Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bay: TF3 Location Scouting Begun

Michael Bay has provided to his official website a brief update on his pre-production efforts for Transformers 3 and also assistance he helped provide for the devastation in Haiti. Click here to view images of the team heading to Haiti.
Hello everyone,

Busy scouting - Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C. for Transformers last week. Things are going well. The script is feeling very different from the other two. I ended my scout down in Miami this weekend to load my plane with 14 Florida Surgeons, specialists in various fields and flew them down to Haiti. We then returned with a planeload of a team of exhausted Miami Fire rescue. It is proving very difficult for these volunteers to get back home.

They say the news hardly gives the true scope of what really happened. They really feel about 500,000 probably died. One of the worst stories I heard from people down there - because of the huge lack of education in Haiti – when the earthquake struck – everyone ran inside buildings most likely to their graves. The state of Florida is really pulling their weight in this massive effort. Here some pics:



  1. Hello everyone,

    So, I turned on NPR for the first time in, gosh, decades, and the radio man told me about the recent earthquake in Haiti! Those poor black people! Shaken up like that!

    But where some see national tragedy, I see opportunity! I've grabbed my film crew and boarded a jet to Haiti. I mean, this is a really great chance to snag some footage for TF3! Tons of delicious destruction and I don't have to create it! We'll just fly in, record some toppled buildings, and impose a giant robot over it in post! This is great!

    Of course, we'll get some of the natives in the shot, too. Wouldn't want to be insensitive, after all. Hey, there's nothing funnier than a bunch of tribal things in loincloths, running around and jabbering frantically! Haitians wear loincloths, right?


  2. umm... @anonymous... I dont know about everything, but how many other film directors out there are taking time out of their busy schedules to escort rescue workers??

    he maybe failed on the movies, but theres no need for douchebag'ish comments like that IMO...

  3. People dying by the thousands in a tragedy of that scale is nothing to joke about. I can't believe there are people who still do that in this day and age.

  4. @ anonymous... retard

  5. anonymous i hope you burn in hell

  6. To the first post: that was in bad taste. I don’t think even Roland Emerrich would shoot a disaster film in Haiti.

    Well, Bay is most likely to shoot somewhere in a desert. He shot at White Sands for TFilm1 and he shot in Jordan for TFilm2, so where’s he gonna go next for a desert? Gobi, or the Atacama?

    Apart from the desert, he will shoot in a city, and after the epic forest fight from TFilm2, I really hope there'll be another one (no jungle fights, though, that'd be too AVATARish)...

    Whatever happens, I hope he'll surprise us and shock/awe us with epic battles!


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