You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Transformers’ opens Moscow fest

Bay brings 'bots to Pushkinsky theater

Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians.

For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” said the topper.

Helmer Michael Bay had more personal reasons for picking Moscow. “My Russian grandfather would be proud,” he said. “And Linkin Park performing in Red Square is the icing on the cake.”

The rockers make it three for three with the trio of “Transformers” movies, having followed “What I’ve Done” and “New Divide” with the new title song, “Iridiscent.”

More Film

  • Cannes: European Film Promotion Unveils 2018

    Cannes: European Film Promotion Unveils 2018 Producers on the Move

    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians. For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” […]

  • 'Avengers: Infinity War' Clip: Doctor Strange,

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Clip: Doctor Strange and Bruce Banner Explain Thanos to Tony Stark

    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians. For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” […]

  • To-Dust-Matthew-Broderick

    Tribeca Film Review: 'To Dust'

    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians. For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” […]

  • avengers infinity war

    'Avengers: Infinity War' First Reactions: 'Marvel Puts It All on the Table'

    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians. For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” […]

  • ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad

    ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians. For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” […]

  • Claire Foy'The Girl in the Spiders

    Claire Foy Previews Intense 'Girl in the Spider's Web' at CinemaCon

    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians. For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” […]

  • Anthony Mackie, Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz

    'Miss Bala,' Animated Spider-Man Show Sony's Commitment to Diverse Heroes

    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened the Moscow Film Festival June 23 at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theater, while across town in Red Square, Linkin Park performed for several thousand Russians. For Paramount’s third “Transformers” movie, Brad Grey and the studio “wanted a premiere as big as the film itself — something on a global stage,” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content