courtesy MichaelBay.com
Bay: 'Bumblebee as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.'

The Transformers Invade the Navajo Nation

Vincent Schilling
5/30/13

Last 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.

Bay: 'A special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car!'

 

Bay: 'The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).'

 

Bay: 'A classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million.'

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