Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland

Friday, February 19th, 2016 7:16am CST

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After the US, with Chicago in particular, and China, it appears that Transformers will also come to the UK. According to a number of sources, including Screen Daily, Michael Bay and Paramount might be set to head to the UK for their casting and part of the shooting of the next instalment in the live-action movie series for the Transformers. Read more here and below!

a franchise first UK shoot could bring with it significant benefits in the shape of the UK tax credit should the production hit the minimum spend threshold.

Iceland also offers an enticing incentive for inward investment productions.

Some UK studio work on the film is a possibility, but the production is not yet booked into one of the major facilities, according to sources.

Paramount has its sights set on a summer shoot for the Michael Bay-directed film, having already announced a US release date of June 23, 2017.

The studio may also be lining up repeat visits to the UK, according to sources, with additional Transformers films due to be released in 2018 - a Bumblebee spinoff - and 2019.

Credit(s): Screen Daily


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Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1767889)
Posted by steve2275 on February 19th, 2016 @ 7:36am CST
pretty picture
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1767894)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 19th, 2016 @ 8:04am CST
I WANNA BE IN IT!

I don't even care if I just an extra who gets smooshed underfoot by a Decepticon! Actually that would be awesome in itself.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1767901)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 19th, 2016 @ 8:40am CST
they should do a movie where the autobots go back in time to the eighties. then they could rock the eighties vehicle modes and colors. they said in tf2 that there have been tfs hiding throughout history maybe they go back to do something with ultra magnus.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1767908)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 19th, 2016 @ 9:00am CST
London Bridge will be falling down :BOT:
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1767910)
Posted by Microraptor on February 19th, 2016 @ 9:04am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:I WANNA BE IN IT!

I don't even care if I just an extra who gets smooshed underfoot by a Decepticon! Actually that would be awesome in itself.


That is EXACTLY how I want to die.

Also, this franchise will not rest until it destroys every country in the world will it? Not that that's a bad thing.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1767930)
Posted by stingerstrike77 on February 19th, 2016 @ 10:19am CST
Where in the UK will transformers 5 film
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1767941)
Posted by Ravage XK on February 19th, 2016 @ 10:46am CST
There will be a cockney Transformer that sounds like Dick Van Dyke wont there!

"Ow, ello Optimus Prime. That Megatrons a right naughty geeza ain't he? I've just been for a jimmy riddle dontcha know."
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1768049)
Posted by DeadCaL on February 19th, 2016 @ 4:25pm CST
stingerstrike77 wrote:Where in the UK will transformers 5 film

London of course. As far as Hollywood is concerned, it's the only city we have, and half of that is taken up by Pinewood Studios :lol:
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1768055)
Posted by stingerstrike77 on February 19th, 2016 @ 4:37pm CST
I love in the UK do you think I'll be able to see them film transformers 5 because I'd like to be part of the film
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1769885)
Posted by Va'al on February 26th, 2016 @ 1:34pm CST
Via Comic Book Resources, we learn that the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office has greenlit a deal with Paramount to film the next instalment in the live-action Transformers movie series, directed by Michael Bay. While we had heard rumours and casting about this previously, this is the first official confirmation - read more here and below!

Director Michael Bay’s “Transformers 5″ will shoot this summer in Detroit, the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office announced today.

The news comes as a result of a restructured incentive agreement with Paramount Pictures that will save the state $21 million.

The big-budget sequel is expected to inject $80 million into the Michigan economy and hire 850 cast and crew members, 450 of which will be state residents. In addition, about 700 extras will be needed.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1769906)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 26th, 2016 @ 2:49pm CST
DR Va'al :shock:

didn't know that you had gained a doctorate >:oP
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1769959)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on February 26th, 2016 @ 8:15pm CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:DR Va'al :shock:

didn't know that you had gained a doctorate >:oP

I thought username changes were forbidden on Seibertron.

Anyway, I can't wait for the amateur videos of the principal photography.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1770672)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on March 1st, 2016 @ 1:54pm CST
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:DR Va'al :shock:

didn't know that you had gained a doctorate >:oP

I thought username changes were forbidden on Seibertron.


If they are then there shouldn't be an option on the User Control Panel to change it. For a while I had mine changed to Dark Optimum Supreme, complete with an altered avatar image. I hope that wasn't against the rules, but given I changed it, and later changed it back, with a function that's just sitting there, waiting to be used, I assumed it was kosher.

Anyway, the part of the source article I found most interesting wasn't blurbed here.

The Michigan legislature eliminated the film office incentive program last summer, meaning the state can no longer into into new agreements. However, the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office was able to reallocate incentives from other approved Paramount projects into a single deal for “Transformers 5.”


Okay, yeah, I thought they'd stopped with the filming incentives, so wondered why they'd bring TF5 here, but that explains it.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1770752)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on March 1st, 2016 @ 5:45pm CST
Fellow Seibertronians, an article has surfaced, which announces that Transformers 5 is to be filmed, in part, at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac among several other locations across the state. The article may be viewed here, but can also be seen below.

Transformers 5, directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg and Peter Cullen, is expected to film in part at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac beginning this summer, along with several other locations across the state.

“They have filmed several Transformers productions (at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios) in the past, and I expect they would utilize some of the same locations,” says Jenell Leonard, commissioner of the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, formerly the Michigan Film Office. “However, all production locations are tentative and fluid.”

Leonard says the film’s production will use Paramount Pictures’ last planned Michigan tax credit funds. She says even though the film tax incentive was cut last July, the state must honor existing deals with studios, like a multi-project agreement with Paramount.

She says Paramount offered to return half of a $42 million planned tax credit that was allotted for multiple films to the state. Doing so allowed the studio to allocate the other $21 million exclusively to Transformers 5.

“Paramount came to the table and said if they could apply half of their encumbered incentive dollars to Transformers, they would be willing to give the other half of the $21 million dollars back to the state,” Leonard says.

Michigan’s film tax credit program took the form of reimbursements awarded after filming was complete.

Leonard expects that production on Transformers 5 will start in the summer and will end in the fall. Transformers 5 will be the fourth film in the series shot in Michigan, joining the original 2007 film as well as Transformers: Dark of the Moon and last year’s Age of Extinction. In Age of Extinction, Paramount created a set in downtown Detroit on the site of the former Statler Hotel that was designed to look like Hong Kong.

Studios must prove they are spending their dollars in Michigan and hiring Michiganders in an independent audit conducted before filming, and be in regular communications with the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office.

Studios are required to hire Michigan residents and out-of-towners at a 1:1 ratio. Leonard says the Transformers 5 shoot will create around 228 full-time job equivalents.

“Studios submit a line-item budget with how many hires they would have and submit the script for review,“ Leonard says. “We base the incentive they would be eligible for off that application process.”
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1770772)
Posted by Deadput on March 1st, 2016 @ 7:33pm CST
That anywhere near Canada?



"Sigh" yeah I know the answer.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1770942)
Posted by Thegreatdamo on March 2nd, 2016 @ 3:55pm CST
Right down the street from my house!!!! :-D :-D :-D
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1770989)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on March 2nd, 2016 @ 6:48pm CST
Uwe's right! he would do a far better job >:oP
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1770999)
Posted by Burn on March 2nd, 2016 @ 7:15pm CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:Uwe's right! he would do a far better job >:oP

Stewie, no. Just no. Uwe Boll does not do anything better than anyone other than making incredibly crap movies.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1771011)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on March 2nd, 2016 @ 8:01pm CST
now now! his Rampage movies were actually pretty good ;)

but he certainly couldn't do worse than Bay! with Transformers. & YES! of course it's never gonna happen! but i wouldn't say no to seeing what a Transformers movie directed by Uwe Boll would look like, by comparison.
Re: Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland (1771012)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 2nd, 2016 @ 8:09pm CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:now now! his Rampage movies were actually pretty good ;)

but he certainly couldn't do worse than Bay! with Transformers. & YES! of course it's never gonna happen! but i wouldn't say no to seeing what a Transformers movie directed by Uwe Boll would look like, by comparison.

We don't need to, and uwe boll has never done a good movie and very few could be considered so bad they are kinda okay.

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