"Transformers" Ride Being Developed for Universal Studios

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Giant robots are heading for Hollywood and
Singapore.

A new theme-park ride based on the hit movie "Transformers" is
being developed for Universal Studios, the company announced
Monday.

The new rides, scheduled to debut in 2011, incorporate robotics
and 3-D, high-definition technology.

Hasbro Inc. and DreamWorks Pictures are helping to create the
new ride, and "Transformers" director Michael Bay and producer
Steven Spielberg will consult on the its development, said Tom
Williams, chairman and chief executive of Universal Parks &
Resorts.

The ride, like the film, shows humans caught in an intergalactic
war between armies of giant robots that can change into cars,
planes and other technological creations.

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