Returning home from his on-location coverage of the Bumblebee movie production location in Santa Cruz, our own BaCon discovered the entry signs for a second site just north of the city. He describes it as going up a remote mountain road toward the redwood forest, and he saw riding horses being brought in, though as one would expect, access beyond the security gate was not possible. We've got a photo of the entryway below, and we'll be keeping an eye out for more from this area!
LAIKA, the animation studio of Bumblebee
director Travis Knight
, has posted an image of Knight from the set of the film! He's leaning on the hood of a heavily-modified 1971 Plymouth GTX that can be seen to have a Decepticon emblem on its hood medallion. The identity of this character is not known at present, but we'll likely find out more as we closer to the release of the film next year. Keep reading for the photo!
As it turns out, Santa Cruz is within driving distance of BaCon! So he's down there now, snapping photos of the Bumblebee
set. So we're posting his first round of recon photos along with the info he's gathered so far, plus a list of some of the classics cars on location we could ID. Keep reading!
Vallejo Times-Herald is reporting that the film crew currently working on Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
accidentally destroyed a well known mural, present in downtown Vallejo, California since 2012. According to the story, Paramount acknowledges the error, attributed to a failure of communication, and representatives have promised to pay for the replacement of the art. The mayor of Vallejo spoke positively of Paramount's response since they learned of the importance of the art to the community. Click through to read more about the situation.
As production wraps just North of San Francisco, CA. The Bumblebee: Brighton Falls crew are right on schedule. As previously reported, they hit the beach and boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA on Wednesday, September 20th to continue shooting for another week or so.
Local news station KSBW reports the production coming to town has filled all the positions for the casting call earlier this month. The report talks with one extra who said the surfer, beachy types will be wearing 80s style clothes as part of their roles. Watch the report below for the full details.