Steve Buscemi for the role, but he was busy, so Turturro was cast, as Bay had wanted to work with him after seeing The Big Lebowski.[1] Turturro gave a slapstick performance, which was intended to give a sense of fun following the serious military scenes.[6] The actor claimed to have based his performance on the director, although Bay himself stated he cannot see anything of himself in Turturro's performance.[1]

    Rachael Taylor as Maggie Madsen: An expert in signal detection and decoding, assisting the Department of Defense. She realizes that those hacking into the government's data files cannot be human. The film is Taylor's first American role, and the filmmakers opted for her natural Australian accent to give the film a global sensibility.

    Anthony Anderson as Glen Whitmann: A computer hacker and friend of Maggie. Anderson was a Transformers fan.[3]

    Jon Voight as United States Secretary of Defense John Keller.

    Kevin Dunn and Julie White as Ron and Judy Witwicky, Sam's parents.

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