Robot wars: There's no stopping the Transformers franchise

June 25, 2014 5:00 PM

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There was considerable scepticism when Paramount Pictures announced a film based around the Transformers range of toys. Even Michael Bay was less than enthused when he received a phone call from Steven Spielberg, asking if he'd direct the first Transformers movie.

"I hung up and said, 'Thank you. I'm not doing that stupid silly toy movie'," he told reporters before the first film's release back in 2007.

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