Producer/director Michael Bay shut down parts of Michigan Avenue in Chicago this weekend to roll camera on a massive car accident scene from his upcoming blockbuster Transformers 3. The street, which is located in the city’s downtown, will open up again on Monday morning.
For the most part, citizens seemed to enjoy the destruction on display and dropped by the set to take pictures.
Transformers 3 stars Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich, model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in her first movie role), Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, Ken Jeong (the naked Asian guy from The Hangover), Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, and “Firefly’s” Alan Tudyk.
Below you’ll find shots taken from the set this weekend, as well as some photos featuring Optimus Prime from an earlier shoot in Chicago.
Anchor Bay has set an Aug. 3 release date for the DVD and Blu-ray disc editions of its psychological thriller After.Life, starring Liam Neeson, Justin Long, and a very naked Christina Ricci. This is great news for those of us who drove out to the boonies in search of a theater playing it, but got lost and ended up spending our $15 on a pregnant stripper in a truck stop dive bar.
Check out the new home edition promo trailer (if you dropped trou the minute you read the post headline, you can skip down to peep some nude Ricci screen captures) :
After.Life, which held its premiere back in November as part of the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, is writer/director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo’s long-awaited feature film debut. The film’s plot centers on a young woman (Ricci), the victim of an automobile accident, who awakens to find that she is being prepped for burial by a mysterious mortician (Neeson) who insists that she is ready to crossover to the hereafter.
After.Life was released in theaters for a limited run back in April. The film was rated R for its disturbing images, language, and generous helping of Ricci nudity. Reviews have been mixed.
Bonus features on the After.Life DVD/Blu-ray include audio commentary with Vosloo, the featurette “Diving into the After.Life: The Art of Making a Thriller,” and the film’s theatrical trailer (WTF! No photo gallery?) .