Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Transformers 3 Related Parking Restrictions, End Date (Updated)

Two new articles from Chicago Breaking News provide official information on when production will wrap and where they will be filming in the city for the next few days. Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura spoke with the website and said that September 1st is the current last day for production.

"It's funny, we keep extending it here because we're having such a good time, to tell you the truth," Di Bonaventura said. "We were supposed to leave a few days ago, actually, and we kept extending it. Right now, around Sept. 1, but if we have any say in it, we'll keep staying here."

"Last night, I tried to think to myself 'How many cities have I shot in the last seven or eight years,' and I got up to about 118," Di Bonaventura said. "The reason I thought about it was because all of us have felt this was the best city we've ever shot in."
The other article Breaking News reports that parking restrictions will now in effect for filming around Wabash Avenue and Washington Street. It ends on Saturday morning so I guess production will be in that area for the next three days. Thanks to Colin Hinkle for the links.
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
• The south side of Washington from Wabash to State (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday only)
Update: Added Chicago's ABC 7 News report below from the set of Transformers 3 that covers the same ground as the web article but of note is that the scene being filmed involved "...Shia LaBeouf and his movie mom and dad." Nice to hear that Julie White and Kevin Dunn are town and probably chewing the scenery. Around the 2:20 point there is a TF head on a stick but can't tell who.
Update 2: Screenshot from DJ Bigtyme Beats indicates the head is Bumblebee.


27 comments:

  1. Where is Leo is he even in this film ? someone has to know if you have any info please put it below this comment because I need to know his my favorite character

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  2. @ 6:56

    lol that is ridiculous

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  3. Leo, Simmons and John Malkovich characters... that's the big mistery.. where the heck are they?
    If shooting in Chicago really is the end of the movie.. did all of them die before that or what?
    Either that or Bay and the production are telling a lot of lies about Chicago and the whole plot and characters. And actually let's hope that they have been showing a lot of fake scenes being filmed otherwise everything would be known already and so predictable about this movie that it would easily just flop. If what has been made public by the production and became public in Chicago about Transformers3 is all that is about this movie then it's doomed to fail. There is huge blockbuster competition on Summer2011 and so far Transformers3 doesn't have a single chance unless Bay,Spielberg and the production team got some magic rabbit and what we saw so far has been just a bunch of lies... (otherwise where is the plot movies sideways promise they made?)

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  4. Transformers didn't have a single chance in 2007.

    It was a worldwide box office success.

    Transformers ROTF didn't have a single chance in 2009.

    It was also a worldwide box office success.

    Tell me something I haven't already heard.

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  5. 8/25/2010 8:31pm would you just get out!!!! we had enough of you and your constaint ranting!!!!GET THE FUCK OUT now ITs NOT about megan fox now huh! its just YOU bashing the damn film[wich is just so poitless] it not even out yet well you ever get it you mother fucker!!you have been ranting in almost all the damn forems get a damn life and stop! NO ONE knows anything damnment what dont you fucking get you hafe brain dumbass!! OUIT IT!!!!!

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  6. 8/25/2010 9:14 pm------damn lol

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  7. Yeah, I think the bad one busted an artery. But it was well put. :)

    I work with idiotic things everyday. Maybe I'm just jaded and calmer about it. haha

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  8. I honestly don't feel like I know much about this movie yet. And I keep up with this blog almost every day.

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  9. Of course they're staying in chicago. It's the best place to shoot a movie! Plus it must be convinent to have a huge old post office building to shoot at, and having a river with lots of bridges.

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  10. What about the filming in florida ?

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  11. Well said 'the bad one'. I'd like to add that just because we don't see characters in the battle scenes doesn't mean that they die. I hate it when people come close mindedly come to that conclusion. Keller, Maggie, and Glen weren't in the L.A. battle scenes in TF1......doesn't that mean they died? Uh....NO! If the producers 4 years ago told you that the footage they were shooting in L.A. was for the final battle in the movie and you didn't see those 3 on set, would you have concluded that their characters died? Probably. Cause you people don't think it through sometimes.

    And a side note.....that looked like Bumblebee's head on the stick in the news footage.

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  12. To anon @ 10:22pm.....what about it?

    This article is about the wrapping of shooting in Chicago, not the whole movie.

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  13. Hahahahhaha!!!! Shooting fake scenes!!! Do you even know how much it costs to film a movie?? Do you think they have time and money to waste on fake scenes?

    If you don't want to be spoiled, #1) Don't watch them shoot, and #2) Don't come to blogs like this.

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  14. @Anonymous 10:29PM

    Lol! Hell yes they would! Just like a random GMC Diesel truck on the side of the road is a transformer.

    Because we all know Prime will change form in this movie, like omg remember Ironhide is changing into that Red chevy truck?

    And or wait no that was Soundwave wasn't it? or wait!..

    So YES Filming fake scenes is totally plausible

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  15. @"Anonymous 8/25/2010 10:45 PM"--Exactly. There are so many naive childish people writing on forums about production costs they don't have a clue about and really thinking that a production is spending 50% of its budget every single day or something like that... that's just crazy thinking, it's what the marketing machine wants you to believe but it's far from the truth. They can film hundreds of fake scenes if they wanted to. Even because anyway whatever the movie they film a lot more than what is seen on final editing, it's not that because you saw a scene being filmed it will end up in the movie despite what producer and director might claim. Sometimes because that scenes fails screening test, sometimes because they don't have time or budget to finalize the scene where CGI is needed and sometimes because it was a fake scenes made on purpose to hide the plot from the public when filming.

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  16. They were denied filming in washington DC, so they spent the rest of the shoot in Chicago.

    DC loses, Chigago kicks butt.

    But I really REALLY wish there was something new about the robots. Even recent concept art released online will do...

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  17. To anonymous at 8/25/2010 @ 10:22, yeah I agree the one that was moving was Bumblebee and the one a few seconds before and also in the scene with bee was the Red Ferrari (or another Red car) head we saw before I think.

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  18. Does anybody think that this movie may possibly be taking a line sorta in the same direction as the cartoon movie? Maybe this is a huge battle near the middle of the movie and a lot of autobots and decepticons die. Possibly with the Ferrari as Hot Rod turning into the Big Firetruck as Rhodomus Prime. Something I had thought of was that maybe prime dies and gives his spark or parts to Hot Rod which turns him into Rhodomus and makes him eligible to be considered a Prime?

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  19. @"Anonymous 8/26/2010 9:22 AM"---Let's hope that the Chicago battle scenes are just in the middle of the movie and most of the runtime is still unknown, otherwise this movie is not playing sideways as production claimed at all, it's all so predictable and completely spoiled at this point that there is nothing worth watching in theaters anymore.

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  20. I'm afraid Chicago battle scenes are at the end of the movie. Large destruction, Patrick Dempsey's character attacks Sam and Megatron's final death.

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  21. they are the end its the climax of the film the final battle the only thing I hate about this battle is that it reminds me of the first film in Mission city

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  22. @"Anonymous 8/26/2010 11:27 AM"--If that was the case then Leo, Simmons and Malkovich's character were all dead?

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  23. you're gonna see leo and simmons in florida

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  24. wait...so the dc shoot is a no go? I remembered reading 3 weeks, then down to 3 days...so my guess is that the park service said f u to Bay and so all we are going to get is some establishing shots/backgrounds of DC while people talk on the phone or cross the street?

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  25. only a day or two in washington...no filming at museum

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  26. @"Anonymous 8/26/2010 5:28 PM"---Yeah.. great, isn't it? The whole world already knows the finale, almost all major action scenes have been made public during filming in Chicago and only the CGI is missing... Practically the whole plot has been revealed already... They even revealed Sam kissing Carly (Rosie topmodel) so killing any other possible clever plot ideas that won't be there anymore..
    This movie really seems rushed and simplistic. Michael Bay didn't want to do this and it shows badly. He keep rushing the script and deleting things which is not going to help but I bet it's what he really wants, he really wants the movie to fail more or less, he wants to ruin it and have it flop at boxoffice so that Hasbro and Paramount will be forced to reboot the franchise in a 3-4 years time or sooner with other director and producers. Spielberg too doesn't seem all that interested in the franchise anymore, he has other upcoming sci-fi movies like Real Steel and Super8 which might turn into a new better fresh franchise than Transformers that with this third movie really seems a dead duck at this point.

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  27. I'm riding on a horse. :)

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