Michael Bay's Transformers 3 is currently shooting in the greater Los Angeles area, with the production to head to the Midwest next month. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a press conference took place yesterday which described the impact the film will have on the Chicago area, where production will take place from July 10 through August 19. Here's an excerpt from the article.

"OEMC Executive Director Jose Santiago said the closures on LaSalle Street (8 p.m. July 9 to 5 a.m. July 12), the Michigan Avenue bridge (8 p.m. July 16 to 5 a.m. July 19) and Upper Wacker Drive (9 p.m. July 18 to 5 a.m. July 22) will have the most impact on traffic. He added that most of the movie's filming in Chicago will take place during daylight.

"It's an ambitious production ... but we and the producers are committed to mitigating the disruptions and addressing community concerns," said Chicago Film Office Director Rich Moskal.

The article also reveals that certain sequences in the film may even be able to top scenes filmed in Chicago for another huge blockbuster, the 2008 sequel The Dark Knight.

Moskal said recently a few "scenes they're planning could match if not exceed the spectacular stuff The Dark Knight production pulled off."

Yes, he's talking about the 2008 Batman film that featured an 18-wheeler getting flipped over on LaSalle Street and a massive explosion that leveled the old Brach's Candy building on the West Side.

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"Flying debris, flipping cars, stunts, that's the kind of stuff you'll probably be seeing here," added Moskal.

The site also revealed that the film will also, "shoot in Milwaukee in July, Detroit in August and Washington D.C. in mid-September."

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates on Transformers 3 as soon as we have more information.

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