Recent Motor City Projects

This new feature will be of current projects going on in the city or projects rumored to be coming to Detroit.  

Transformers (5): The Last Knight – T5 has been filming in this city this summer in June and July. According to the Detroit News they shot West of Campus Martius on July 23. The streets that were shut down for filming  were

  • Shelby Street from Michigan Avenue to Jefferson
  • West Fort Street from Griswold to Washington Avenue
  • West Lafayette from Griswold to Washington Avenue.

The article also mentioned they are spending 80 million here in Detroit alone with 21 Million in tax incentives as well.

I am not huge fan of the Transformers series, I liked the original that is about it. I have been really happy that they are continuing to use Detroit as a large part of the films. This one sounds more interesting and I like the fact that it is not directed by Michael Bay. The series needs new blood for sure.


Detroit News Article

Beverly Hills Cop 4 – This project has been in development hell for many, many years. The moment we see a light with it, the project ends up getting put on hold or scrapped completely. Finally it looks like there is some movement. According to several sources BHC4 has found it’s Directors plural in Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from Belgium. This is after Paramount had recently pulled the project from the schedule. I am huge BHC fan, I do hope that this version of project stays on track. From my understanding the film will take Axel back to his Detroit roots, which would be awesome! Also means lot of Detroit location shooting! I do hope we get the original cast back as well or as many as possible.


Variety Article

Cinemablend Article