Thursday, August 12, 2010

Transformers 3 in Gary, Indiana Again

Nearly four months to the day later, Transformers 3 production returned to film in Gary, Indiana on Wednesday. Filming occurred at the Majestic Star Casino property that officially kicked off principle photography back in April. The Post-Tribune was on hand as they reported some of what was film that included a "snow" scene between Josh Duhamel and a Optimus Prime head topped pole, the economic impact and comments from TF3 producer Lorenzo diBonaventura. No indication on how long TF3 production will remain in Gary. Thanks to Jeff for the link.
A "Transformers 3" film crew spent hours Wednesday in Gary making their next blockbuster movie outside the former Lehigh cement plant on Majestic Star's property. Director Michael Bay could be seen there, leading actors like Duhamel through a scene they filmed again and again.

"We were looking for a place to emulate a foreign country with a series of abandoned buildings," Producer Ian Bryce said. "If you've got lemons, you make lemonade," [Gary's film office's Ben] Clement said. "And if that's the reason they're coming, so be it."

"Transformers" might move their shoot next to City Methodist Church, a crumbling cathedral found at West 6th Avenue and Washington Street. Last year a crew filmed "Nightmare on Elm Street" there.

Clement said Gary is benefitting not because of tax credits but because of its proximity to Chicago. diBonaventura said about 500 people might have been involved in Wednesday's shoot in Gary, and it costs money to move all of them.

"A very important piece of information is revealed in this scene," diBonaventura said. "The movie makes no sense without it."

31 comments:

  1. Personally, being about an abandoned place, snow on the ground, i mean i dunno about you guys but i feel like this is a Chernobyl scene or something

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  2. the abandoned place is more of hint for Chernobyl, especially since it says "foreign country" welcome to the old Soviet Union! lol

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  3. oh dear, i dont like the idea of having a piece on info from a certain scene that makes the whole movie go round. cause you know a lot of people are gonna not pay close attention to that scene, and theyre gonna be lost through the rest of the movie, and then theyre gonna bitch about how the movie made no sence.

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  4. When this place was filming location during pre-shoots, it was said to potray Ukraine. And besides there was once casting calls for people to play Ukrainian soldiers.

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  5. Chernobyl/Prypiat is in the ukraine ;-)(which is the former Soviet Union)

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  6. A snow scene will be interesting, just to see how ILM makes the robots look with snow on 'em.

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  7. Ukraine doesn't look like Urkaine on film. To get that look, you have to film in Indiana.

    But what if you want something that looks like Indiana?

    You have to film in Oklahoma.

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  8. A Decepticon has perhaps caused the disaster of Chernobyl O.0????!!!!Probably the rusty truck are involved in...rusty places-rusty truck...mmmh

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  9. MOTORMASTER!!!!! CHECK THIS OUT OMFG!

    It says on the side of the truck "These wheels were made for crushing"

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4889648904_b29497c285.jpg

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4889648876_1a6b75a269.jpg

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4889648888_a853e93b0e.jpg

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  10. Is that a super fan's truck? or was that taken at one of the shooting locations?

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  11. Holy cr@p!!!

    at anonymous 12:57

    thats a hell of a lot of work to turn a Kenworth cab over into that! thats gotta be for TF3 no fan would spend that much to do that truck!

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  12. OMFG Where was that spotted?? That has to be legit!

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  13. PEOPLE! I don't think that this truck will be in TF3, it's not in the style of Michael Bay.. Plus we've got no more info on this. I don't see this being in TF3 at all. It's TOO MUCH G1-ish, i call FANBOY.

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  14. Today the forcast is slow news with a front of sarcasm.

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  15. I totally agree with Anon 4:54 AM.

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  16. @ HammerZ said...
    Today the forcast is slow news with a front of sarcasm.

    8/14/2010 6:01 AM

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    Yeah i know sarcasm, but before some of us get their hopes up that Motormaster will be in the upcoming Transformers movie, just gotta make sure that there won't be any more confusion :P

    Btw, i'm mr. Anonymous from 4.54 AM.

    Was thinking of a subline for TF3..

    ''Transformers: Reign of Shockwave''

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  17. Btw, there he is... http://www.decepticonmotormaster.com/

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  18. Martinus Prime8/14/2010 6:55 AM

    Guys, anon 4:54 AM is right, I saw this truck a few weeks ago on a site where it stood on front of a convention centre, I thought I came across it on TFW2005 or something, or maybe here on this blog, I don't remember.
    Despite the awesomeness of this truck, it is definitly a fanmade truck, here is it's own webste:

    http://www.decepticonmotormaster.com/

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  19. Martinus Prime8/14/2010 6:58 AM

    Damn, I was just typing my piece and you anon 6:53 AM were a bit sooner than me ;)

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  20. Filming locations (Check it out if you want to see if they are filming near you!)

    http://therandomspots.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-transformers-filming-locations.html

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  21. I like the movie, I like the story and the robot.

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  22. does anyone definitively know if their filming in TX, you don't have to know specifically where
    just if they are, cause if they are i might get some vids and pics
    and i really can't beleive no updates in days!

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  23. More news please!!!
    It has been 3 days without any new updates...

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  24. You people don't believe that? But you go off on tanjents about that fire truck being Primes new "form"

    Or that Mercedes being "Q" sometimes you fan boys amaze me lol

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  25. I HEARD THAT "Q" BEATS UP PRIME AS A TRUCK

    AND HE CAN'T BE A TRUCK ANYMORE CUZ HIS PRIDE WAS HURT

    SO HE CHANGES FORM INTO THAT FIRE TRUCK AND IS LIKE MORE POWERFUL

    WHY WOULD HE STAY A TRUCK FOR 3 MOVIES WHY NOT SWITCH MODES ALL OF A SUDDEN OUTTA NO FUCKING WHERE

    AND Q WALKS OFF A BAD ASS BECAUSE HIS NAME IS Q AND A TRADEMARK ON THE LETTER Q WOULD TOTALLY WORK SEEING AS ITS ALREADY KINDA OWNED BY THE BRAINLESS IDIOTS WHO RUN THE BOND MOVIES BUT THAT MAKES TOTAL SENSE

    BECAUSE I'M SURE AT ONE POINT IN THE HISTORY OF BOND FILMS HE FILMED IN CHICAGO

    AND HOLY SHIT TF3 IS FILMING THERE SO THAT MEANS BAY OMG WHOA I GET IT NOW

    PRIME WILL STAND UP ON TOP OF MEGS CORPSE AND SAY

    "I AM PRIME, OPTIMUS PRIME RULER OF THE AUTOBOTS"

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAH

    fucking fan boy idiot retards......

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  26. "A very important piece of information is revealed in this scene," diBonaventura said. "The movie makes no sense without it."

    As with all Michael bay movies this movie will not make any sense regardless .

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  27. So far the only new news is some rumour/disinformation of TFW2005 about how a human named Hardcore Eddie will kill Starscream and release his spirit to invade some person.

    It's so lame it can't even appear here.

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  28. WRITING THIS IN CAPS CUZ ITS ANOTHER UPDATE / SPOILER SO IF YOU DONT WANT TO HEAR IT STOP READING...


    I'm friends with one of the SFX guys on set and he says in a photo. "The Special FXs team, are ready...after 8 straight days of prepping,rigging,testing, for The Chernobyl scene..If you cant take the HEAT, stay off the set..."


    http://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll211/p00p_m0nsta/


    here is the image gallery i took from his pictures. in it are a few cool shots of the actual trump tower jump and new images of the chernobyl scene that has been taking place in the last few days. hope this can hold a few people over for now!

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  29. btw here's an addition. My friends recent facebook status is this...


    "KAAAA-BOOMMMMMM...Blowing up the roof of a abandon cement factory,with major amounts of black powder and gas, along the lake, in beautiful Gary IN,,THE BULIDING n area are to portray CHERNOBYL....6am call..love my jobon Wednesday"

    sounds pretty awesome!

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  30. http://glennmorshower.com/Actor.html Glenn morshower returns to third film.

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  31. Wow! 4 days without any news? We just went through about 3-4 weeks with constant news and now nothing in 4 days....aarrrrgh....maybe i'm spoiled....lol.

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