Paramount finally released a full-length trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon today, providing for the first time a glimpse of just what kind of story we can expect in between bouts of alien-robot mayhem in the third chapter of Michael Bay's blockbuster saga. The trailer speaks of a conspiracy involving the true roots of the U.S. space program, reveals a bunch of robots burrowed beneath the surface of the moon (including what looks to be some sort of monstrous Decepticon Kraken), hints at a potential schism in the human-Autobot alliance, and presages an all-out war for planet Earth that's serious enough to trigger some major emoting on Shia LaBeouf's part. Noticeably absent are any lines spoken by Megan Fox's replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, who plays LaBeouf's new love interest in the film. Perhaps this is not an accident.
In addition to LaBeouf and Huntington-Whitely, Transformers: Dark of the Moon stars Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, and John Turturro. It opens everywhere July 1, 2011. That is, if Bay and his team of CGI technicians can get their movie finished in time.