Couple of weeks ago Hasbro and Machinima unveiled the first poster and plot details of the upcoming Transformers: Combiner Wars series during the 2016 MIPTV Conference.
During the Digital Fronts speech of the same conference, Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein had given a sneak peek of the show. Unfortunately it’s not a video. Also revealed is the name of the series director. Kenji Nakamura the Japanese director who directed the critically acclaimed anime series Mononoke is behind the project along with brilliant minds of Eric Calderon, FJ Desanto, and George Krstic.
Mr. Gutstein told the crowd:
“Lastly but not leastly is passion platform Transformers, which you undoubtedly recognise if you were ever a child. There’s 10bn views of Transformers content on YouTube, not to mention four theatrical films, which saw $3.7bn in global revenues.
Machinima’s contribution to the canon, Transformers Combiner Wars, is 40 years removed from previous events. It’s a time of peace. Cybertron is ruled by a triumvirate … but an ancient technology has emerged, enabling a new threat to take the stage. As in the case of Robocops, there is no trailer we can share for this, but it was worked on by “some of the world’s leading creative minds”: Eric Calderon, FJ Desanto, and George Krstic. It is directed by Kenji Nakamura. License partners are welcome.
Here is some glorious artwork. This is the planet Cybertron, in which you get a sense of the filmlike cinematography (“This is not a children’s cartoon!” exclaimed Gutstein).
Next, meet the heroine Windblade, who has the power to talk to the Titans.”
Check out the images, after the jump. The series will debut this July. Stick with TFW2005 for more info.