Mack Granite stars in ‘Transformers’ movie

Jack Roberts | June 30, 2011

A Mack truck makes it to the big screen in a leading role as Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, in the movie “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

In the movie – the third of the Transformers series – Megatron takes form as a Mack Granite military truck and leads the Decepticons in an epic battle against the Autobots. The truck joins the cast alongside Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel and John Turturro.

“When we were approached again for the third movie, given the nature of the role, we immediately agreed with the selection of a Mack military truck to play the vehicle mode for Megatron,” said Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice president, U.S. and Canada. “Our customers, fans and employees are always excited to see a Mack on the big screen, and, in this case, front and center – it also introduces the brand to an even wider audience.”

Fans of Hasbro’s Transformers brand and Mack will be able to bring some of the movie home. Five Megatron action figures that switch from robot mode to Mack truck mode, as well as a video game with a Mack presence, are being released as part of the film’s launch. The merchandise can be purchased at major national retailers. The toys will soon be available online at www.mackshop.com and at the Mack Store at the company’s headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.