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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Anyone who's been following/reading my updates on the production of Transformers 3 over at the 'Universal Studios' folder thread titled "Transformers 3 - Filming in Chicago," with filming moving over to Detroit soon, then DC. I'll update all the production updates, and anything Transformers 3 from here on for us Transformers fans here - Hence the title of this thread =)

    Meantime, I created an updated 411 cheat-sheet on Transformers 3, what's known so far (AUG 21, 2010).

    Title: Transformers 3 (may change)
    Director: Michael Bay
    Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce & Steven Spielberg
    Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg & Michael Bay
    Writers: Ehren Kruger
    Visual Effects Companies: ILM (Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd), and Digital Domain (a visual effects/animation company founded by James Cameron, Scott Ross, Stan Winston)
    Budget: $200 million
    Studio: Paramount Pictures & DreamWorks Pictures
    Distributed by Paramount Pictures (domestically) & Universal Pictures International (internationally at some markets)
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Official Movie Site & Trailer (site has not been updated... Yet)
    Filmed in 3D with Arri Alexa Pace camera system Source: http://www.theblackandblue.com/2010/...mers-3-wvideo/

    After the major complaints from the sequel, Steven Spielberg enforced the promise of the return of the core mythology from the Generation 1 animated series, with more character development with the Transformers, and better story telling. With that in mind, Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime, like the television series. The film is more of a mystery, Bay says. 'It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened." Source: https://michaelbay.com/
    Photo below was taken in Los Angeles back in June of the "Go Home" campaign.


    The lead human cast:
    Shia LaBeouf - Sam Witwicky
    Josh Duhamel - Captain Lennox
    Tyrese Gibson - Master Sergeant Robert Epps
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Carly (Sam's new love)
    John Turturro - Agent Simmons
    John Malkovich - Shia's boss
    Frances McDormand - National Intelligence Director
    Patrick Dempsey - Dylan
    Alan Tudyk - Agent Simmons Assistant
    Kevin Dunn - Ron Witwicky
    Julie White - Judy Witwicky

    the Transformer voices:
    Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime (who's been voicing Prime since 1984)
    Hugo Weaving - MegatronMark Ryan - Bumblebee (verified)
    Robert Foxworth - Ratchet (assumed but technically unverified)
    Jess Harnell - Ironhide (assumed but technically unverified)
    Charles Adler - Starscream (assumed but technically unverified)
    Frank Welker - Soundwave (Who's been voicing Soundwave since 1984, he also did the original voice of Megatron)
    Tom Kenny - Skids & Wheelie
    Reno Wilson - Mudflap
    James Avery - Silverbolt (1 of the 7 Autobot jets that that combine of Superion, Silverbolt forms the head & torso of Superion)

    the Transformers (alien machines) cast:
    the Autobots - In ()'s mean (Earth modes)

    Optimus Prime (Peterbilt 379 EX - notice Prime has his classic Gen1 trailer)

    Bumblebee (2011 Chevy Camaro), Ratchet (2009 Hummer H3), Ironhide (2007 GMC Topkick C4500), Skids (2011 Chevy Sparks), Mudflap (2011 Chevy Sparks) , Wheelie (the blue RC toy truck), and Sideswipe (2012 Chevy Corvette Centennial convertible)

    The new comers to the film but based on Transformers generation 1 & 2 are Silverbolt (the largest of the five Autobot-allied Aerialbots). Below are Gen1 Aerialbots, and the Silverbolt character is in the middle. All together, they transform to become Superion).

    Here's video of retro look back at the Aerialbots
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF0lc5Qc9wY]YouTube - G1 TRANSFORMERS "Superion" English version[/ame]
    Inferno (the red Rosenbaurer Panther airline fire truck pictured below)
    Chase (Ferrari 458 Italia), and some new characters dubbed "Einstein" who's a blue 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 in Earth mode, and the Wreckers...

    (the above 3 Nascar vehicles were to believe to be badguys because they were packing so many weapons, they are confirmed as Autobots).

    the Decepticons - In ()'s mean (Earth modes).
    Megatron (Cybertronian tank & jet - gets a little of make-over after almost being torn apart from Prime)

    Starscream (F-22 Raptor), Soundwave (a satellite & Cybertronian jet. Must be noted in Earth mode, his face & chest will resemble the classic Soudwave we all know & love), Laserbeak & Rumble (the 2 loyal decepticons who work in tandem with Soundwave), Shockwave (a second in comand of the Decepticons, Earth mode unkown but in the series he was a laser cannon) *Seen here in the photo below with the cyclops eye, must be noted too, Soundwave's face in robot Earth mode is also seen next to Shockwave's as stand in head poles.
    Below is video of the classic Shockwave character...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ecCLp0Vb8A&feature=relatedand"]YouTube- Tribute to Shockwave[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v23PsHes7RM"]YouTube- Transformers 2 Devastator[/ame]
    Devastator (the Earth moving vehicles that are known as the constructicons) as seen in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen climax above are returning.

    In addition, another combining decepticon group is said to be in the film. The giveaway, Onslaught (rumored but other sources state that this truck photographed below is Onslaught)...

    In the animated series, he was a WW2 troop transport fuel truck, leader of the of the Combaticons, that combined the massive giant robot, Bruticus. They were created by Starscream when he wanted to have his own army.

    Who are Onslaught & the Combaticons? They are ...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSD2nrdn17c&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube- Transformers Combaticons[/ame]

    Rumors - in ()'s state sources.
    - Bumblebee and Optimus Prime's designed will be tweaked. Bumblebee to look like he has matured, Prime to appear more heroic. (Transformers 3's Optimus, Bumblebee getting makeovers | Blastr)
    - Bumblebee has been updated to a 2011 Chevy Camaro with multiple modifications to the body but not a convertible as previousily rumored. (New Looks at Transformers 3 Bumblebee and Repaint Megan Fox Transformers)
    - Film will be released in HD-3D (TRANSFORMERS 3 to be filmed with 3D cameras » GordonandtheWhale.com)
    -Transformers 3 will be filmed with real 3D cameras, not post production converted (http://www.collider.com/2010/07/08/p...hia-labeouf/)- Megan Fox was fired from Transformers 3 (Transformers 3 Producer: Replacing Megan Fox Was a Risk - E! Online)
    -Transformers 2 set the record for most special effect memory, with over 150 terabytes of disk space on a MAC (which melted a few MAC processors). While the first Transformers took up only 15 terabytes. Compare that to James Cameron 'Avatar' that only took 68 terabytes worth of memory. (http://www.awn.com/articles/profiles...itransformersi). With Transformers 3, ILM has "invested" over 500 terabytes of disk memory!
    -Megatron dies in part 3 with the possibility of introduction of Galvatron (TF3: If Megatron dies Galvatron will Arise !!)
    This brings us to...
    -Unicron, known as the "chaos bringer," Unicron is the most massive and deadly of all Transformers. His goal is to absorb the Universe; planet by planet, solar system by solar system. With each world he devours, he grows in size, strength, energy, knowledge and power. He's also has the power to of change the physical being of a transformer. Those who have the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen on Blu-ray, writers of the film in a behind the scenes featurette said there's a good chance he'll play a key role in part 3. (Michael Bay's Hidden Transformers 3 Message Teases Unicron). To refresh your memory, here's what Unicron did with Megatron in the original animated film...
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzNsOGt3bHk]YouTube - Transformers Unicron meets Megatron and his transformation into Galvatron[/ame]
    Now, Transformers 3 wraps up filming in Chicago this week, production then is off to Detroit, Michigan. The location, the old Motor City Industrial Park complex (pictured below) around September.

    No idea for how long or what other locations will occur in the city of Detroit. So, Detroit transformer fans, keep your eyes & cameras ready =)

    Meantime... Transform & dance!
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSE9nx4RvcQ"]YouTube- Raveformer[/ame]
    The song in the Raveformer video is 'Satifaction' by Benny Benassi
    Last edited by JMora; 08-21-2010 at 11:09 PM.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    I wish they could bring Omega Supreme into this series. Would love to see him on the big screen.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    I wish they could bring Omega Supreme into this series. Would love to see him on the big screen.
    Me too, he was a really a cool character too, and with the film version. I am kinda surprised he's hasn't been in the film by now, he could have been the connection/allie between the US army (or NEST), and the transformers, etc.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbcwV818LuA]YouTube - Transformers: Omega Supreme[/ame]
    =)

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Where to start, so much has happened in the past few days, and it seems Chicago will get to have the production of Transformers 3 for a little bit longer but first, some details on the upcoming Florida location shoot.

    It seems filming will take place at 'Florida's Space Coast,' and they are hiring now for positions in catering, craft service, medics, PAs, electricians, grips, and set dressing. More info/details here: Kennedy Space Center | Florida's Space Coast Attractions | Cocoa Beach Resorts Filming will happen around September.

    Meanwhile back in the 'Windy City,' just a few days of filming with no explosions but a new heavy tinted window Red Chevrolet pickup truck has been spotted on the set but no Autobot/Decepticon insignias were identified. It can be assumed it's just a regular truck driven by a character but any heavy tinted vehicle in the film has been a Transformer of sorts, so who knows for now.

    As seen in past videos, these photos are taken of & around the fake 'The Department Of Health And Human Services' at Chicago’s old Post Office (which has been transformed into a high security area for N.E.S.T).



    (pictured below) Some piece of a transformer spotted.


    In short, the past few days have been used as pick-up shots at various locations. It was thought that Transformers 3 will be leaving the city by this week but news has been revealed the possibility for another three weeks total. The 3 week addition in Chicago may be because they were denied a heavy 3 week shoot over D.C.? No one knows yet but kinda of makes sense if they haven't scouted for a new locations, time will tell.

    In addition, its rumored that Optimus Prime trailer maybe part of Optimus Prime when he transformers into robot mode, as being some Super Optimus Prime.

    Here's Prime & his Gen1 trailer in action...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyCH1EgQC9o"]YouTube- Transformers 3 Chicago Filming - Optimus Prime Explosion[/ame]
    If one remembers, Optimus Prime got a little power boost in the sequel, and the trailer is a new addition for part 3. Even though Jetfire combined with prime in the sequel, Jetfire pieces fell off but seemed Prime still holds more strength. In the original animated series, the trailer would just disappear when Prime transformed into robot form, and never gave an explanation where it went. That would never fly with neat picky audiences today, so kinda makes sense for the trailer to be apart of Prime when he transforms.

    This was the look of Super Prime in the animated series (pictured below).


    Sources: http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2...omment-page-1/

    13 Chicago Bus Routes Detour For 'Transformers 3' - cbs2chicago.com
    Last edited by JMora; 08-24-2010 at 04:23 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by JMora View Post
    It seems filming will take place at 'Florida's Space Coast,' and they are hiring now for positions in catering, craft service, medics, PAs, electricians, grips, and set dressing. More info/details here: Kennedy Space Center | Florida's Space Coast Attractions | Cocoa Beach Resorts Filming will happen around September.
    Does this mean Astrotrain might be in it? Maybe a little nod to the end of the space shuttle program?

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    Does this mean Astrotrain might be in it? Maybe a little nod to the end of the space shuttle program?
    Nobody really knows but one major detail I left out on the update too. The Kennedy Space Center is also the center piece of production. Filming is scheduled around mid-September. A real life scheduled launch of Space Shuttle Discovery will occur at 11:57 a.m. EDT on September 16th, which is going to be filmed by the Transformers 3 crew.

    The main story or plot of part 3 still remains a mystery but one plot key point is known. It centers around the “space race between Russia and the U.S.” theme, implying that the Transformers played a hidden role in mankind’s first exploration of space.

    This will make the trilogy full circle, remember the original teaser almost 4 years ago?
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ItK90yvA44]YouTube - Transformers teaser[/ame]
    With that in mind, it would make sense to have Astrotrain to have a role, crossing my fingers =)

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Some tiny news, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura spoke with a Chicago news website, and said that September 1st is the current last day for production in Chicago. Can read more on the interview here: 'Transformers 3' wrapping up in Chicago - Chicago Breaking News
    Last edited by JMora; 08-25-2010 at 09:45 PM.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011


    Not that much has been happening with the production of Transformers 3 with filming winding down soon in Chicago. Some normal acting actor shots...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoKsWnm3z8s&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube- Just another day at the office[/ame]
    Some car chases in a alley.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M7UaU_9esc&feature=player_embedded#]YouTube - Filming Transformers 3 in Chicago[/ame]!
    Some new two black decepeticon SUVs have been spotted as tricked out Suburbans.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7oJUdvPfPk&feature=player_embedded#]YouTube - Transformers 3 Filming Chicago loading black Decepticon SUVs onto a truck[/ame]!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgD_rkAoxK8&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Transformers 3 Filming Chicago Ratchet Almost Hits Someone[/ame]
    The red looking super muscle fire truck is not Inferno, according to the security guard but its name is Sentinel Prime, the father of Optimus Prime. A creation a from the Transformers comics.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWCkIggT8yk&feature=player_embedded#]YouTube - Transformers 3 Filming Chicago: Sentinel Prime and Optimus Prime[/ame]!
    Meanwhile, over in the city of Detroit's old Packard Plant, crew is setting up for the Transformer 3 production crew.

    Stationed outside the abandoned behemoth are giant guns, plane wreckage and phony jet engines. Since it is private property, its unknown how much of the fans, and on lookers we be able to see the upcoming production this mid-September.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by JMora View Post
    Not that much has been happening with the production of Transformers 3 with filming winding down soon in Chicago. Some normal acting actor shots...
    YouTube- Just another day at the office
    Was that The Jesus in the 2nd half of the clip walking out on the street? Don't want to run into him at the bowling alley.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    Was that The Jesus in the 2nd half of the clip walking out on the street? Don't want to run into him at the bowling alley.
    Worse, its John Turturro

    (Warning Uncensored)
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnOHLisRyaM]YouTube - Wheeljack vs Cereal Commercial - Take 3 UNCENSORED[/ame]

    PS Filming has ended in the Winding City, slow Transformers 3 updates week, especially with Labor Day weekend coming.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by JMora View Post
    PS Filming has ended in the Winding City, slow Transformers 3 updates week, especially with Labor Day weekend coming.
    And before you know it, Chris Nolan and his Batman 3 crew will probably be there.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    And before you know it, Chris Nolan and his Batman 3 crew will probably be there.
    True but not since the rumors of the Riddler might be the main villain back in mid July have I heard even a production start date, just a slated release date July 2012. Its now September...

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Transformers 3 - today (SEPT 1) is not the last of production day in Chicago as production is returning tomorrow (SEPT 2) to film at Millennium Park, Wacker Drive, and Midway Plainsance with ground and rooftop pyrotechnics:

    "MILLENNIUM PARK
    6AM – 11AM
    Brief limited use of pyrotechnics under the supervision of the Chicago Fire and Police Department.

    HELICOPTER AERIAL UNIT
    7PM – 9PM
    A helicopter will be flying at high elevations above the main branch of the Chicago River. Brief rooftop pyrotechnics will be used at various high-rise buildings along Wacker Drive.

    MIDWAY PLAISANCE
    7PM – MIDNIGHT
    Intermittent street closures of the Midway Plaisance between Woodlawn and Dorchester with brief limited use of pyrotechnics."

    The City of Chicago posted the above information indicating that tomorrow is the last day Transformers 3 will be there. In addition, remember sometime ago that with the possibility that Prime's new silver trailer might be apart of him when he transforms?

    Well, its true!!! The concept art has been leaked. So, when he goes from vehicle to robot mode, the trailer will be apart of Prime instead of disappearing like in the cartoon. What's interesting too, like the original toy, the trailer is used a cannon weapon. So, it has multiple uses & modes.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    A 2nd unit has been filming Transformers 3 the past few days 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.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L2POcCcE9A&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube- Transformer 3 Filming Action Scene Live Stunt Whiting, Indiana - Cline Ave.[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iS8iiwK97Q&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Transformer 3 Filming.. Aftermath of stunt. Whiting, Indiana Cline Ave[/ame]

    The stunt that went wrong made it on the news (link below):
    'Transformers' accident injures female extra | Video | abc7chicago.com
    Because of that incident, it has halted the entire filming of Transformers 3 not only in Indiana but in Chicago today too, which was supposed to be the last day in the city of Chicago, the incident is being investigated.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Hope every one had a good & safe Labor Day weekend, now back to some new Transformers 3 news... Where we last left off, last Thursday was supposed to be a the final day of filming in the 'Windy City' with a "grand finale" with major rooftop pyrotechnics but that was all cancelled due to the incident over in Indiana that resulted in the injury of an extra. Which is still under investigation and for now, has indeed halted ALL production. That has in turn caused havoc on scheduling, resulting in production being unable to return to Chicago. So, who knows...

    More bad news... Transformers 3 filming in Washington, DC may not happen at all, causing new scouting locations ASAP but according to some reports, the start date has shifted from September 27th to October 4th. Time will tell...

    With Labor Day weekend over, Transformers 3 production may start any day now in Detroit, all depending of course when they get the green light from Paramount from the on-going investigation accident to start filming once again. Over the weekend, the Twins where spotted on a freeway headed for Detroit. The old Bumblebee Datsun was also spotted with the Twins being transported (pictured below)

    Meanwhile, Prime's trailer is already on location in Detroit (pictured below)

    Before filming (last week) was halted in Chicago, some filming of Transformers 3 crew were spotted at the Chicago Navy Pier that shows off the Ferrari 458 Italia with John Turturro and other Autobots.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZQ0FhKJifo&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube- set transformers 3 - navy pier[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21oZu48NZ8c]YouTube - di nuovo tf3 - navy pier[/ame]
    After Detroit, its always been assumed that Florida would be next stop and its been confirmed that the shuttle launch of the Discovery on September 16th is part of the shoot. So, those who attend will get to see some of the Transformers 3 crew, so arrive early.

    Sources: 'Transformers 3' To Film At KSC In September - Entertainment News Story - WESH Orlando, Paramount Reacts To Film Extra Seriously Hurt By ‘Transformers 3′ Stunt Gone Wrong – Deadline.com, Female extra Gabriella Cedillo, 24, seriously hurt in 'Transformers 3' accident in East Chicago, Indiana | abc7chicago.com

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