• Jul 18, 2010
Transformers 3 is filming in Chicago right now, luring all camera-toting film buffs to the Windy City's streets like moths to a bug zapper. In addition to snagging the three NASCAR Transformers and Optimus Prime's trailer, there's the matter of a 1972 Datsun 510 painted much like Bumblebee and dangling a "BEE-OTCH" air freshener from its rear view mirror.

We have no idea what that's about, but as long as it doesn't involve Wheelie or Skids we should be all right with it. Well, maybe not - this looks like it's shaping up to be as big a mess as Revenge of the Fallen. Maybe he'll at least take the form of a Nissan GT-R later, as with his Chevrolet Camaro 'upgrade' in the first movie. Click the links below to check out the rest of the shots.

[Sources: Ain't It Cool, TFW2005]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "Maybe he'll at least take the form of a Nissan GT-R later"

      I think that would signify his turning to the Decepticons, cause the GT-R is anything but a good car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, and that is a 458 Italia. Hopefully, it'll get more screen time than the R8 that got sliced in half after 2 minutes in the second movie.. I can also see an Aston Martin and what looks like a Jag XK.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I doubt it will happen but be nice if Bay just puts the "Human Element" on the far back burner and concentrate on the Autobots.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The NASCAR transformers must be less advanced than the others. They haven't quite got the whole "transforming" thing down yet. They're stuck somewhere between car mode and robot mode. I'm sure this will be explained in the movie. Too bad I won't be going to see it when it comes out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a pity a film became auto-industry big-sized&expensive advert...
      And btw, these films were meant to earn as-much-cash-as-possible, so if you watched it for great story or acting (I mean Megan Fox in here;) then ... go for walk maybe :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look at NASCAR sponsor, GM probably lost their monopoly on the movies. Datsun 510 fits the bill for a guy struggling in the hard economy. He probably couldn't afford the insurance for Camaro SS after getting off his parents' insurance.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that a 458 Italia on the left? would be nice to see more than a chevy in the third one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, but considering the budget, that will be pretty hard. I know for a fact that Bay was forced to use a Pontiac Solstice for Jazz instead of commissioning other automakers, because he wanted to save money. He thought that the Solstice is too small.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I the only one to notice the CORVETTE CENTENNIAL CONCEPT CONVERTIBLE?

      Stop me if it has already been discussed a while back, but I think that it's awesome.

      :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sitting in my living room and hear what seems to be a helecopter 25 feet away. Look out the window and see a camera copter 25 feet away from me... I'm 50 floors up. Like all the styrofoam rubble, strewn about the neighborhood.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Energizer, Lowes, Kobalt - even just NASCAR itself? At the rate this movie whores products their net production costs must be close to zero.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i liked the first one a lot, the second one not so much and i do not have high hopes for this one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      NO 24...be-otches
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