Transformers: Live Action Fan films

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Whitey, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Whitey

    Whitey The Angry White One

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    Me and a couple of friends are going to be making a trilogy of fan films based on the franchise, and will be done in a similar design to the new film.

    A script hasn't been written yet as we are still deciding on the robot characters and plot.

    Characters that have been discussed to be included:
    Autobots:
    Prowl-(confirmed and cast) alt: 1969 Dodge Charger- 2006 Dodge Charger
    Grimlock-(confirmed) not a Dinosaur alt: Ford F-650
    Wheeljack-(confirmed) alt: Lancia Stratos Turbo
    Inferno-(not confirmed) alt: Airport Runway Fire Engine
    Wreck-gar-(not confirmed) alt: Garbage Truck
    Sideswipe-(not confirmed) alt: Lamborgini Galardo
    Cliffjumper-(not confirmed) alt:undecided year Chevy El Camino (possibly 3rd gen.)

    Decepticons:
    Nemesis Prime-(confirmed) alt: custom designed Semi-Truck
    Skywarp-(confirmed) alt: F-14 Tomcat
    Wreckage-(not confirmed) alt: APC
    Overload-(confirmed) alt: Missile Truck
    The Fallen-(confirmed) alts: Sukhoi Su-37/Merkava Mark V
    Vortex-(confirmed) alt: UH-1 Iroquois
    Soundwave-(not confirmed) alt: none

    note: Most characters may change so if anyone has any suggestions, we will consider them.
    note: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream will NOT be in these films.

    I'll post a quick concept plot as soon as it is done, and will take possible suggestions if anyone wishes to submit something.
     
  2. Cobalt Agent

    Cobalt Agent My dick kills dinosaurs

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    Why The Fallen?
     
  3. Whitey

    Whitey The Angry White One

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    Needed a new major enemy, and Nemesis didn't seem like the right one, and we really like the character.

    Also, like I said all most characters can be changed if a better replacement is found.
     
  4. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    HOw are you gonna do the VFX ?
     
  5. Yurre

    Yurre I want space nachos XD

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    When will we the final product? a year from now? two years from now? More?
     
  6. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Just curious, but, why is Nemesis Prime in there, but not Prime? That doesn't make much sense to meat all, lol.
     
  7. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    I say put in the rest of dinobots in there tough I don't know if that will work out also put in ironhide also give the autobots and decpticons leaders and I'd like too audition
     
  8. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Well-Known Member

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    I'd also be curious as to how you're going to do the VFX. I've been doing CGI for a long time now, and that's not something I'd take on lightly. Compositing them into the footage is easy enough, it's the modeling, transformations, and animation that are killer.

    I should warn you that, in my experience, more than half of all fanfilm projects never see a finished script. Less than half of those ever see a single day of shooting. Less than half of those ever finish shooting. I've seen it hundreds of times.. someone will come out and say they're going to make a fanfilm, and it never happens. Largely because the people who say it don't actually have any clue what they're getting themselves into and just how much work is involved in filmmaking. BTS docs and interviews make it look like it's all fun and games. It isn't, believe me.
     
  9. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    The better question is why not Prime, Megatron, and Starscream?
     
  10. Whitey

    Whitey The Angry White One

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    Quick answers to some of the questions.
    - The CG effects are being done by a friend of mine, and he has been putting a lot of work into this stuff, but from what I'm hearing from him, the CG is going to be a more "realistic" version of the games models.
    - Prowl is Leader of the BOTS
    - Nemesis and Soundwave are Leaders of the CONS
    -The Fallen acts as a threat to both sides
    -We know the risks of filming and are willing to accept the consequences
    -Nemesis is a different character who doesn't rely on Optimus
    -Optimus, Megatron and Starscream won't be in it as this takes place at about the same time as the new movie, but will be referenced at some point
    -Just in case anyone was wondering, Soundwave stay protoform that will be heavily based on his G1 design.
    -Soundwave speaks Cybertronian

    But if fans really want OP, M, and SS we might use them. Though we want a new story.
     
  11. Whitey

    Whitey The Angry White One

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    We're still casting voices, are there any you'd be interested in?
     
  12. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    I'm also kinda interested in auditioning, probably for the Fallen.
     
  13. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    Grimlock
    wheeljack
    Wreck gar(doesn't sound alot like G1 but similar)
    Soundwave
     

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