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Transformers 3 production has continued working in Chicago, moving their sets to Wacker Drive. Scenes have included a seemingly heroic moment for Patrick Dempsey, as Shia and Rosie sit amongst the rubble.
On set, a new red 4x4 truck has also been spotted, glowing and undamaged, it stood out prominently from the miscellaneous burnt out cars. This has now been confirmed as Rollbar — his name is spelled out on the vehicle and he sports the autobot logo. Rollbar doesn’t have a big personality within the Transformers franchise (or much of anything beyond being many different toys), with this character Bay is free to recreate as he pleases.
Add to all this, the cardboard head of Megatron has been thrown into the mix.
The folks over at TFW2005 investigated the T B logo on the back and found that it stands for “Tommy Built”, the jeep wasn’t originally built for the movie and a clip on YouTube showed it with a mounted machine gun on the rear, Paramount pictures have sinced removed the video.
This one was picked up by Transformers Live:
The full picture set is available from The Chive
Transformers 3 production returned to downtown Chicago and the Michigan Street Bridge. This time the destruction sets and props went up a notch. Scenes included Sam and Carly running to escape in Bumblebee and more running, this time across the bridge with some soldiers.
A short break in the Chicago filming saw the crews head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to film scenes at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Spotted on set were Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington, along with newcomer Patrick Dempsey in an Aston Martin. There’s also a 1972 yellow Datsun, which breaks down.
Below is a set of videos from the shoot:
And Matt Schilder (flickr) has posted some shots of the Datsun, Shia and Rosie from the art museum:
And a further shot of the Datsun broken down via TFW2005:
The first set pictures came from AICN, showing a crater next to an office building. Then on July 10th we had our first real look at some Transformers 3 action — Prime with trailer, Bumblebee, the Ferrari, Ironhide, Ratchet and weaponized Nascar vehicles.
Optimus Prime and Trailer
Weaponized Nascars, and the Autobots
Chicago Day 1 set videos
A playlist of 13 videos from the first day of shooting. Including an overhead angle from zztopeurope depicting a chase scene involving the Nascar vehicles, a Mercedes Benz and the Chevy Volt.
More on set images
Spotted by the Corvette Blogger near to a Transformers 3 set, the Stingray concept car has now gone topless. Whether Sideswipe will play much of a role in the new movie remains to be seen.
A video was also captured of the Stingray, Bumblebee’s Camaro and the new Ferrari autobot driving away from the scene:
Because the movie didn’t really show us much of these, here are some shots of the custom designed Arcee bikes via Visual Effects Art Director, Sean Haworth.
And a shot of the twins for good measure,
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