I, as much as anyone, would like to see the Exodus/War for Cybertron story adapted into a form other than novels and video games. Many people, especially with the release of Dark of the Moon, have been begging for a CG-animated film based on the novel/video game. As much as that would be cool, here are some reasons why I think it couldn't work out. #1. Cost Animated films are pretty expensive these days as it is right now, but it could be even worse for something like Transformers. Many people would want to see very detailed characters to match the same quality and feel that was brought to us by ILM in the first three films but if the first film could only get away with having only a few Autobots and Decepticons (compared to the vast amounts of TFs that exist in the lore) because of the budget, imagine how much it would cost for 2 hours+ of the opening scene of DOTM. Sure, you could try and make the characters look more stylized and "mecha-like" as was the case in WFC so you could get away with not having super-detailed looking characters but if that were to lead into a live-action film series, it would kinda seem strange. #2. Marketing High Moon Studios has already made most of the general public (or at least the ones who know what Transformers is) aware of their game through marketing of sorts but when making the game into a film, you risk confusing people to think that this could be a new game in the series. Hasbro could easily make a toyline out of it but the problem is that no video games or novel could be since they are already based on a story that was featured in those two forms of media. #3. Casting Casting voice actors in big movies like this would be a bad strategy. You'd have to cast more well known actors in the roles. If you really do think that I'm trying to bullshit you, look at most animated films these days and who is cast in them. Big actors are what bring in some or even most, of the general audience.