Having mined green ogres, DreamWorks has its sights on robots in disguise for its next franchise.
The studio is teaming with Paramount and toy company Hasbro to develop a live-action pic based on Transformers, the car-robots that spawned a comicbook series, TV show and animated featurefeature in the '80s.
Steven Spielberg will exec produce the film, which is aiming for a summer 2006 release. DreamWorks will handle the pic domestically. Paramount will distribute to international markets.