Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California

Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 4:53am CDT

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Some more news on the Transformers Universe: Bumblebee live-action movie comes from various local media sources such as the Marin Independent Journal, as we learn that the movie will shoot in North Bay Area - specifically, Marin and San Rafael! We did know that California tax breaks were ready for Paramount's production, so the rumours appear founded, at least. Read more about it below, and head here for the full article!

“Bumblebee,” a spinoff from the “Transformers” film series, is the major Paramount film being shot in Marin, a Paramount spokesperson confirmed Friday.

The spokesperson, who was unnamed, declined further elaboration except to say the film is due for a summer 2018 release.

The Paramount confirmation came as other news surfaced in recent days pointing toward the film.

Deborah Albre, Marin liaison to the California Film Commission, noted that a recent Los Angeles Times story referenced “Bumblebee” as being eligible for $22 million in tax credits — the largest amount assigned to a major film since the state film tax credits program started in 2015.

“It’s pretty impressive,” Albre said of the film project’s tax credits, which are tied into the local economy through jobs and use of area resources.

Last month, Albre and other sources indicated that Paramount was planning to shoot a major feature film in Marin and was building a set in Peacock Gap area of San Rafael.

The location for “Bumblebee,” a prequel to the popular “Transformers” franchise, has been a closely held commodity.


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Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1900550)
Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2017 @ 10:32am CDT
Do you own a car? Do you own, specifically, late 70s early 80s car models? You may be in luck, as there's a new casting call making the rounds on the internet for the live-action Transformers Universe: Bumblebee movie!

According to Acting-Auditions.org, who also prohibit the actual information to be posted elsewhere without permission, they're searching for 70s-80s cars except in the colours black, red, and yellow (and we've seen some of these previously) - but also small USA townfolk, military, highschoolers and minors in the Northern California area for extra and background work! Check out the link above, and good luck if you choose to apply!

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Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1900553)
Posted by Kurona on July 29th, 2017 @ 10:41am CDT
Do... do they not have the funds to just purchase 70s/80s cars?

I'm sorry, I really hate to be a negative nancy, but this just seems bizarre. One of if not the most profitable movie franchises of the last 10 years is asking for donations?
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1900564)
Posted by Microraptor on July 29th, 2017 @ 11:18am CDT
Kurona wrote:Do... do they not have the funds to just purchase 70s/80s cars?

I'm sorry, I really hate to be a negative nancy, but this just seems bizarre. One of if not the most profitable movie franchises of the last 10 years is asking for donations?


TLK underperformed, so they have to save as much as they can. It's only got 70 mil to use after all.
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1900592)
Posted by Tyrannacon on July 29th, 2017 @ 12:39pm CDT
We talked earlier about the casting news, now we have new information from DenOfGeek regarding the Bumblebee film from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Here are the main quotes from the article. The first details what to expect from the Bumblebee film moving forward.

We are starting to shoot a week from today. We had decided to do this well before (The Last Knight) had come out. Our feeling was that we wanted to give the audience a different experience. Bumblebee's designed to be a more intimate movie. There's many fewer Transformers in it. It's set in 1987, so it actually predates all of Michael's movies and therefore is not burdened by the history of those, 'cause it predates it. You have a certain amount of creative freedom.


And as for the future of the Transformers film franchise?

Yeah, I think so. I do. Look, it was a great run. I think going forward, we learned some lessons and I think we need to change it up. I think Michael (Bay, director of all five Transformers films) would be the first one to say that. It's one of the reasons why we were trying to bring in the Arthurian myth, in fact, in (The Last Knight), to create that different sense of what that movie's about. I think we were successful in that way, but obviously not in the box office.


We will update with further developments as they become available!

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Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1900624)
Posted by Deadput on July 29th, 2017 @ 2:43pm CDT
First it was 1985 and now it's 1987?

Make up your darn minds.
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901019)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2017 @ 12:33pm CDT
As was mentioned in the latest interview with producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, the production for Transformers Universe: Bumblebee is starting, with locations including North California areas such LA, Marin, San Rafael and more - and previously rumoured actor Jason Ian Drucker confirming his presence on set via Instagram! We will keep you updated as news rolls in, but for now join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Looking forward to a great day #onset #bumblebeemovie #work #work #transformers If you have the power to make someone happy, do it, the world needs more of that. #kindnessrules #rockluv #free2luv



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Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901037)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2017 @ 1:47pm CDT
Were you worried you might miss the Wahlberg arms factor* in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee? Fear not, as Paramount has you covered! The spin-off featuring Hailee Steinfeld as lead character, and which has just started production, will also star a WWE wrestler, and his name is... JOHN CENA. Check out more below, and here for the full piece!

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John Cena has nabbed a lead role in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.

Hailee Steinfeld is leading the cast of Paramount's new film, which will center on the yellow and black bot Bumblebee. The film will feature a young cast including Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.

The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.


*do not underestimate the arms
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901040)
Posted by Quantum Surge on July 31st, 2017 @ 1:52pm CDT
I'm not a big wrestling fan, but I'd love to see what John can bring to the table. Still not a big fan of the BumbleBeetle idea though.
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901042)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 31st, 2017 @ 1:54pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW



Not that I'm complaining, but isn't that basically the same way AOE started off? Anyways, we do have confirmation Bumblebee will be turning into a VW beetle now, so that's cool.
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901045)
Posted by Kurona on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:01pm CDT
This is the best movie news since it was confirmed we got a new director. This is... this is just amazing.
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901046)
Posted by Ig89ninja on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:02pm CDT
AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!!!!!!

I'm so sorry :oops:
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901048)
Posted by Kurona on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:06pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!!!!!!

I'm so sorry :oops:

do do do dooooooo
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901049)
Posted by megamanfan on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:13pm CDT
if i dont see bumblebee in a WWE-style rumble, i will be insanely disappointed.
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901050)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:15pm CDT
Va'al wrote:The spin-off featuring Hailee Steinfeld as lead character, and which has just started production, will also star a WWE wrestler,




Emerje
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901052)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:26pm CDT
megamanfan wrote:if i dont see bumblebee in a WWE-style rumble, i will be insanely disappointed.

He could wrestle this guy:

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Shockwave the Robot

And yes, that's a real independent wrestler.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901055)
Posted by Deadput on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:37pm CDT
Huh that's weird there's a blank article on the main site I can't see it is this a Bug?



/s
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901056)
Posted by william-james88 on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:38pm CDT
John Cena Penney?
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901059)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:50pm CDT
The Brony wrestler! :P
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901060)
Posted by Deadput on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The Brony wrestler! :P


Huh?

(Google search)

ahhhhh?
Re: Transformers Universe: Bumblebee To Film in Marin and San Rafael, California (1901066)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2017 @ 3:23pm CDT
Want more news on Transformers Universe: Bumblebee today? The time is now! We just received a press release from Paramount confirming not only the casting news of John Cena (as reported here), but also a shift in the timeframe for the movie, which will now be released in December 2018 rather than June, just in time for the holiday season!

Read on below for more information, including more details from the movie's plot!

PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO RELEASE “BUMBLEBEE” ON DECEMBER 21, 2018
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON TRAVIS KNIGHT’S NEW FILM BEGINS MONDAY, JULY 31st

The film will shoot entirely in California



HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 31, 2017) – Paramount Pictures, in association with HASBRO, announced today that principal photography has commenced on “BUMBLEBEE.” The film’s shoot will take place entirely in California, including in Southern and Northern California.

Directed by Travis Knight (“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS,” “CORALINE”), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (“EDGE OF SEVENTEEN”), Pamela Adlon (“BETTER THINGS,””LOUIE”), John Cena (“DADDY’S HOME 2,” “TRAINWRECK”), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s “BROAD CITY”), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”), Jason Drucker (“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL”), Kenneth Choi (“AMERICAN CRIME STORY”), Ricardo Hoyos (“DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS”), Abby Quinn (“LANDLINE,” “THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT”), Rachel Crow (“DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN”), and Grace Dzienny (“ZOO”).

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

The film is produced by “TRANSFORMERS” franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (“ARGO,” “INCEPTION”) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (“UNFORGETTABLE”).


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