Though I have no faith whatsoever in the next “Transformers” sequel under Michael Bay. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the promotional artwork for it. To be fair, Paramount Pictures has always done a solid job of marketing these movies, from trailers to posters. And today, the studio issued a pretty nifty-looking poster for “Transformers: The Last Knight”, which pits the leader of the heroic Autobots Optimus Prime against one of his own, Bumblebee. Why has Prime turned traitor? Who cares. It just looks cool.
Here’s the official logline and synopsis: “Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth entry in the big screen franchise, shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.”
“Transformers: The Last Knight” is directed by Michael Bay, and written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man) and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), and also stars Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce, Jerrod Carmichael as Desi, Isabela Moner as the film’s female lead, Izabella, and Liam Carrigan (Once Upon a Time) as King Arthur. It premieres 21st June.