Production is well underway on the upcoming Transformers 3, the third installment of the very successful and popular Michael Bay franchise based on the Hasbro action toy line featuring robots that morph into various vehicles and household appliances. Premiere France has posted new photos direct from the Los Angeles set featuring stars Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in action.
New Eastside has also published a photo schematic and location information for where stuntmen will skydive from helicopters at a low altitude in one of the scenes from the film. You can check out the images and the stunt location information below:
DW Studios Productions LLC is proposing to film scenes in your neighborhood for the upcoming motion picture Transformers 3. One of the scenes will involve stuntmen skydiving from helicopters and deploying parachutes at low altitude while being filmed from a second helicopter with a camera. Currently we are proposing to film this activity the morning of Sunday, July 11th from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Due to the nature of this activity we are required to perform intermittent traffic control (ITC) of both vehicles and pedestrians underneath the path of the skydivers for the safety of the general public. The ITC will be temporary and last less than 15 minutes, but it will take place several times throughout the morning as we film multiple jumps.
It is likely that if you are in the "lock-up" perimeter just before a jump you will be asked to wait outside of the skydivers path or inside a building that offers protection. During our filming the Chicago Police Department will be onsite to perform intermittent traffic control of vehicular traffic within the perimeter. There will be many Production Representatives on-hand to inform you when a lock-up will start and will also be able to suggest alternate routes to your location should your path be blocked for a few minutes. After the jump, the streets will reopen allowing traffic to return to normal as quickly as possible. All three levels of Wacker, plus Middle and Lower Columbus will not be affected by the lock-up. All Randolph traffic from Michigan to Upper and Middle Columbus, plus Field Dr. and the Park Rim Roads will be subject to temporary closure for a maximum of 15 minutes during several jumps. Garage exits on Lower Wacker, Harbor, and Randolph, and the Lower/Middle Columbus ramps will not be affected for arriving/departing residents.
We are proposing to film these activities in the area on Sunday, July 11, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m, weather permitting. In the event the weather forecast is better on the preceding day, we may request to accomplish this work on Saturday, July 10.
Lake Shore East Park is the proposed landing zone for the skydivers. Areas of the park and the surrounding streets and sidewalk will be subject to intermittent closures during the actual jumps. We would need to clear these areas of the park a few minutes at a time for the safety of the public. It will include the dog park and the playground.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL BE SUBJECT TO TEMPORARY CLOSURE FOR ALL PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLES:
JULY 10 OR JULY 11 (7AM - 10AM)
- Randolph St. from Michigan Ave. to N. Field Blvd.
- Beaubien Ct. from Randolph to Lake Street
- Stetson Ave. from Randolph to Lake Street
- Columbus Dr. from Randolph St. to E. South Water Street
PLEASE NOTE: AN ADDITIONAL FULL CLOSURE OF LA SALLE STREET BETWEEN JACKSON AND RANDOLPH WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THIS DAY.
We are excited to feature the City of Chicago as a major location for this film and are proud of the support of the Mayor's office and various city departments through the coordination of the Chicago Film Office. We thank you for your patience and understanding during the filming process. For further information, you may contact Michael Wesley on his cellphone at (818) 517-6271 or leave a message with our Production office at (312) 464-9502
Key Assistant Location Manager
Transformers 3 features Sam Witwicky taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets. The villain of the third film will be Shockwave.