Was lucky enough to blag an invite to last Friday’s (UK) Paramount screening of segments from the new live-action Transformers movie (thanks again, Laura). It was a strange experience, largely because (bar the trailers and TV spots) I’d seen so much of the movie (in terms of still images, style guide character shots, the script, etc) but actually none of the movie (in terms of actual moving images). In the process of (co-) writing the IDW Prequel comics and writing an extensive and in-depth movie Visual Guide for Dorling Kindersley (out in July BTW), I was exposed to more or less every angle of the movie, but seeing those twenty or so minutes of actual footage really brought it all to life. I was impressed… very impressed, as were pretty much everyone I got to speak to afterwards. It looked great and the dialogue crackled (something I hadn’t got when I’d read the script). In common with others there, I was left wanting more, which has to be a good sign. At the after-screening soiree, I got to chat to Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (in person this time) and hang out with the Titan bods in attendance. Eaglemoss were also there (more on that when I can tell you). As for the (whole) movie, I can’t wait. Really. The more I see the more excited I get. It’s going to be a big year!