Transformers 4 Set To Begin Filming In Detroit

Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 16:27:16-04

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DETROIT — On the heels of Governor Snyder’s controversial Emergency Manager “Take Over”, Hollywood also has it’s eyes set on the Motor City to begin filming the latest Transformers Movie.  The Michigan Film Office announced today that the feature film has been approved for a film incentive from the state and filming is expected to begin this spring.

“It speaks volumes about all Michigan has to offer that Transformers is returning to our state once again,” said Margret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office.  She went on to say, “This project will shine another bright spotlight on Michigan and provide tremendous opportunities for our cast, crew and support services.”

Transformers 4 was awarded an incentive of $20 million on the almost $82 million of projected in-state expenditures.  The project is expected to hire 368 Michigan workers with a full-time equivalent of 339 jobs.

This marks the third film in the series to use Detroit as it’s backdrop.  The first was was the original Transformers movie, released in 2007.  The second, Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon, released in 2011.

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