IDW Press Release: Movie Prequel

THEIR WAR. THEIR WORLD. OUR COMICS.
TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE PREQUEL Comic Books Kick Off The Blockbuster
Event of ‘07!

{mosimage}San Diego, CA (December 20, 2006)—IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS universe has spanned from modern-day Earth (The Transformers: Infiltration and Escalation) to the far-flung planet of CYBERTRON (The Transformers: Stormbringer) and many light-years of time and space in-between. Now get ready for an all-new TRANSFORMERS story that breaks new ground, setting the stage for the highly anticipated summer ’07 blockbuster astf. And while the movie might not explode onto theater screens until July, IDW Publishing offers your first glimpse of the live-action motion picture ROBOTS IN DISGUISE in the TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE PREQUEL beginning in February 2007.

In the four-part TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE PREQUEL, co-writers Chris Ryall (Zombies Vs. Robots) and Simon Furman (The Transformers: Escalation) team up with celebrated TRANSFORMERS artist Don Figueroa (The Transformers: Stormbringer) to deliver a special tale that spans centuries, traveling from CYBERTRON to Earth. This special four-part series reveals the events that lead up to next Summer’s blockbuster movie, directed by Michael Bay and Executive-Produced by Steven Spielberg.

 

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“This is no peripheral movie tie-in,” said co-writer Chris Ryall
(who
also spends his days as IDW’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.
“Rather,
it’s a fully realized, generations-spanning tale that also sets up
and explains much of the backstory in the coming movie. With
Paramount and Hasbro’s assistance, we’re able to show you the
characters and explain some situations that are integral parts of the
movie. It should also assuage any early fan trepidation and show that
this prequel and the movie together are going to comprise quite an
epic TRASNFORMERS story.”

TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE PREQUEL is an all-new, four-part series that
hits shelves in February 2007 with a 32-page full-color comic book.

ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a
revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients.
Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS;
Fox’s
ANGEL, Konami’s METAL GEAR SOLID, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS
OF
NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in
October 2007. IDW has films in development at Dimension Films and
Paramount Pictures, as well.

ABOUT THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP

The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property
development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the
industry’s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and
excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of
publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG
is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand
Hasbro’s core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY
LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.

TRANSFORMERS is under license from Hasbro Properties Group, the
intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).

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