Since the title was leaked for Michael Bay’s upcoming third installment of the Transformers franchise, people everywhere have been scratching their heads trying to figure out how a title as silly as Dark of the Moon will apply to our favorite robots in disguise. Thankfully, we now have a bit of a plot outline that will help us link the two. Or not.
In a recent synopsis for the upcoming novel companion to the film, the plot (or at least something close to it) was spelled out.
In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime ‘Transformers’ character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.
Space race between the U.S. and Russia? Unless Shia ends up going back in time about 20 years, this movie already sounds like it’s doomed. Not only do we get a fancy blurb about the film, but a new title logo has been released, and it’s got a glorious 80’s hair band feel to it.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is expected to hit theaters July 1st, 2011 in Real D 3D and IMAX 3D.