ComingSoon.net reports the shooting locations for films Godzilla and Transformers 4 have been released. Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, will be filmed in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Meanwhile, Transformers 4 will be filmed in Chicago and will be directed by Michael Bay. The film is set for a June 27, 2014 release while Godzilla is slated for a May 16, 2014 release.
Gareth Edward’s sci-fi reboot of the city-destroying Godzilla is being filmed across Vancouver Island this March, from Nanaimo’s Old Victoria Road to Ladysmith and Shawnigan Lake. More than 300 crew members are expected to land in the Harbour City for the eight-day central Island shoot and have pledged to use local extras, staff and equipment.
The film, whose working title is Nautilus, did a casting call in February for extras and recently notified residents along Old Victoria Road that filming is about to begin. Joan Miller, the North Island film commissioner, says Vancouver Island will make up the first shots for the new take on the legendary radioactive monster, which is set to hit theatres next year. Crews will stay in Nanaimo hotels for three days while they shoot the scenes downtown and Ladysmith area before they move onto Shawnigan Lake.
Meanwhile, ReelChicago.com has found out that the fourth Transformers movie will return to the Windy City for its production this summer. They report that the production staff on the film will arrive in Chicago in June with the production of the film expected to last from July through October. It was rumored many months ago that the film would both shoot and take place in China, but it seems that has now changed.