It looks like Michael Bay and company are actually using Texas as the setting for some of the film’s Texas-based sequences. I know, crazy, right? Usually Hollywood would turn some Canadian city into New York, or Chicago into New York, or a Hollywood backlot into Kentucky. But Bay is actually down in Central Texas as we speak shooting various scenes from his upcoming movie.
Being that there are very few paparazzi in Texas, the set images have been pretty sparse. But someone did catch this shot of Mark Wahlberg in Taylor Texas:
I thought he was playing a soldier of some sort. Maybe a retired soldier?
Most of the shooting for the film seems to be around the smaller towns around Austin, with shoots in Taylor, Pflugerville, and Elgin. Which makes sense, as the film will find Wahlberg and his daughter, “The Last Airbender’s” Nicola Peltz playing Texans, along with the daughter’s boyfriend, Jack Reynor, a car racer.
“Transformers 4″, which will pick up where “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” left off, will star a new set of characters and a stripped down Autobot and Decepticon roster, and is set for Summer next year. It will co-star Kelsey Grammer, Bingbing Li, Sophia Myles, and T.J. Miller.
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