For Transformers 4, there’s going to be a scene where the Transformers destroy Shanghai. Maybe. The details are a bit sketch right now. However, the set for Shanghai is being built nonetheless in the Motor City.
Building for the set started back in June (older photo of set beginning construction), and there’s been all kinds of news about it (Mlive, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press).
Here’s some photos I’ve taken (not bad for a $30 phone btw) of the progress to date.
Progress of the new Transformers 4 set being built in Detroit. Decepticons will be here soon.
Stock for supplies in your kitchen.
Those orange barrels won’t be removed for filming.
I actually want this after they’re done with it.
I actually want both of these posters after filming is done.
Seriously, can these stay behind?
Then again, where would I put this? I don’t own a building big enough.
Detroit’s People Mover running in front of the set.
Not sure how much more will be done on this building.
I’m really interested in finding out what that big Statue of Liberty torch thing will be in the movie.
New construction around Vogue sign
7.28 Another angle.
House. I think.
7.28 update: New ads up.
7.28: New ads up. Can no longer walk through like last week.
New alley set up.
So yeah, this all may be destroyed by the Decepticons.
Opening Day weekend at Comerica Park.
View from upper deck @ Comerica Park.
Anyways, looking forward to more games and springtime in the city.
Like many, I think fondly of the commercials from my youth. Local commercials in particular.
Real Detroiters (who remember the 80’s) love this commercial.
In the Detroit area, there was a Ford dealership with a commercial I pretty much remember from the 80s. Everyone I knew could sing the song:
“Here dog, come on dog. Me and dog want you to go to Tel-e-graph rooooaaaaddd. Right noowww, get a good deal.” Then the dog would bark.
This isn’t the version where the dog barks, but the song is the same.
The One Show is aiming to find out, and will reveal the results this year at the North American International Auto Show (aka The Detroit Auto Show if you grew up in/around Detroit).
They’re also going reveal the top 10 commercials (judged by a panel of people who should know these things) and showcase a public choice, for which votes can be submitted at their website www.oneclub.org/autoshow.
Though my very first post here was regarding Americans adopting a better “Buy American” attitude especially towards automotive, I’m rooting for the Audi A8 commercial I spoke of in my previous post. Don’t worry, I still prefer to buy/drive an American car.