What if Tim Burton did a TFilm?

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  1. QLRformer

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    Joke thread, people. Keep your wigs on.

    - There’d be oodles of atmosphere and darkness, and de-saturated cinematography
    - Extensive stop-motion puppetry would be utilized
    - The Transformers would have Goth steampunk designs (as seen in WILD WILD WEST and CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
    - Most of the film would be shot in an anachronistic locations (you know, to make it look 1950s or 1980s)
    - Optimus and Megatron would have braces on their teeth and look like Jack Skellington
    - Ironhide, in a bit of morbid humour, would be a hearse
    - Arcee would be voiced by Winona Ryder
    - Sideswipe would have scissorhands and be voiced by Johnny Depp
    - Jetfire’d be voiced by Christopher Lee
    - Laserbeak would be a Poe-quoting raven voiced by Danny Elfman
    - and the main human would be a geek who is unable to express himself to his love interest (a hot Goth chick) till the end of the film.

    You're welcome to add more, if you like (as long as it's not overly offensive).
     
  2. ANDROID PRIME

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    can Transformers wear white face makeup?
     
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    I would've bought the trilogy twice by now if that happened.
     
  4. Sludge

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    Johnny Depp as Spike Witwicky and Helena Bonham Carter as Carly. Boooooooooooo
     
  5. Omnius

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    Johnny Depp would be in it, and the end product would be highly derivative of most of Burton's other work.
     
  6. HeroicC300

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    Cannonball would appear and would be voiced by Danny Elfman;

    Oingo Boingo skeletons FTW!!!

    Also, I think it could work in a morbidly playful way.
     
  7. TylerMirage

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    Honestly, I'm okay with some of that. :)  I know it's a joke thread, but in all seriousness, some of those ideas are pretty cool. As someone who often visualizes what various other filmmakers might do with Transformers, Burton's work makes for some interesting concepts.
     
  8. Sludge

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    I wouldn't mind seeing Burtons version of Cybertron.
     
  9. TheDemonDzko

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    Part of me is wondering what kind of crack you are smoking... But.

    Another part of me realizes that it wouldn't be that bad either... Hell it would probably be really dark and possibly be like Rising Darkness part 1-5
     
  10. Overlord Balder

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    Design:

    - Film set on the 80's/50's, anachonism is likely.
    - Lots of german expressionism [well duh]
    - Steampunk-ness everywhere.

    Cast:

    - Christopher Lee as Megatron/human general.
    - Johnny Depp as Optimus Prime.
    - Helena Bonham Carter as Arcee.
    - Danny Elfman as Ratchet.

    Plot:

    Two different theories:

    - Cybertronians would be forgotten aliens who suddenly wake up on some american town, and meet up with a goth kid.
    - There's a human General Ripper [tvtropes] who despises Cybertronians and tries to learn of their existence/destroy them while the goth kid tries to hide them.
    - While they hide, they bond with the kid, both teach each other lessons while hilarity ensues when they try to hide from humans.
    - 'Cons are seen following them to Earth, but only do any actual fighting on the last hour of the movie.
    - 'Cons VS 'Bots in the end, 'Cons lose.
    - Human General Ripper either dies in a Karmic Death [his own tank explodes or something] or realizes the errors of his ways and accepts the 'Bots.
    - There's a moment where the 'Bots almost die but are returned to life by the kid's heartweaming or something.

    Second theory:
    - Similar to the other, but most of the 'Cons would be Pretenders, fitting with Burton's love for old horror movies [Robots replacing us? Perfect horror concept].

    Specific scenes:
    - At one point, the 'Cons invade Earth in a typical 50's sci fi pastiche [like War of the Worlds], announcing their commands while curbstomping the military, I BET Burton would do that as a homage.
    - On the Pretender plotline, Megatron-pretender would have a couple of scenes trying to bend in the world and utterly failing [probably killing stuff along the way], just because it's funny.
    - The battle between 'Bots and 'Cons would be in a War of the Worlds style, ships firing at each other until everyone dies.

    It would be a fun movie, but probably without any relation to Transformers. Just one big 50's SCI-FI and E.T homage.
     
  11. Ephland

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    it would be reviled by the fandom.
     
  12. TylerMirage

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    I'll copy my ideas here...

    VERSION 1: Bright and “Trippy”
    Overall Feeling: The bright colours and production design would help sell the more “alien” feel to the movie.
    Visual Effects: Used a lot, and used expertly.
    Transformer Design Possibilities: Very bright and vibrant colours for both the Autobots and Decepticons alike.
    Casting Choices: Johnny Depp as a cooky, crazy character - Cybertronian or human. Deep Roy as Wheelie. :p 

    VERSION 2: Dark
    Overall Feeling: Dark and gritty. Many scenes would take place at night, or in dark places.
    Visual Effects: Used sparingly, but very good.
    Transformer Design Possibilities: Designs would be very dark and gritty. Lots of dark shades, grays and deep blues. A "dull" palette overall. Steampunk. Steampunk EVERYWHERE.
    Casting Choices: Christopher Lee as Megatron or The Fallen or some other big bad. Good chance that Johnny Depp and/or Helena Bonham Carter would have more serious roles, either human roles or as Transformer voices. I wouldn’t put it past Burton to cast Helena Bonham Carter as Starscream. In fact, now that I mention it, that idea is rather intriguing... Either a male Starscream with her deeper voice, or create a female Starscream (not Slipstream exactly, but Starscream...as a female). Hmmm...

    Either version would probably be met with animosity by the fandom (but that's pretty much unavoidable) and either version would be very financially successful.
     
  13. PrimusVsUnicron

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    1989 Batman movie style
     
  14. Aernaroth

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    critics would describe it as "quirky".
     
  15. harrismonkey

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    This actually sounds like a much, much better idea than I ever would have thought...
     
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    johnny depp and tim burton just need to go away
     
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    Lots and lots of Johnny Depp overacting.
     
  18. Puck Hockey

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    I like this
     
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    So Johnny Depp would play Hot Rod?
     
  20. guncannon109

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    Um... NAH!
     

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