Friday, August 27, 2010

Detroit Pulls Out the Big Guns, Turturro in House and Street Closures

Three blurbs of Transformers 3 production news from Chicago and Detroit. To start, if had hopes that cast and crew were going to remain in Chicago past September 1st, might as well dash as Jalopnik has posted a small gallery of images that show that crew is in town prepping the Packard Plant for filming. If the big gun/jet engine/beats me is any indication, it looks like the site will be involved in more action pack filming. However, I think the site is considered private property so not expecting quite the view that we occasional got in Chicago. Click here to the other images from the plant.

Back in Chicago, it seems Shia LaBeouf continues to film at "work" as he was spotted yesterday on set in his suit again and flirting with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Carly for some scenes as she was wearing a tiny and tight blue dress. The more significant piece of news is John Turturro is finally spotted on set. Considering what is currently being filmed is probably closer to the beginning of the film then the end, it’s unclear if this proves he will be part of the big finale action sequences of the film or not. Click here for rest of the Daily Mail's gallery but ignore the text as it focuses on pointless gossip and identifies Turturro as "crew". Thanks to Phil for the link.

Last but not least, another street closure notice for today as filming returns to the Old Post Office Building along Van Buren Street.
The movie is using the Old Main Post Office, 433 W. Van Buren Street, for shooting today, and Van Buren is closed between Wacker Drive and Canal Street until 11 p.m. Lanes will be open during rush hour, however, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Meanwhile, parking restrictions are in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday to facilitate filming of 'Transformers 3" in the area near Wabash Avenue and Washington Street.

The restrictions are:

• Both sides of Wabash from Randolph to Monroe
• The north side of Randolph from Garland to Wabash
• The south side of Washington from Michigan to Wabash
• The north side of Madison from Michigan to Wabash

21 comments:

  1. Those rockets look kind of like Jetfire's. Maybe Prime will use his jetpack again? Also nice to see Turturro back!

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  2. Mmmmhh I think that is a kind of Cybetronian crashed ship

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  3. Friday August 27 - A building notice regarding the filming at the old Post Office says they will be filming "inside and around"the building, "including action scenes on W Van Buren" between Wacker and Canal. "Filming will include simulated gunfire, controlled pyrotechnic explosions, precision driving, controlled vehicle crashes and roll-overs and black smoke."

    Sounds good!

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  4. Post Office area shooting apparently done. Night scenes in the alley by Wabash and Washington tonight.

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  5. Guys jet engines...Megatron?

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  6. @KRandTFfan: That's exactly, what I thought when looking at these Engines.
    I think it's highly possible, that they're included in Prime's trailer(would have been quite a waste, as Jetfire sacrificed himself, to give Prime this PowerUp, if he'd just completely ditched them after TF2).
    However, I'm still wondering how big of a role Sam would be in TF3.

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  7. is so sad how people are Bashing Bay and transformers,in does pics links. if they dont like it why bother commenting

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  8. looks like one of omega's hands! or jet engines from possible spacecraft coming from cybertron

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  9. The first thought to my mind was that Jetfire's engines are going to be reused in the film. Cool, as the ARMADA Jet Optimus was awesomely adapted into the film.

    However, on reflection, I think it could be the Ark (the Autobot ship). After all, the Nemesis (the Decepticon ship) made an appearance in TFilm2, so the Ark might appear as well. Can anyone measure the scale of that prop in the picture?

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  10. shockwave!

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  11. dave said.......

    i think its gunna be unicron I keep hearing this rumour that the last battle will consist of all autobots - humans vrs megs, soundwave, shockwave, screamer, and unicron. He is the massive bot that causes the choas and destruction

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  12. This blog is really informative; I have gone through all the posts.

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  13. okay well i'm going to kill the Jetfire question because those aren't J58 engines...

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  14. hello administrator!

    A member at tfw2005 posted a link to these new vids.

    Sam and Carly Being follow by simmons and alan tudyk character. The ferrari and sideswipe are also in the scene:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoKsWnm3z8s

    Heres another version of the scene:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M7UaU_9esc

    And heres one with sams parents in wierd outfits:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWiwlrDUOec

    Hope you enjoy!

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  15. If it was the Ark it would have to be just one little segment of it. Unless perhaps it was a mini-con ship

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  16. OMG IN THAT LAST VIDEO THERE WAS A HUGE TOUR BUS OMG WHO COULD IT BE? I DIDN'T SEE AN AUTOBOT LOGO OR DECEPTICON LOGO SO ITS HARD TO TELL WHO IT IS BUT MAYBE ITS PRIMES NEW FORM?

    You know went stealth as a tour bus so nobody would know it was him OR NO! OMG

    ITS HOTROD..... NO RODIMUS PRIME! THAT'D BE AWESOME NO WAIT ITS SOUNDWAVES EARTH FORM!

    OMG THIS IS HUGE! SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET PICTURES OF THAT BUS SO WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHO IT IS BECAUSE ITS ON SET FOR TF3 SO IT MUST BE ONE OMG OMG OMG BBQ!

    ....

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  17. those kind of have the type of shape of Grimlocks gun

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  18. Ok, may i point out for fans, the scale of the ship means it cannot hold any large amount of transformers or any transformers of a large size. My first thought was a Decepticon ship however now i`m thinking that a minicon ship is more likely. However with its size this would also be a great altmode for Shockwave as i doubt he will take an Earth Form.

    TBH, i doubt this is anything more than a large prop. If it was Megatrons alt mode or any important robots altmode we would have seen it around more often. If this is a ship then i`m going with a Unicron scout ship (Imagine Fantastic four 2) or a minicon ship (Transformers Armada). Either way this is most likely the sign that we are going to see something big, either Unicron or (Seeing as their is a bunch of fighting on the ground) A minicon army (As humans dont really battle large cons very well).

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  19. If you look closely there are two trailers. Those engines are two separate things and not one.

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  20. all we have is pure speculation: nothing difinitive! we can all just guess, but not know. all we have is our theories. some of us could be dead on or we could be way-off. i still think the real old looking autobot with the crazy white hair is alpha trion. i think the fire truck is ultra magnus. but that is all guess, not facts

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  21. "all we have is pure speculation: nothing difinitive! we can all just guess, but not know. all we have is our theories"

    I agree completely with you, the only things we can do is guess and hope we might find out a tiny bit of information from all our guesses.

    "If you look closely there are two trailers. Those engines are two separate things and not one"

    Didnt spot that, might be the prop is cut in two down the middle (To make it easier for transport) I think we need better images to be certain of what these things are.

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