Dave "Gold" Khanlark's ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Screenplay

Dave "Gold" Khanlark's ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Screenplay

Despite a brilliant first installment, Michael Bay's Transformers franchise have released three disappointing sequels. So now, I have decided it was time for me to develop my own take on the Robots In Disguise, so without further ado, hit the jump to take a look!

By Khanlark - Dec 11, 2014 05:12 PM EST
Source: My Mind, bro.

Following 2014’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction, I have determined that the franchise I once loved is in fact over. What I witnessed in that IMAX theatre, on that rainy Thursday night, can never be unseen.  With woeful performances, and some of the worst directing I have ever seen, I have given up on Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise.
But alas, I am a creative individual. I determined it was time to put my money where my mouth is, it was time to come up with my own take on the Transformers mythology, and so I did.  I wrote a 100-page screenplay (which is below). When writing this screenplay, I envisioned a Transformers film with a similar tone to that of Pacific Rim and Independence Day. The film's plot is quite simple, and is not over blown like Michael Bay's films, which I deem a good thing.

In the script, we follow Spike Witwicky, a soldier who is brought into the Autobot/Decepticon war when he discovers the location of a lost Autobot artefact, which could end the on-going war, following an attack by a Decepticon foe. I originally intended it to become the first of a trilogy, but as schoolwork mounted up, I decided to drop it. The characters in this amazing franchise are indeed some of the best developed, characters like Optimus Prime and Megatron, have been vastly, pardon my language, shat on in the Michael Bay films. Instead of a strong, out-going, and iconic leader, we have a robot that just delivers speeches, and instead of a flawed, humble and frustrated villain, we have... A villain. In this script, I felt it was my responsibility to give characters like Optimus and Megatron some humanity, so you will see a more down-to-Earth Megatron, and a more flawed Optimus.

The film, despite what the script says, is called Robots In Disguise; I think that’s a nice way to freshen the franchise, as well as being a cool reference to the original series. After looking over the screenplay, it is not my best piece of work, but to quote-fellow CBM user Pasto, “It’s better than anything Michael Bay has ever done.” So thank you, Pasto. Thank you, very much. So without further ado, below is the script for my take on The Transformers.

Transformers- Robots in Disguise (Screenplay) by MyNameIsRoby

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kong - 12/11/2014, 5:49 PM
I sure as hell can't read it all now, but I sure as hell will soon. You get my thumb though!!!

Khanlark - 12/11/2014, 6:00 PM
Cheers, bae.

TheHero - 12/11/2014, 6:08 PM
Hmmm.....sounds cool. I will definitely check this out, when I get the chance.
Also, I actually had a similar concept, in which Witwicky was a former solider who winded up becoming invovled in a war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Although, my version was more in line with the first movie and J.J. Abrams' Super 8.

What inspired your version for a TF movie(
Khanlark - 12/11/2014, 6:28 PM
As I said in the article, I think Pacific Rim, Michael Bay's first film, and Independence Day inspired my version. Del Toro's film was always a huge inspiration for me, as I found the way he balanced characters perfect and the action sequences were great, but had meaning behind them. Something, I hope, I have achieved with this.
MikeZ - 12/12/2014, 9:49 AM
I'll probably check this out later.

Would you please check out my Batman/Superman: World's Finest fancast?
TucksFrom2015 - 12/12/2014, 11:25 AM
One of the first spec scripts I ever wrote was a promotional scene for Transformers 2 in 2008, under the impression that it would focus on Sam and Bumblebee, so I tried building a world where other transformers found companion drivers and fought each other a la Pokemon. Instead we got John Turturro in a thong.

I wouldn't change a thing about the 2007 and 2011 films, the relatively decent ones that used historical context to great effect, but the 2009 and 2014 ones are just ugly and discombobulating, they shouldn't exist. "Gee how can I put Mark Wahlberg in a Nathan Drake action scene on the side of the building, that has nothing to do with Transformers." Garbage, and how can we get all these extraneous characters to converge in the desert? - teleportation! - now the movie is ending so Sam has to kiss the girl, then hug his parents -wait, how the hell did his parents get to Egypt?!? Da fuq!
TucksFrom2015 - 12/12/2014, 12:41 PM
I took a look at your script - awesome stuff! For the most part, the autobots court room drama was a good setup for what's to come, although the human setup seems very unoriginal, like World War Z + Godzilla. Spike is a soldier, he misses his dad, he has an asthma inhaler which will come into play later, he has a TV set in his kitchen where exposition is fed through a news broadcast that he's only half paying attention to, and despite it being of monumental importance he shuts it off. Its gonna take me a while to finish reading it, but I'm commited to giving this a fair chance.
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