“Principal photography on Transformers 4 has begun,” Bay said on his blog. “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. Stay tuned…more to come!”
Bay said the upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime is from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America) while the Autobots are a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million and a race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car.
“Transformers 4” stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing. Paramount has set a June 27, 2014 release date.