If you were put in charge of a project to make a live action Beast Wars movie, how would you do it? How would they acquire animal forms? Is it connected to the original Transformers? What about scale? Where and when will the setting be? How would you make Beast modes "work" in a live action film? I have an idea about how to make Beast Modes work in live action. Perhaps they are really mechanical animals that use holograms or some other cover over their robotic structures to resemble skin, scales, feathers, or fur. Perhaps the Predacons and Maximals could be an ancient race of Transformer that crashed on Earth millions of years ago and were put into stasis in pods. The pods scanned alternate modes and modified their bodies to resemble the animals they scanned. They do not need the DNA, just a scan. I see no problem wit keeping the original season one cast. Charactes like the Fuzors would probably not be seen. Not quite sure if the design should be like Bayformers though. Takes place in modern times. Maximals: All have animal alt modes Optimus Primal (Or maybe Primal Major)- Mountain Gorilla Cheetor- Cheetah Rattrap- Rat even though he would be very small Rhinox- African Rhino Dinobot- Dienonychus Predacons: Only Megatron has a True Animal Alternate Mode the rest have animal-like machines for alternate modes Megatron- Crocodile but later a Tyrannosaurus Tarantulas- No beast mode but a Spider-like alien machine Inferno- no beast mode but an ant-like alien machine Skorponok- scorpion-like alien machine or possibly revived original Skorponok Waspinator- poorly built wasp-like alien machine Terrorsaur- alien jet that appears like a pteranodon when in battle-mode Giving the Predacons non-animal forms would further distinguish them from the Maximals. Not to mention there could be, hopefully subtle, 'protect the enviroemnt' messages.