Transformers 3 has made Chicago an awesomely expensive playground (40 Photos)

If you're working on East Wacker like our friends at Golin Harris, the view out your window has gotten very interesting recently. Chicago is the new backdrop for Transformers 3 and film crews have been blocking off streets across the city, hauling in debris, and simulating explosions. Chicagoans are getting in on the fun both as extras and photographers. Here are some revealing shots from the upcoming film...

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  • Not again

    Chicago, Chicago… It's my kinda town!!

  • sim

    thats a lot of shit being blown up 😮

  • money money

    what's the budget on this one! damn.

    • Tim

      I actually heard the budget was less than the 2nd one. I guess rubble and Shia LaBeouf go for cheap nowadays.

  • Jaf

    I hope those three cars in #17 can combine into something badass

  • Bryn

    Uh, I'm pretty sure that was actually Toronto a few weeks ago …

    • Son of Dad

      LOL who thumbs-downed you? I'm from the area and that's funny!

    • Guest

      Uh I live in Chicago I think we can figure out when a block of downtown is converted into a war zone.

  • Bear6

    thats the first time i have seen behind the scene at a movie set. cool shit

  • MacheteJack

    Looks like Ol' Slow-mo Boobies Kaboom is up to his old tricks again.

    (Slo-Mo Boobies Kaboom is my pet name for Michael Bay. Because it's all he really does, not that I'm complaining.)

  • Sam

    Second one was a mess , yet now there's … 3 !

  • stafferty

    People in Chicago now have another more reason to hate Michal Bay apart from the actual movie. Just think about how much of a bitch it has to be if you are trying to get home from work with this shit going on. At least when Christopher Nolan did it we got The Dark Knight

    • Carl

      Agree. Last night was a cluster on downtown.

  • MiPo_TheGoaT

    Looks Wikked Pissah kid!!! I must wait till it comes out and watch it on mute

  • sha shizza

    since when was nascar involved in transformers? you know rednecks cant afford blueray.

    • Carl R. Evans

      LOL, that was mean, but oh so funny.

  • Jen

    that looks cool.

  • Jonny Redneck

    That "Gunfire and Explosions Ahead – Do Not Be Alarmed" sign is pretty commonplace on the South Side already.

  • Gutterville

    LOL just stop watching transformers 2 just right now

  • Tim

    I thought they said they were filming in Chicago, not Detroit.

  • Son of Dad

    #5 and #17 = gun-gasm!

  • mopery

    This totally blocks my path to the beach. Fuck Transformers.

  • ...

    30 and 31 dark knight scene? to soon to repeat in another block buster

  • Cheez-Stick

    That is sweet! I hope Bay still has more movies like the first one in him!

  • Dom

    My buddy and I rode our bikes to Chicago on Saturday and forgot they were filming it. I was wondering why a thousand people were at our otherwise low key smoke spot.

  • MiPo_TheGoaT

    how about a thumbs up for the vanishing comment system!!!!!

  • Beau

    #38 Patrick Dempsey????

  • Not again

    Chive, Home of the disppearing comments…….

  • justin

    I hope it's as good as the FIRST transformers movie

  • MiPo_TheGoaT

    apparently there is a comment deleting transformer

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