PARAMOUNT PICTURES "TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT" TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT THE "2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS"
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 5, 2017) - MTV today announced that the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards" will premiere an exclusive sneak peek from Paramount Pictures highly-anticipated action-adventure blockbuster
"Transformers: The Last Knight," set for theatrical release on June 23. Mega star, Mark Wahlberg will reveal a never-before-seen clip to fans during the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards" LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
"Transformers: The Last Knight," finds humans and Transformers at war and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. In "Transformers: The Last Knight," the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Directed by Michael Bay, "Transformers: The Last Knight" stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, and Santiago Cabrera.
Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian serve as executive producers. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, p.g.a., Tom DeSanto , Don Murphy, Ian Bryce p.g.a are producers. The story is written by Akiva Goldsman, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan and the screenplay is written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan.
The 2017 "MTV Movie & TV Awards" will serve as the ultimate celebration of the best stories, actors and characters for the MTV audience. Breakout horror film, "Get Out," leads the pack with six nominations, along with "Beauty and the Beast" and "Stranger Things" with four. While fan favorite categories like Best Kiss, Best Hero, Best Villain and more remain, MTV has broken the divide between film, television and streaming series, instead nominating the best performances no matter the screen. Also for the first time, the former Best Actor and Best Actress categories have been replaced with non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show. Best Fight has been modernized to Best Fight the System reflecting the audience's increasing awareness and activism around broader social justice issues. In addition, MTV introduced Best American Story, Tearjerker, Best Host, Best Reality Competition and Next Generation.
Casey Patterson, for her second consecutive year, will serve as Executive Producer. Carol Donovan and MTV's Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards." Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music.
Official sponsors of the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards" include Always(R), Diamond Producers Association(TM), MTN DEW(R) LABEL SERIES, Taco Bell(R), Toyota C-HR and truth(R).
MTV is a global youth culture brand inspired by music. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).
About Casey Patterson Entertainment:
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Casey Patterson is an Emmy(R)-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20-year tenure at Viacom. Patterson's current projects include the breakout hit-series "Lip Sync Battle," the highest-rated series in Spike history; the revamped "2016 MTV Movie Awards;" Spike's "One Night Only: Alec Baldwin" airing this June; "Rock the Troops" with Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions; Nickelodeon's "Lip Sync Battle: Shorties;" and "Guys Choice." Additional credits include such high-profile events as the "The Concert for New York City," "The Concert of the Century at the White House," "Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special," "The Comedy Awards," "Between Two Ferns - A Fairy Tale of New York," "The Video Game Awards," "SCREAM Awards," "GQ Men of the Year Awards," VH1's "Vogue Fashion Awards," VH1's "Divas Live," FOX's "Billboard Music Awards," and NBC's "Concert for America."