Transformers Movie being shot in Detroit(not literally..lol).

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  1. nbruce

    nbruce Motor City Toy Store

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    I was just watching our local news here and they were saying that parts of the final scenes in the Transformers Movie were going to be filmed in Detroit. It was kind of cool becuase they spent about 5 minutes on the topic talking about Autobots vs. Decepticons and etc. etc. It was reported as "breaking news" because the Detroit Train Station(which is an AWESOME looking historical building) is going to be getting a "new look" because of it. It's kind of a run down building, but apparently it's going to be the location for at least a scene or two. Also, they're going to be looking for extras soon and they are going to be reporting the information as it comes.

    I'll post an article when it bcomes available from freep.com.

    ps - I wonder if GM will want to get some shots of they're headquarters while they're there.
     
  2. JoshBot

    JoshBot Well-Known Member

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    Detroit, huh? Must be a carjacking scene.
     
  3. JusticeSabre

    JusticeSabre FLUKE the SYSTEM.

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    Maybe they drive into an automobile plant and magically create more Auto-botz to help them battle their enemies, the Deseptikonz, with the mystical Ener-gon Cube.

    Oh God, this film is gonna blow...
     
  4. paskal

    paskal SHWOOOO!!

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    More like they're a week behind, can't film in downtown LA anymore, and Detroit couldn't care less if you shut down multiple blocks for filming in the middle of the week because their downtown area is even more dead than LA.

    The story location won't be Detroit - they'll be filming there, but it will just be a replacement for Los Angeles - just like they did for The Island.
     
  5. Mexi-Con

    Mexi-Con ...Stop Me When I'm Lying

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    DAMN! I was JUST THERE 3 WEEKS AGO FOR 2 months!!:banghead:  :banghead:  :cry 
     
  6. azjoe

    azjoe More than meets the eye.

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    Is that supposed to be some kind of joke? Not really funny if it is.
     
  7. Zyking

    Zyking The normal abnormal guy

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    Hey I should go be an extra. That would be a cool experience.

    Also, don't mind the car-jacking joke. It's all in good fun and, as a resident of Detroit that's had THREE cars vandalized in front of my house (broke into my car, stole my girlfriend's car and hit her mother's car) let's not act like it ain't rough out here cause it is.

    We ain't number 1 or 2 in murders a year for nothing!
     
  9. Griffin73

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    Autoplants

    It would be cool if they could tie it in, where some of the old cars would be revamped for the second movie. Drive some old G1 style cars in and cut right there.

    Good ending for me.
     
  10. Kaijumaster

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    Sweet, right in our neigborhood. Hey N-Bruce keep the rest of the Michigan sighting guys updated through PM.
     
  11. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    Detroit? I wonder if Robocop will be in the those scenes. XD
    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. Corso

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    Acctually.. he shot there for the ISLAND. The scene where Ewans character has his source person killed by the bounty hunter. I am a photographer and I shot there once before. the locaction is beautiful and has an authenticity that few abandoned places have. He prolly feels a battle would produce the kind of decay that only that train station can capture.

    Nothing in Los Angeles has this kind of quality.. spend all the money you like.. you wont get it.. few places have it.. this one does..

    As a photographer I am in love with the site and hope they dont do too much to take away the quality of it as nature intends it..

    J
     
  13. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    HAHAHA OH MY GOD HOW ORIGINAL!!!!!

    Anyway, I can't wait to see when the filming is as I have a couple weeks off work soon and wouldn't mind going owntown to see this! Personally I like the Train station and glad it will be seen on film. It's really creepy on the inside right now though.
     
  14. Badman Forever

    Badman Forever More Than Meets The Eye

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    i can imagine some kid car jacking the old beat up camaro bumblebee.. and then totals it.. causing good ole bumble to get the new body. if they use that 'search and repair' gimmick from the first g1 episode i'ma freak out.
     
  15. Pravus Prime

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    Hmm. Interesting. I doubt I'll go down and visit, but interesting to hear.
     
  16. Exitspeed

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    So how do you tell it apart from the rest of the buildings?

    JK. I go to Detroit every year for the NAIAS.
     
  17. starscream2112

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    But Robocop was filmed in Dallas!:D 
     
  18. Brave Magnus

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    Really? I didn't know that. Thanks.
     
  19. Drive-By

    Drive-By Eschew Obfuscation...

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    Have you ever been to Detroit man? I live in Michigan too.. It's really not a far off comment to be honest. I mean it's like in the top ten dangerous cities in the U.S. So yeah, I can understand the comment.
     
  20. WWMEGATRON

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    Provide images as soon as possible once filming begins there.
     

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