Transformers 3 production is still "halted," but what has come out is footage of the accident...
It seems the passenger extra in the vehicle is filming (home-video) while being in the film production.
"At 22 seconds into our exclusive video, you can hear a person with the film's production team counting down to cue the stunt during which a white car is seen spinning around crashing along the median. The video also shows debris on the street from where the accident happened involving Cedillo, and then we once again hear a voice at one minute and 39 seconds into our tape.
"FYI, per request of the police department everything involving this gag is officially impounded," crew member John Silvia is heard saying over the radio. "You are not to remove equipment, you are not to touch equipment... The trucks, the rigs, all of the wire, anything."
At first its hard to see what the heck happened because the accident is ahead of our (camera's vantage point) but you can see up ahead in the make believe traffic, and an explosion and something flies up in the air. That something eventually struck 24 year old Gabriella Cedillo from Chicago who was injured when a cable snapped and tossed "something," bursting through her Toyota's windshield hitting her (sliced through her skull).
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Here's a different angle but bad film quality...
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Sad news - The 24 year old is in a medically induced coma after she was injured during filming.
ABC news listed the top 5 worst stunt accidents during film making...
1. "The Twilight Zone's" Triple Death. The making of Steven Spielberg and John Landis' 1983 "Twilight Zone" movie turned tragic when a helicopter accident claimed the lives of actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, Myca Dinh Le (age 7) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age 6). Pyrotechnic explosions caused the low-flying helicopter to spin out of control and crash. The incident led to legal action against the filmmakers, particularly Landis, who directed the segment involving the helicopter. While ultimately, no one was found criminally culpable for the accident, it led to tightened regulations on the use of child actors in special effects-heavy scenes.
2. Brandon Lee's "Crow" Killing. A budding action star's career was cut short when Brandon Lee -- son of famed martial arts actor Bruce Lee -- was accidentally killed on the set of 1994's "The Crow." The film involved a sequence in which a villain was supposed to fire a gun at Lee as he walked into the scene. Unbeknownst to the crew, a bullet was lodged in the prop .44 Magnum used during the filming, and Lee was fatally shot in the abdomen on set. He was 28 years old.
3. "Top Gun" Tragedy. Famed acrobatic pilot Art Scholl was hired to do in-flight filming for Tom Cruise's 1989 hit "Top Gun," but an accident claimed the veteran performer's life when his Pitts S-2 camera plane failed to recover from a flat spin and plunged into the Pacific Ocean. The exact cause of Scholl's crash remains unknown, as neither the plane, nor his body, were ever found. "Top Gun" is dedicated to the memory of the 53-year-old pilot.
4. "The Return of the Musketeers" Mishap. The tagline of the movie was "All for one and fun for all," but 1989's "The Return of the Musketeers" ended up being fun for no one after 54-year-old actor Roy Kinnear fell off a horse in Toledo, Spain, and broke his pelvis. He died from a heart attack the following day.
5. "Jumper's" Set Dresser Death. Special effects proved deadly on the set of the 2008 sci-fi thriller "Jumper." 56-year-old set dresser David Ritchie was fatally struck by frozen debris in Toronto, Canada, while dismantling an outdoor set in frigid conditions. Another worker suffered head and shoulder injuries that sent him to the hospital.
I'm sure Steven Spielberg is nervous since his name is once again attached to a project where a person seriously got injured. Till this very day, Steven Spielberg has never talked about the freak accident on the set of the Twilight Zone film, which caused the friendship with John Landis to fall apart.
Production is still on HOLD after the horrible freak accident last week but Michael Bay has been spotted in the city of Detroit. Meantime, after Detroit & Florida, Washington, DC is still considered the next schedule (and possibly last) stop.
According to the Washington Examiner: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be used for some of the filming, a source tell us, and a number of scenes will be filmed around the National Mall and monument areas. DAR Constitution Hall and the Red Cross building also will have cameos.
"Both of those locations are used to double as the White House," explained Josh Friedman, communications director of D.C.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. The Red Cross building generally is used for exterior "White House" shots, while DAR Constitution Hall is used for its interior. Filming will begin the first or second week of October. A convention center spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
Producer Don Murphy posted on his website message boards says "6 weeks shooting left on Transformers 3," indicating that around mid-October will be the end of filming.
Still, no news on when we'll get a teaser trailer. My best guess, we won't get any footage till they get a Super Bowl 2011 TV spot.
Filming is in full swing in Detroit on location at Packard Plant. This site was actually used before, you might recognize some of the buildings from part one and the beginning of part 2. Place any sign of any language in front a building, it can become anywhere in the world, the magic of the movies.
Spotted on set include Ironhide, Ratchet, Prime with Trailer, the Wreckers, Sideswipe, etc and a new Decepticon truck...
The videos below don't reveal much, since the property is private and off limits to general public. Plus, vantage point seen here is pretty much the parking lot for the production.
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Action... Transformers 3 is in full filming mode at the Packard Plant in Detroit. A huge engine-weapon looking prop can be seen from the side of the road. The site is of course fenced off to the public with black tarp, so here's some short vids of the action.
With filming being done in restricted areas of Packard Park in Detroit, Transformer fans are very limited to what they can watch but here's a nice video of what's been going on during down time. It's seems a action scene is continuation from a scene from Chicago. The sets are being prepped and ready to go. YouTube - Transformers 3 Detroit 9-15-10.
The very last building seen in the video, that was also used at the end of the original film, remember?
Also, news of what might be a demolition near Grand Circus Park in Detroit, has part of a huge action sequence for Transformers 3. This building is being considered (pictured below)
Been away in NYC and I didn't want to go come back home, LOL but back to Transformers three.
Filming is continuing at Packard Plant in Detriot, and since the area is abandoned and so massive. The site at a few areas of the place are being dressed up to portray the city of Chicago, and since the area is off limits. Transformers fans are unable to see what's going on, though on some occasions, footage of the cars coming in & out were captured... YouTube - Rolling with Prime and Ratchet in Detroit
With Fast 5 filming in Atlanta & South America, there's been some news that Tyrese Gibson is finished filming with Transformers 3 but Tyrese Gibson has posted on his Twitter that he's filming both films back to back.
Transformers 3 is just two months away from wrapping production, and ILM has been hard at work with CGI effects for the film. Lucas, Spielberg & Bay are stunned at what they are seeing. Since the film was (is) shot in HD-3D IMAX cameras. ILM has gone the extra mile of producing great special effects like no film yet in Hollywood!
So, the memory that ILM has invested & able to produce. There's so much memory, they top the Library of Congress! Spielberg has seen some finished shots of Transformers 3 while taking a break from filming 'War Horse,' and is even thinking about making Jurassic Park 4. Based on the Frank Miller's graphic comic book novel that came out this past summer...
Transformers 3 footage won't be seen till the Super Bowl 2011 TV spot =(
THR Esq. reports that the brother and now-custodian of Gabriela Cedillo has filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures for negligence on the set of Transformers 3. Cedillo, who served as an extra on the film suffered a massive head trauma during the filming which left her paralyzed and unable to speak.
In less-serious Transformers 3 news, Shia LaBeouf has proclaimed the movie to be "the best movie we've made of the three by far." He told MTV News that the script is the best they've had. He also said he's done with the franchise after this.
Just came back home from Vegas, and THX Borbossa for the mentions =)
Transformers 3 production continues filming at the Kennedy Space Center. NASA continues to prep Discovery for launch, most recently loading the Payload Canister, which will be filmed by the film crew for the film.
The title of the film seems to have been leaked, and its a long one, the official title of Transformers 3 is... 'Transformers: The Dark of the Moon.' It does fit rumors that the movie's plot ties directly into the 1960's missions to the moon as does the current filming at the Kennedy Space Center. No idea how long it will take for this to be confirmed or denied but website stated,"We have now confirmed the title with sources close to the production." IGN believes the confirmation came from Lorenzo di Bonaventura who often provides content for the site. YouTube - Bumblebee leads the charge