Earlier this week, we reported on a developing story coming out of the production of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Various fan sites had been reporting that the injury suffered by actor Shia LaBeouf in a car accident at the end of July. The report said that LaBeouf’s hand injury would be sidelining him for up to 4 weeks, and that the 1st unit of the production was put on hiatus. The report also stated that while 1st unit production had been stopped, the second unit was continuing work on scenery shots, cutaways and shots of objects.
As it turns out, this report has turned out to be misguided, as extremely reliable sources have informed us this afternoon that Shia LaBeouf is scheduled to return to work tomorrow. This would keep the first unit on track and avoid any delays in production, at least for the foreseeable future.
This news should come as a relief to Transformers fans and those involved in the project, as we can safely assume that this slight hiccup will not affect that film’s June 26, 2009 release date. As always, we will be keeping a close eye on the production, bringing you more updates as they arise.