Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer

Friday, February 26th, 2016 1:36pm CST

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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.

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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (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 Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (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 Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (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 Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (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 Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1770772)
Posted by Deadput on March 1st, 2016 @ 7:33pm CST
That anywhere near Canada?



"Sigh" yeah I know the answer.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1770942)
Posted by Thegreatdamo on March 2nd, 2016 @ 3:55pm CST
Right down the street from my house!!!! :-D :-D :-D
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1770989)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on March 2nd, 2016 @ 6:48pm CST
Uwe's right! he would do a far better job >:oP
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (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 Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (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 Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (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.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1771019)
Posted by Burn on March 2nd, 2016 @ 8:46pm CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:but he certainly couldn't do worse than Bay! with Transformers.

Yes.He.Could.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1771035)
Posted by Deadput on March 2nd, 2016 @ 10:41pm 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.



Believe it or not Bay is a great director for these movies.


Only things we need are a better story a bit more focus on the Transformers and less sex jokes.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1771145)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on March 3rd, 2016 @ 2:00pm CST
Deadput wrote:That anywhere near Canada?



"Sigh" yeah I know the answer.



It's 32 miles north of Windsor, Ontario.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1771154)
Posted by Deadput on March 3rd, 2016 @ 2:42pm CST
Optimum Supreme wrote:
Deadput wrote:That anywhere near Canada?



"Sigh" yeah I know the answer.



It's 32 miles north of Windsor, Ontario.


I'm an Alberta guy so... yeah.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1775220)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 24th, 2016 @ 7:57am CDT
So am I the only one who wants to see Bruticus, Menasor, Defensor and Superion in the next film? Doesn't have to be all of them, maybe 1 on each side. I figured that with Bay's penchant for cars and the military, either Bruticus or Menasor would have shown up by now. They sure would have been easier to put on screen than that failed abortion we got in RoTF. And considering they were spearheading Hasbro's new toy lines, they need to have screen presence.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1775350)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on March 24th, 2016 @ 6:59pm CDT
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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1775351)
Posted by Burn on March 24th, 2016 @ 7:04pm CDT
Thank you for your pointless not-related-to-TF5 post.

Because it's what this thread needed, ANOTHER "ermagherd one or more of the previous TF movies sucked " post. >:oP
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1775352)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 24th, 2016 @ 7:10pm CDT
Ignoring stus attempt at...something.

I would like to see some better done combiners but I would want them to work within the movie and not be shoe horned in (I know that's not what you meant rodimus but I fear that if hasbro pushed them in, they would be wasted)
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1776111)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 28th, 2016 @ 10:12pm CDT
I would not mind a movieverse Superion. Actually, scratch that. I want a movie Defensor. He is my favorite combiner (Computron being a close second) So I would not mind in the slightest a Defensor in the movies :MAXIMAL:
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer (1780795)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 13th, 2016 @ 2:00pm CDT
We previously reported that Transformers 5 was set to be filmed partially in Michigan, but now thanks to the Acting Auditions website we have a plan for how Transformers 5 will be filmed as well as where!

Filming will begin June 15th, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan, anticipated to include the previously stated Michigan Motion Picture Studio. Principal Photography will later move to London where it will conclude on October 15th, 2016.

The movie release is set to be on June 23rd, 2017. Also mentioned is the anticipated release dates for the next 2 movies: June 8, 2018 and June 28, 2019.


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