First Look Photo from Transformers: Dark of the Moon
04.11.11 by Ryan
Paramount Pictures has released the first photo from its upcoming sequel, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and shows franchise star Shia Labeouf with Transformers newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley taking cover behind a school bus. The photo lacks a little in terms of action, but is the first look into director Michael Bay's sequel since a Super Bowl TV trailer debuted in February.
The photo isn't the only Transformers-related occurrence over the last several weeks. Leonard Nimoy was recently brought out of retirement by Bay to voice Sentinel Prime, Optimus Prime's predecessor that was recently featured on the cover of Empire Magazine, and whose wrecked body was shown being discovered on the moon in the Dark of the Moon teaser trailer.
Bay admitted to EW that he had wanted to cast Nimoy in 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but was "too scared," despite Nimoy already providing the voice of Galvatron in 1986's Transformers: The Movie.
I was too scared to ask him. Plus, he’s married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin of mine. So I had to be careful. I’ve met him at family functions. But he told me, "I would be honored. I’m glad to be back!"
Looking for more updates on Bay's official site, the director has a link to a MTV interview with Huntington-Whiteley where she praises Bay's work ethic.
Throughout my whole career, I've never seen anybody work so hard. He's literally done these Transformers movies for six years now. As a cast, we'll do the filming for seven months, then he goes into the editing room and edits for six months. Then he comes out of the editing room and he promotes it, and then by the time he finishes that, he's prepping for the next one. It's kind of amazing to see how dedicated he is to these films.
Bay maybe didn't say it, but he can promote it.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens July 1 and costars returning actors Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, and John Turturro along with newcomers Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand.