Transformers to open the Moscow International Film Festival

Transformers to open the Moscow International Film Festival

The third film in the Transformers franchise is merely a month away, and we’ve seen several production stills and trailers for the film being released in recent weeks. The new film sees director Michael Bay return, as well as stars Shia LaBeouf and Josh Duhamel.

Paramount Pictures, Central Partnership and the Moscow International Film Festival have announced that Transformers: Dark of the Moon will open the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival which kicks off on Thursday June 23, 2011.

For further details check out the full press release after the jump.


The Michael Bay Film TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON will open the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival May 24, 2011

Paramount Pictures, Central Partnership and Moscow International Film Festival are delighted to announce that TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, directed by Michael Bay, will open the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival. Directed by Bay and written by Ehren Kruger, the film is produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian The MIFF Opening Gala will take place in Moscow at Pushkinsky Cinema Theater on Thursday, June 23, 2011.

The third installment in this highly anticipated franchise will be presented in Moscow by director Michael Bay, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, as well as the film’s stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, and John Malkovich. The world premiere of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON will be presented in 3D. Media from around the globe is expected to cover the event.

When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon will release in Australia on June 29th.

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Leonid Vereschagin, General Producer, MIFF:

“TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON at the Opening of the MIFF is an exception event. This is the first time the MIFF is opened not just by an American blockbuster with a Hollywood cast but by a world premiere of the film. This event will have global coverage attended by more than 150 journalists from all over the world. All this indicates the recognition of not only the MIFF but the Russian film market in general by the world film industry”.

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Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.