‘Transformers 3’ will be in 3D

Former 3D cynic Michael Bay also releases plot details

The next instalment of the Transformers franchise will be released in 3D.

Director Michael Bay had previously dismissed 3D as “a gimmick”, and claimed “the way I shoot is far too aggressive for 3D cameras” – but appears to have changed his mind, following the new filmmaking technique’s success.

Bay also revealed some plot details for the third instalment of the Transformers franchise, which includes a suggestion that the 1957 to 1975 space race between Russia and the US was influenced by giant robots.

The storyline will also involve less comedy and more drama involving Sam Witwicky’s (Shia LaBoeuf) transition from boy to man.

Megan Fox, who played Mikaela in the first two films, has been replaced as LaBoeuf’s love interest by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.