Imax Pre-Releases 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Tuesday

Lucian Capellaro

Imax and Paramount Pictures are releasing 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D' on 146 screens domestically ahead of the launch weekend.

TORONTO – Imax Corp. is going out early with Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D, from Tuesday on 146 domestic screens.

Michael Bay’s effects-heavy picture will also open on at least 117 Imax screens internationally, with 105 to start screening on launch weekend.

Greg Foster, chairman and president of filmed entertainment at Imax, said advance tickets sales have been “very strong” as Transformers fans turns to Imax’s super-sized screens for a digitally re-mastered version of the Paramount Pictures movie, which stars Shia LaBeouf.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, directed by Bay, was written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce.

The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.