Thursday, September 02, 2010

Transformers 3 in Indiana, Extra Injured

It seems that for the last three days Transformers 3 has been filming along a highway in Hammond, Indiana. Wednesday night's shoot ended on a tragic note as an extra on the set was injured by an object that went through the windshield of her 2006 Toyota resulting in a "serious head injury" that required an airlift to Loyola Medical Center. Apparently the driver was knocked unconscious as the vehicle continued moving, hitting the inner concrete median for a mile before coming to a stop.

Part of the filming used extras in their own vehicles to, I assume, fill out the look of a highway chase sequence that closed down the freeway for driving stunt sequences. Filming at the location was cancelled (or at least the use of extras) for Thursday but I am not sure if that is due to the injury or because of the filming in Chicago. Further details have not been released but hopefully the extra will make a full recovery.

Relating to the Indiana filming, below are two videos posted today that show a little bit of the action. Optimus Prime has taken on a blue color for I assume special effects reasons as that shape will be replaced by CGI in post-production. It must be a complicated sequence as that hasn't been necessary in the past. Thanks to DJ Bigtyme Beats for the videos.



17 comments:

  1. Motormaster? The Blue Truck? And the other truck was Onslaught?

    Bruticus vs. Menasor vs. Superion???

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  2. That blue truck has to be stunt double for optimus, its not even the same type of truck, optimus is an older style square front end and sleeper this one is a newer style truck with rounded features, they just needed something the same size and general shape

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  3. I dont care if Optimus is being chased by Unicron or anything. The Optimus i remember would never purposefully destroy cars or vehicle`s that contain people. I`m guessing either Motoromaster or Scourge. Whatever it is, we`ll probably have atleast one Decepticon and one Autobot combiner.

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  4. No, you can see this Truck at the begining of the first Video. The Truck and this "Stunt Truck" is the same! Could be Motormaster. But I think it is a Decepticon combiner.

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  5. God bless the poor victims, and heal their bodies quickly.

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  6. Scorpio is right, the way this truck bashes through the cars in its way (obviously injuring and killing people in the process), it's got to be a decepticon. I wonder what this truck will actually look like in the final movie. The way it's made for CGI, it may not even be a truck. Maybe some cybertronian vehicle? There's also a blue version of Optimus seen in the start of the footage.

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  7. Agreed, the truck blasting through traffic is not Prime. He wouldn't act that way.

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  8. My heart goes out to that extras family. I hope for the best in that case.

    That smash truck may very well be Motormaster. I can very well see him as one of those large Volvo trucks, The king of the road type. The Optimus truck just may be a random truck on the roadside. The square headlights and center drop trailer isn't the type Optimus would have.

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  9. "The way it's made for CGI, it may not even be a truck. Maybe some cybertronian vehicle?"

    Thanks, you raise a good point.

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  10. Some dumb bitchwhoreslut getting injured is not as important as whether or not that is in fact Motormasher.

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  11. Thats very disrespectful right that! Shame on you for saying that. That accident is important. How would U feel if u was in that situation?!

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  12. I don't understand why comments like 1:09 is getting through here. That post should have been deleted in my opinion.

    It's nice to see people show their concern when unfortunate things like this happens.

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  13. Here's to a speedy recovery to the injured, I'm sure Michael will treat her well, not only becuase he may have too, but he'd likely want too.

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  14. honestly? do you guys not fucking read what this guy writes and only look at the videos and pictures? the most dumbwitted people out there, dear god. you should not be using a computor. the truck is optimus, its just blue to help the designers put CGI over it. so he transforms or is in the middle of transforming or such.

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  15. OMG! THERES A CRANE ON SET! OMG I CAN'T SEE BUT I WONDER IF ITS AN AUTOBOT OR CON OMG!

    CAN ANYBODY READ WHAT IT SAYS ON THE ARM OF THE CRANE? MAYBE DEVISTATOR RETURNS? OMG THIS IS HUGE NEWS!

    OR MAYBE ITS PRIMES NEW FORM! CUZ WHY WOULD HE STAY THE TRUCK OMG WAIT I KNOW YEAH THATS IT
    CUZ THE TRUCK DRIVES BY THE CRANE SO IT'LL SCAN THE CRANE AND TURN INTO IT

    OMFG BBQ I CAN'T WAIT

    There are 2 Semi trucks... 1 is Prime the other is Unknown...

    End of discussion

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  16. OMG THERE'S A GIANT DINOSAUR ON THE SET OMG

    AND HE'S FIGHTING A BUNCH OF PLANES THAT JUST

    FORMED A BIG GUY OMG MICHAEL BAY JUST SAID TRYPTICON

    AND SUPERION OMG OMG OMG THEY JUST STARTED FIGHTING

    AND CRASHED 8 BUILDINGS DOWN OMG OMG OMG

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  17. is not optimus, i pretty sure

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