Today we have some new character posters for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as well as some tidbits of information from one of the writers, Alex Kurtzman, who discussed the movie in an interview with the LA Times.
The posters are colorful and not that great. Most shots of the characters featured in the promotional items have been seen before and they don’t appear in very high quality. They’d make great posters for kids who are fans of the movies though.
The character renders look like they’re from the video game tie-in as opposed to the movie. I like the actual star in Starscream’s name logo, very creative.
In other news, Alex Kurtzman discussed the sequel with LA Times and started by talking about the main character, Sam, moving into the next stage of life and the challenges that accompany that.
“The first movie was about a boy and his car and finding his adulthood and freedom. Now Sam [Shia LaBeouf] is going to college and facing both leaving home and the challenge of a long-distance relationship with Mikaela [Megan Fox],”
That’s not what we care about. Fortunately he quickly moved on to the important stuff:
“It’s about the return of the Decepticons and particularly a character named ‘The Fallen’ who has a deeper history with Earth than any of the Autobots knew about. He blames humanity for his fall, so he has come back to exact revenge”
Well, that certainly sums up where the title of the film came from. In the interview, they also discussed the fan-favorite character of Soundwave and asked whether or not he’ll turn into the classic microcassette recorder or turn into some vehicle like the other bots. Kurtzman responded by saying he doesn’t transform into either and that he couldn’t reveal anymore. In closing, Kurtzman said this:
“It’s going to be the mother of all robot-on-robot violence”
That’s good news.
What do you think of the posters and what Kurtzman had to say?
If you haven’t seen the cool new Transformers 2 trailer that was attached to X-Men Origins: Wolverine this weekend, definitely check that out too.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens June 24 2009.