'Transformers 4' Begins Shooting in Chicago This Summer

Director Michael Bay brings the action franchise back to the Windy City this July for a shoot that will last through October.
Transformers 4 begins production in Chicago this summer
Transformers 4 begins production in Chicago this summer
Director Michael Bay is returning to the Windy City of Chicago to shoot his upcoming action sequel Transformers 4. The filmmaker shot Transformers: Dark of the Moon in Chicago back in 2010.

Back in November, we reported that the director and Paramount Pictures were working on a deal to make Transformers 4 a co-production with China. The sequel would have reportedly been set in and shot in China, although that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Production staff will reportedly arrive in Chicago this June, with shooting to take place between July and October.

Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor are the only confirmed cast members at this time. Little is known regarding the story, except that it takes place four years after the events in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Michael Bay is directing from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, with Paramount already slating the action sequel for release on June 27, 2014.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. The film is directed by Michael Bay.



Sources: ReelChicago

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yeah, i guess that maybe they are doing both.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic i dont know maybe their doing both

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  3. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Then why does it say this in the article above "The sequel would have reportedly been set in and shot in China, although that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Production staff will reportedly arrive in Chicago this June, with shooting to take place between July and October." ?

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  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic obviously hes gonna be in there

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  5. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic it says in a different one

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  6. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yeah, hopefully Optimus Prime will have his arm rebuilt, that is if Optimus Prime is in Transformers 4.

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  7. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Then why does this article above say that they are not going to be filming in China?

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  8. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic ya and focusing on ressurecting ironhide and i hope optimus prime has his arm rebuilt

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  9. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic the latest article said that they confirmed that their filming in china

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  10. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I'm not sure if i remember reading about them filming parts of Transformers 4 in China. But, the article above says that they might not be filming in China or something to that effect.

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  11. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yeah, i hope that they will focus more on the autobots and decepticons in Transformers 4.

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  12. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic didnt they say there gonna be filming in china

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  13. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic focusing more on the autobots

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  14. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 They better what?

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  15. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yeah, and it appears as if they are going to film there again.

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  16. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic they already filmed in chicogo

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  17. undeadslayer4

    they better have the autobot cast still there

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  18. Upsmann44

    I hope they film in Michigan again!

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  19. ChiRep_1

    It was sweet to see them on set last time around, maybe I'll stop by and check it out

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  20. Sean

    @Roberto-Mata That's what i was thinking as well, about them filming in chicago.

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  21. LazerDude

    thanks for the warning

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  22. Roberto Mata

    I Thought they were shooting in Japan, but I guess the producers want to show a rebuild Chicago. Like @themoviefanatic you said they need to focus more on the Transformers.

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  23. Sean

    @cheetoboy Yes, i hope is the case, that they focus more on the Transformers.

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  24. Cheetoboy

    @themoviefanatic Yeah, it would be better also because judging by the small cast so far, it looks like they will focus more on the Robots.

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  25. Sean

    @cheetoboy That definitely would be cool to get to see.

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