'Transformers 5' Spoilers: Stonehenge To Be Part Of Filming Location? [VIDEO]
Michael Bay recently announced that location scouting for Transformers 5 has officially begun.
The director revealed this bit of news via Instagram, posting an image of himself with the Stongehenge in the backdrop. This makes us wonder if the Stonghenge will actually be a location or is it just up for serious consideration.
A photo posted by Michael Bay (@michaelbay) on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:56am PDT
In other recent news related to the film's setting, a Deadline report revealed that principal photography for Transformers 5 will take place in Detroit.
The report reveals that the producers have gotten great tax incentives to film in Detroit, and will most likely do so. The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office revaled that filming will begin in Detroit this summer. Another source told Deadline that Paramount has directed the funds and tax breaks it got for filming other projects in Detroit to the Age of Extinction sequel.
The previous installments of the series were also filmed in Detroit. Lee Rosenthal, the president of Physical Production at Paramount Pictures also spoke about the merits of filming in the state. "Michigan has been so welcoming of Michael Bay and the Transformers movies over the years, and we are thrilled to be returning for this next incredible installment," said Rosenthal.
Jenell Leonard, the commissioner of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office also spoked of the economic boost a film like Transformers 5 brings for Detroit.
"Having one of the highest-profile film franchises created in Michigan is a major economic boost and a testament to the talent of the state's production community," she said.
There has been speculation about where all Transformers 5 might be filmed. Recently, a casting call revealed that the film might be set in London, and parts of it will also be shot in Detroit.
In another interview he also suggested that filming might take place in Chicago.
Bay spoke with WGN Radio about the progress on the fifth instalment of the franchise. Interviewer Richard Dean asked Bay if he was planning on blowing up Michigan Avenue again, in response to which the director revealed an important detail about the setting of the film.
"No, we're gonna find a new street," Bay said. "But I love Chicago. We'll come in with some Transformers to even it out."
Transformers: Age of Extinction opened in theaters on June 27, 2014.
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