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The Decepticon Submarine?

Posted: June 15, 2017 in Transformers 5
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Another screen shot from the last trailer. I’m pretty sure that Mark and co-star Laura Haddock are here inside the submarine. If anyone remembers the time the production went to the south coast of  the UK to film in a naval yard, where this submarine is housed. sub2

I was pretty pleased with myself when I noticed that this submarine looked remarkably like a set I had seen in the backlot of the Pontiac studios. When I first saw it I thought it was a rocket of some kind, but then I saw the markings and it all began to fit into place. There is clearly the word Alliance, and a British Royal Navy crest.

My previous post on this is here.


Well it’s hard to come up with different, snappier titles! Last post we were watching the platform lift up. Michael Bay was surveying the set and stunt Mark Wahlberg was in position. For reference, I’m these scenes relate to these scenes in the trailers. The giant ship is coming out of the ocean and fights ensue on the watery deck. See below.

So next time I look up there are two Mark Wahlbergs. The real one is sprawled on the top of the green screen thing (aka autobot torso), and the stunt one is on the highest point of the raised platform. You can see Michael Bay in the white shirt with the camera in the structure at the top left. Watch the guy in the little camera car who drives down the slope to get a good close up of the action.

Then the real action begins. I’ll put these shots into a slideshow so it’s easier to scroll through and see what’s going on. The scene starts with typical Michael Bay explosions, and then there’s a LOT of water. You can see it coming in from the right and washing across the platform to the bottom left.

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One of my favorite shots is this one of the crew at the top of the platform.


Next time. even more action! I may even get these posted before the movie is released.

I do have a lot of pictures and filming stories to share from the last couple of months of the filming on Transformers: The Last Knight in Michigan. I’ll get to it, I promise.

To start off, here are some photographs of the set in the Farwell Building in Capitol Park, Detroit where the production filmed for a couple of days. This scene filmed here featured Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner and Jerrod Carmichael. Capitol Park has been under construction for a while now, so many people probably weren’t even aware that filming was in progress. For an update on the history, architecture, and plans for the park see this great article in Detroit Curbed.

Not much to see here as all the filming was inside the building. Michael Bay did share a fun iPhone video of the three stars running through the building (linked to here on I managed to catch Mark and Isabela briefly on their way to their cars. Yay me.


(Always proud of the Celebrity-behind-an-object shots.. hey, it was a short opportunity and sometimes I’m not as fast as I would like).

Apologies to Isabela for catching her eating pizza.

Lots more pictures and videos to come. 

via Mark Wahlberg falls out of Chevy Camaro as he shoots Transformers The Last Knight | Daily Mail Online


It's T4 Premiere Time: Transformers Age of Extinction

In honor of the Hong Kong Premiere of the movie, look out for some of my favorite pictures from last Summer’s Transformer’s shoots in Detroit, Michigan. Some never seen before shots of the set!

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I was so excited about seeing the cars the other day that I forgot to post these pics of Mark Wahlberg.  No really!




So last Friday was a busy day on the Transformers 4 set in Detroit. Rumored to be the last day filming would occur on the set, crowds were larger than usual around the barriers. The arrival of the impressively shiny Optimus Prime was probably a big draw for spectators too, and the promised showing of all the vehicles to the public was scheduled for the afternoon. Nice touch, Michael Bay. It was also a beautiful sunny day in the D, perfect for movie stalking. Security had really lightened up, even disappeared in some of my favorite locations — a movie-stalkers dream. Actually I have to say that the green-shirted T4-liaison guys were excellent. Mostly courteous and helpful, and many were willing to turn a blind eye to a camera. Thanks, guys!  Extra thanks to the guy who said, “I’m supposed to  tell you not to take pictures, but I can’t stop you, so go ahead.”


So, Optimus Prime. An impressive truck, for sure. Everyone was getting their pictures taken with Optimus. And meanwhile there was a street scene being filmed — Hound and the blue car (driven by Mar Wahlberg’s stunt double) was driving through the marketplace, and eventually (we hear) driving into a stall or shop, bringing the set crashing down. That car is unlucky. I have pictures of it crashing into several things. But I guess when there are Dinobots stomping all over the city, and Decepticons firing at you, and a lot of running, screaming pedestrians, it’s hard to pay attention to the road.



There were a lot of extras in this movie. Obviously, given the setting, most were Asian, many were older, and watching them do take after take of running and screaming from invisible robots, I hope they all go through unscathed!  I do have many many shots of background extras and I’ll try and put them up here in the next couple of weeks — if you were an extra, you might be able to find a shot or two of yourself to keep as a souvenir. I know from my own extra experience that the likelihood of seeing yourself in the final movie is slim. In addition to random extras, they seem to have hired some ‘hot girl’ extras, who look very out of place in the scenes. Tall, model types with tight dresses and perfect hair, all Caucasian, all struggling to run in very high heels. But hey, this is a Michael Bay movie!  Big Robots. Hot girls. Explosions. It’s a formula that works.





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Even More Mark Wahlberg on the Transformers 4 Set in Detroit

In this scene, Mark Wahlberg stands back while Stanley Tucci seems to be alternately pleading with and cowering from an Autobot/Decepticon — shown on set by a color-striped pole that helps the actors ‘act’ toward the characters that will be added later with CGI.