According to The Hollywood Reporter, Activision has signed Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox to provide their likenesses and voices for “Transformers: The Game,” which ships for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS and PC on June 19.
Transformers, the DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures live-action movie adapted from the Hasbro toys, opens wide on the Fourth of July.
Activision’s Daniel Suarez, the game’s executive producer, said director Michael Bay and his creative team, headed by production designer Jeff Mann (Mr. & Mrs. Smith), gave Activision an extensive all-access pass to the conceptual material as it was being developed. The gamemakers were able to see early glimpses of all the film’s CG animatics to get a sense of scale and movement for the characters as well as how the action sequences would play out before any frame of film was even shot.
“Having this type of access was vital to be able to capture the transformations from robot to vehicle and ensure that it was in sync with the movie,” Suarez said. “Additionally, with the help of Ian Bryce and Mark Vahradian, producers on the film, we were able to secure the actual ILM models.”
Activision previously hired Peter Cullen and Frank Welker to bring the video game Optimus Prime and Megatron to life in the game, as well. Actors Keith David and Mark Ryan brought Transformers Barricade and Iron Hide to life in the game.
Activision also enlisted original “Transformers” TV writer Flint Dille to write the game’s script, which delves beyond the action in the film. Game developers Traveler’s Tales and Vicarious Visions created the “Transformers” games.
Hollywood composer Steve Jablonsky (The Hitcher) recorded more than 90 minutes of original music for the game after creating the score for the movie.