“Transformers 3” to Film at Detroit in August

{mosimage}That's right, Transformers 3 will be heading to Detroit, Michigan, for filming this August 2010! Will there be any incidents involving out-of-control nanobots, a grumpy police captain, or oddly-dressed archers in green speaking in Ye Olde English? Not likely. The previous time director Michael "Big Boom" Bay filmed in the Motor City was using the Michigan Central Station during the climax of the first film.

Read it up at Detroit Free Press and talk about it here!

'Transformers 3' to film in Detroit in August

BY JULIE HINDS
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
Posted: 4:22 P.M. June 22, 2010

A blockbuster movie franchise will spend part of this summer in the Motor City.

“Transformers 3” plans to film in metro Detroit in August, according to Gabriela Gutentag, a spokeswoman for the movie.

Filming here is expected to last two to three weeks.

Several locations — including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and overseas locales — will be employed in the latest edition of the popular action series from director Michael Bay.

The series starring Shia LaBeouf, which has given prominent screen time to GM vehicles, has been a hit with moviegoers. It debuted in 2007 with “Transformers,” which earned $319 million at the domestic box office. The 2009 sequel, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” took in $402 million. The third installment is expected to open in 2011, according to IMDB.com.

Scenes for the first “Transformers” were filmed in Detroit, including at the Michigan Central Station. Bay also filmed scenes here for the 2005 movie “The Island.”

“Transformers 3” has been approved for the state’s tax incentives for filmmaking, according to the Michigan Film Office.

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