Yesterday we were able to bring you a report on the nearly 20 minutes of preview footage from Transformers: Dark of the Moon that we had the opportunity to see this past Wednesday evening in Hollywood. In addition to the footage preview we provided a tease of the moderated conversation between directors Michael Bay and James Cameron on the use of 3D in the film. Today Paramount Pictures is releasing both a video featurette from the event with highlights of the dialog, as well as the new trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Today we have the new trailer, which is screening (in 3D) before Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides beginning today. As we mentioned in our previous piece, the 3D work in Transformers 3 has been a painstaking process for Bay who (from what we were able to gather during the course of the conversation) has always had mixed feelings about the medium.
The director said he ultimately felt that 3D was the right choice for his film, and works to bring the audience into the world of the Autobots and the Decepticons. While this new trailer is pretty much the same as the previously-released Transformers 3 theatrical trailer, it is distinguished by what we refer to as "the visceral blockbuster, summer thrill-ride, 'holy s**t, did that just happen?'" action that Bay fans have come to know and expect from his films...now in 3D
For a tease of some of the aforementioned three-dimensional action, take a look at the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D trailer below:
As you can see, the trailer depicts a lot more of the high-octane intensity fans want from a Transformers film. Included in this latest version is a portion of (what we believe) will be one the absolute fan-favorite action sequences in this film: Sam and Bumblebee flying through a high speed chase and utilizing (what we have already deemed) "some of the best ever use of the Transformers' ability to transform." It will NOT disappoint when you see the scene in full.
Whether an audience member needs to see Transformers 3 in 3D will be up to the individual to decide. What we can say is that the 3D footage that was screened from the film looks good. It does support the immersion experience as well as some of the more intricate action scenes that were screened.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon has had its release date bumped up a few days and will now hit theaters on June 29, 2011.