New Transformers Photo: Bumblebee

We kinda missed this yesterday, but Dreamworks released a new photo from Transformers. The new photo shows a close-up of Bumblebee. So far he appears to have the most personality of the bunch, and rightfully so – he's the robot/human connection. Click on the photo above for a larger view.

In the movie, Bumblebee ends up being Sam Witwicky's (Shia LaBeouf) first car. When the Decepticons target Sam for the map he possess that shows the location of the life-giving Allspark, Bumblebee is assigned to guard Sam and gets closer to him by posing as a used car which Sam then buys. While the autobot has appeared as a Volkswagen Beetle in the toyline and animated series, he instead appears in the film as a 1970s Chevrolet Camaro, and later as a modified 2009 preproduction version of the car.

Michael Bay's Transformers hits theater on July 4th 2007.