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."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.
"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 restrictions are: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.
• 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 2: Screenshot from DJ Bigtyme Beats indicates the head is Bumblebee.