Revealed: Official Transformers 3 plot synopsis

Now that Michael Bay's third Transformers film finally got itself a title two weeks back—Transformers: The Dark of the Moon—all it needed was a plot. And one just leaked online, thanks to a board book meant for kids.

Transformers 3 Push-Pops, listed at Amazon today, reveals the following official description:

"The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There's new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime Transformers character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth."

We may not have learned much new, but hey—at least now it's official!

Transformers: The Dark of the Moon will hit theaters July 1, 2011.

(via slashfilm)