May 31, 2013

Transformers in Monument Valley

The Transformers Invade the Navajo Nation

By Vincent SchillingLast summer, Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer galloped through Monument Valley filming scenes for The Lone Ranger. This time, it's Optimus Prime and Bumblebee kicking up clouds of dust.

Michael Bay, director of the three previous Transformers films, has posted news of the next chapter--call it "Transformers 4" until we have an official title. The movie began shooting in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on Tuesday.

On his official blog, Bay wrote, “Principal photography on Transformers 4 has begun. As guests of the Navajo Nation, we took a convoy of brand new, re-envisioned and remodeled Autobots out for a spin down Highway 163 in Monument Valley near the border of Arizona and Utah. Stay tuned…more to come!”

Bay has also released photos of the new vehicles, which include a new and improved Optimus Prime, a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse and a Corvette Stingray.
Comment:  For more on Navajo movies, see Black Cat in Space and Navajo Star Wars Cast Chosen.

Below:  "Bumblebee as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS."

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