The synopsis for the final Transformers film has been revealed.
Slashfilm reports that the third chapter of the saga, titled The Dark of the Moon, will revolve around the space race between the United States and Russia (1960s? 1980s?) while an old Decepticon foe, Cybertron commander Shockwave, will join the fold. Here is the supposed plotline for the film;
“The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. 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 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.”
The Michael Bay directed film has been blighted by some shooting problems these past few months, including on-set injuries and an accident involving Bumblebee and a speeding police car.
Regardless of all the drama and off screen issues, we hope Michael Bay sends off this franchise with a collective, crater-sized, explosive bang and that Shia LeBeouf is right.
Transformers: The Dark of the Moon is scheduled for release July 1st, 2011.