When I was still working in Los Angeles as a production coordinator, I was wheeling my way downtown to a music video set when, in the back of my rearview mirror, I saw a car fly into the air and hit another car. It was awesome. It was also the huge New York City-looking set from Transformers, and it made me think we’d had an earthquake the night before when I first saw it. Fortunately, I saw the camera cranes, and Michael Bay was yelling over the sound of a dozen jackhammers. The guy has range.
Transformers sets are notoriously secretive because Michael Bay is a guy who doesn’t have to leak information in order to make a metric ton of cash at the box office. Plus, he likes to mislead and give fake information because the internet is dumb and we act like salivating dogs around rancid meat simply because he doesn’t give us enough to eat. Normally I would mean that metaphorically, but Michael Bay actually mails me rancid meat every other Wednesday (fingers crossed for tomorrow!).
Just Jared got some spy pictures of Mr. Labeouf and the new Megan Fox, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, walking and doing a bit of what professionals call “crouch-acting.” Check out Just Jared for the photos.
As a bonus, some intrepid people (who I assume is the cast of Cloverfield) caught some spy footage of a shot where an office building, held up by a sky crane, has some explosions and armed men rolling around. Breaking news: an office building is going to fall down in Transformers 3. Spoiler alert.
Skip to 0:38. You’ll know you’re there when it says, “shut shut this is the main part.”
That’s falling with style.
Sorry about the spoiler. I’m guessing you thought Bay would have a No Explosions policy this go ’round.