'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' trailer viewed 6 million times in 24 hrs

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The new trailer for director Michael Bay's latest Transformers installment “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was downloaded more than 6 million times in its first 24 hours online.

The latest trailer for the third blockbuster installment in the Transformers movie franchise was a hot online commodity after being posted exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers website. After racking up over 6 million views in a period of 24 hours, the movie trailer became the most-viewed trailer in the history of iTunes Movie Trailers.

"Transformers represents big summer fun at the movies and iTunes Movie Trailers was the ideal place to debut the latest installment to a global entertainment audience," says Amy Powell, Paramount Pictures' Executive Vice President Interactive Marketing & Film Production.

The sneak peak offered a new series of teasers for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” a movie that many predict will be the blockbuster hit of the summer.

In “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturo reprise their starring roles in the two previous Transformer films, “Transformers” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

Not joining the latest cast in the third Transformers installment is starlet Megan Fox, whose character of Mikaela was some serious eye candy, but will not be brought back in the third film.

LaBeaouf's love interest and Fox replacement will be English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who plays the role of “Carly,” a character from the original 1984 Transformers animated series.

The film, which is the continuation of a story that pits the Autobots against the Decepticons, is set to debut in select locations on June 29th and countrywide in the United States on July 1, 2011. The film will be shown in regular 2D and 3D, as well as in IMAX theaters.

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