More Info on Transformers 3 Filming in Chicago
Thursday, June 24th, 2010 12:19PM CDTCategories: Movie Related News, Event News
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The “Transformers 3” news conference held Wednesday at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications wasn't meant to stir up interest in the film, which will shoot in Chicago from July 10-Aug. 19, but to prepare the general public.
For what? Jets flying by Willis Tower? Cars plummeting into the Chicago River? Shia LaBeouf's awkward return to the Walgreens on North Michigan Avenue?
OEMC Executive Director Jose Santiago said the closures on LaSalle Street (8 p.m. July 9 to 5 a.m. July 12), the Michigan Avenue bridge (8 p.m. July 16 to 5 a.m. July 19) and Upper Wacker Drive (9 p.m. July 18 to 5 a.m. July 22) will have the most impact on traffic. He added that most of the movie's filming in Chicago will take place during daylight.
“It's an ambitious production … but we and the producers are committed to mitigating the disruptions and addressing community concerns,” said Chicago Film Office Director Rich Moskal.
What can Chicagoans expect from filming — besides traffic?
Moskal said recently a few “scenes they're planning could match if not exceed the spectacular stuff ‘The Dark Knight' production pulled off.”
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Posted by Swiftknife24 on June 24th, 2010 @ 1:49pm CDT
(Oh yeah, of course, because film-makers outside the UK haven't heard of anywhere over here apart from London...)
Sorry, just a silly rant, resulting of many things that annoy me about stuff!
Anyway, the fact that he's adamant about the action matching 'The Dark Knight' seems interesting...Though, since 'The Dark Knight' had a relatively small amount of actual action sequences might make the comment valid! (Unless quality comes into the question...After all, we could see what was actually going on with Nolan's camera-work! Hehe)
Posted by Blackstreak on June 25th, 2010 @ 9:09am CDT
On a personal note, I'll never drive around Chicago, too hectic for my nerves without a movie being filmed there.
Posted by JBPrime on June 25th, 2010 @ 10:31am CDT