Many things have been said about the upcoming film of the Transformers franchise. The dismissal of Megan Fox, the arrival of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, an extra injured on the sets (and the law suit which followed it) and now an awkward title.
According to Yahoo Movies and tfw2005.com (an unofficial Transformers site) the much anticipated Transformers movie has the title The Dark of The Moon.
While it might read like the famous Pink Floyd album minus the word ‘side’, the title does apparently have some meaning. Lunar website Everything Under the Moon says that it refers to “traditionally the last three days of the lunar cycle, immediately preceding the New Moon, and the time when the night sky is notably absent (of) the presence of the Moon”. But, of course, you knew that already. Yahoo Movies.
We can’t be sure this will be the actual title of the film, obviously. It only reminds me of George Lucas and Blue Harvest, which was the name he and his staff used to identify the production and shooting of Return of The Jedi, in order to avoid the press, leaks and cost increases.
What we know is the film will be released on July 1st, 2011, and it will be the end of the saga created by Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (based on Hasbro’s toys, of course). Shockwave will play a lead role in the plot as the Autobots’ foe. Plot details are under wraps -according to Michael Bay’s official website- but it delves into the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets.
It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened. Michael Bay.
October 7th, 2010.