Interesting news coming to us from the Egyptian set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. According to an article in the French magazine Première Ciné Live, translated courtesy of our friends at IESB.net, it seems that John Turtoro will be giving a voice to the Autobot Jetfire, in addition to reprising his role as Agent Simmons.
Here is the (mostly) translated article:
Set: Egypt, in front of kheops pyramid, stands an ancient 30's palace built for King Faruk's guests.
At "Action", Shia runs through the yard, stops at the doorstep and hits the door with his shoulder. Megan Fox, John Turturo and Ramon Rodriguez come next and hurry inside the building.
Shia heads up, shout a few words at an imaginary Bumblebee, and gets in.
Three cars, the Camaro, the red TRAX and the green BEAT, start quickly and stop a bit further away to look out. The three vehicules are driven by black-suited (and thereby "invisible") stuntmen behind the smoked glass.
At the end of the day, the crew moves to the third and smallest pyramid, Mykerinos.
John Turturo, back as always angry agent Simmons, has to climb up a few stones. This hasn't been done for 30 years: Too many accident occurred and egyptians had forbidded it.
Turturo will try to run from an imaginary Decepticon.
Michael Bay says: "I had the idea of these two stupid Transformers, Skids ans Mudflap. They're twins who can't stop bickering, but they do heroic things at the beginning of the movie. Bumblebee, on his side, has become more serious. He doesn't want to leave Sam's parents' garage. There is also an old Transformer, who loses screws and bolts at every move. And it's John Turturo voicing him."
In the film version, Jetfire will appear as an Autobot. Jetfire's alt mode is an SR-71 Blackbird that will be able to combine with Optimus Prime. Jetfire is an older Decepticon who joins with the Autobots due to his age and older battle wounds. In the teaser trailer, you can see a bit of Jetfire - who is using a cane (made of the landing gear from his jet mode) - fighting against Scorponok.
In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots return for the live action follow up to Michael Bay's 2007 blockbuster Transformers, nationwide on June 24. Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Isabel Lucas, Rainn Wilson star.