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World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy

Transformers News: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 3:29PM CDT

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The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the world premiere of the Michael Bay movie Transformers, will see the first flicker on the silver screen on the island of Sicily in Italy, at the Taormina Film Awards Festival, which will be held between the 16th and 22nd of June 2007.

The premiere screening itself will be held on June 21st. Michael Bay, several cast members and executives from distributor Paramount Pictures are said to arrive by helicopter in an elaborate ceremony before the June 21st screening. The theater premiere of the movie is set world wide for a july 4th release.

"We think the decision to premiere 'Transformers' in Taormina shows a renewed interest in the festival, and it illustrates the strong ties between this Mediterranean festival and American cinema"
Credit(s): www.hollywoodreporter.com

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Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140738)
Posted by Kayevcee on May 29th, 2007 @ 3:38pm CDT
I will be thoroughly disappointed if the helicopter they arrive in isn't an MH-53.

-Nick
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140741)
Posted by mangatron on May 29th, 2007 @ 3:40pm CDT
Hmm, need to know the cost of plane ticket to this island :D
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140748)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on May 29th, 2007 @ 3:44pm CDT
Kayevcee wrote:I will be thoroughly disappointed if the helicopter they arrive in isn't an MH-53.

-Nick


That would be quite cool :)
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140763)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 29th, 2007 @ 3:52pm CDT
Supreme Convoy wrote:
Kayevcee wrote:I will be thoroughly disappointed if the helicopter they arrive in isn't an MH-53.

-Nick


That would be quite cool :)


They should also have some one Drive up in the Bumblebee Camaro with the Barricade Mustang as an escort.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140788)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 29th, 2007 @ 4:11pm CDT
So, no Hollywood premier?


Um...... why?
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140806)
Posted by Seibertron on May 29th, 2007 @ 4:21pm CDT
Guess I won't be covering the world premiere for the site :)

Here's hoping that there's a Hollywood premiere that I'll be able to attend to take pictures of for all of you.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140817)
Posted by primalVICTORY on May 29th, 2007 @ 4:26pm CDT
Megatron_Wolf wrote:They should also have some one Drive up in the Bumblebee Camaro with the Barricade Mustang as an escort.


That would be awesome. But it would be better if they incorporated the rest of them in it as well.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140821)
Posted by Robinson on May 29th, 2007 @ 4:29pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Guess I won't be covering the world premiere for the site :)

Here's hoping that there's a Hollywood premiere that I'll be able to attend to take pictures of for all of you.


Most Likely
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140887)
Posted by Swerve on May 29th, 2007 @ 5:17pm CDT
Oh sure, the Transformers come over here, destroy our towns and homes, kill our citizens, and cost us a fortune (I don't even think my insurance covers destructive sentient alien life forms) and where do they have the Transformers World Premiere? Italy, that's right, the country that brought us GiG Transformers.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140891)
Posted by Night Raid on May 29th, 2007 @ 5:21pm CDT
At least ONE person should arrive in a great big honkin' red and blue semi truck.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140893)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 29th, 2007 @ 5:22pm CDT
Swerve wrote:Oh sure, the Transformers come over here, destroy our towns and homes, kill our citizens, and cost us a fortune (I don't even think my insurance covers destructive sentient alien life forms) and where do they have the Transformers World Premiere? Italy, that's right, the country that brought us GiG Transformers.


Ditto! :lol:
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140936)
Posted by Swerve on May 29th, 2007 @ 5:52pm CDT
Night Raid wrote:At least ONE person should arrive in a great big honkin' red and blue semi truck.


Yes, that ought to go over pretty well in the land of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140942)
Posted by Night Raid on May 29th, 2007 @ 6:02pm CDT
But the G1 crowd would be squealing incoherently anyway. And it's a LOT more feasible than the helicopter, given security nowadays.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140961)
Posted by i_amtrunks on May 29th, 2007 @ 6:25pm CDT
Makes sense, that gives it a whole week to reverberate around the world in news stories before it is released in Australia (and other countries I am sure) on the 28th of June. Also gives them plenty of time to recover from the afterparty to be at the American Premiere Screening.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (140967)
Posted by rikkomba on May 29th, 2007 @ 6:31pm CDT
Swerve wrote:Oh sure, the Transformers come over here, destroy our towns and homes, kill our citizens, and cost us a fortune (I don't even think my insurance covers destructive sentient alien life forms) and where do they have the Transformers World Premiere? Italy, that's right, the country that brought us GiG Transformers.


I love GIG. It's right so. And I am half Sicilian, I am happy :grin:
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141054)
Posted by Fananga on May 29th, 2007 @ 7:30pm CDT
See its not being sent to Italy just for the hell of it. Its an actual Film Festival. Like most most movies, even the Blockbusters they premier officially at a Festival such as Cannes or the lesser known ones for a select Audience (press etc) and then it goes to the big glitzy Hollywood Premier etc.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141106)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 29th, 2007 @ 8:04pm CDT
See what constant bitching does, makes them open the film way over there!

And what does that say about us, we won't be as extreme as to suicide bomb for religion or freedom, but you dirty MF'n film makers better run.



FAST!
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141148)
Posted by nelson_michaelbay_com on May 29th, 2007 @ 8:35pm CDT
Roboto750 wrote:So, no Hollywood premier?


Um...... why?


We will have a US premiere on June 27 in Westwood, CA.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141173)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 29th, 2007 @ 8:53pm CDT
nelson_michaelbay_com wrote:
Roboto750 wrote:So, no Hollywood premier?


Um...... why?


We will have a US premiere on June 27 in Westwood, CA.


Yay! :grin: That's only a day before I get to see it at Botcon! I hope that the Italy premier doesn't make it less special.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141197)
Posted by lockepsb on May 29th, 2007 @ 9:18pm CDT
Oh yeah... that makes complete sense... Japan Created it, while us American's Blew it up and made it part of Pop Culture.... and it get's a premiere in Italy... somewhere that has no real ties to Transformers.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141300)
Posted by Burn on May 29th, 2007 @ 11:07pm CDT
lockepsb wrote:Oh yeah... that makes complete sense... Japan Created it, while us American's Blew it up and made it part of Pop Culture.... and it get's a premiere in Italy... somewhere that has no real ties to Transformers.


Might want to do some research into Diaclone and G1 figures before you say stuff like that.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141383)
Posted by rikkomba on May 30th, 2007 @ 1:07am CDT
lockepsb wrote:Oh yeah... that makes complete sense... Japan Created it, while us American's Blew it up and made it part of Pop Culture.... and it get's a premiere in Italy... somewhere that has no real ties to Transformers.


I guess you don't really know what you are writing.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141516)
Posted by Swerve on May 30th, 2007 @ 4:01am CDT
lockepsb wrote:Oh yeah... that makes complete sense... Japan Created it, while us American's Blew it up and made it part of Pop Culture.... and it get's a premiere in Italy... somewhere that has no real ties to Transformers.


Research GiG and you'll see that Italy does have ties to the original series, although for whatever reason GiG seems to get less respect than the American or Japanese counterparts.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141519)
Posted by Leonardo on May 30th, 2007 @ 4:05am CDT
Swerve wrote:
lockepsb wrote:Oh yeah... that makes complete sense... Japan Created it, while us American's Blew it up and made it part of Pop Culture.... and it get's a premiere in Italy... somewhere that has no real ties to Transformers.


Research GiG and you'll see that Italy does have ties to the original series, although for whatever reason GiG seems to get less respect than the American or Japanese counterparts.


I find that http://www.tf-1.com is a good place to start, if you're so inclined.
Re: World Premiere of Transformers Movie To Be Held in Italy (141712)
Posted by Justicity on May 30th, 2007 @ 8:17am CDT
Do you know what really sucks ¬¬ I was going to be going to Sicily then! But the college trip was moved back a month, which I was fine with until I found this out >.<

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