This video shows Montreal street names being changed to New York ones. MTL Blog reporter Alex Melki was able to have an individual confirm that it was allegedly part of the filming for Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts.
And from what the following photos show, it's looking like there are all kinds of different cars in whichever film is being shot at the moment, which is very on-brand for a Transformers movie.
More Transformers Rise of The Beasts photos from Montreal today.
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Dorchester Square is seemingly one of the main locations for this current movie shoot.
Quand Montréal se donne des airs de New York en 1990. Tournage du 7e film de la franchise ‘’Transformers’’, ‘’Rise… https://t.co/juPpl9NcDh
We know Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts is for sure being filmed in Montreal, we simply cannot confirm this movie set is for the film — although it's highly likely to be. And if that's true, then that means Anthony Ramos, one of the main actors in the new movie, could be in Montreal. Keep your eyes peeled!
Aujourd'hui 12 et 13 juillet 2021, début à 9h00 pm du tournage de Transformers Rise Of The Beasts au parc Square Do… https://t.co/Tw1X9Z1SC0
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Daniel Séguin, Senior Vice President of National Operations Exhibition & LBE at Cineplex, gave me a tour of the newly renovated VIP theatres, which are equipped with some of the comfiest reclining shares I've ever sat in. You even have the option to heat your seat.
Seguin let me know that this is the first of its kind in downtown Montreal, another Cineplex VIP can be found in Brossard. There are five theatres in the Forum VIP section, with a range of 46 to 99 seats per theatre. So, it's a very intimate experience.
The production wouldn't confirm which celebs were in town, but based on social media stalking, Jennifer Robertson headed home — leaving Montreal — on April 26.
Jennifer Coolidge posted a photo on April 10 with what appears to be an Air Transat plane in the background. However, we weren't able to confirm whether the photo is of her quarantine hotel room or whether she's currently in the city.
What's the plot of the movie?
IMDb summarizes the plot like this: "Desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship."
The film is expected to be released this year — likely around the holiday season.
Where has production been spotted in Montreal?
The movie is being shot in Pointe-Claire, according to IMDb, as well as at Studio MTL Grandé in Pointe-Saint-Charles, according to Le Journal de Montréal.
But the production was also spotted on location in NDG and Montreal West on April 28. Two Montrealers filled MTL Blog in on what they'd spotted around the neighbourhood.
Pamela Breton told MTL Blog there were "no parking" signs related to the production all over Avenue Marcil in Monkland Village.
Linda Mundry said she saw crew — and possibly some of the cast — around the corner of Avenue Marcil and Avenue Monkland.
According to a filming notice from the production, Single All The Way filmed inside Saint Philip's Anglican Church on Avenue Connaught in Montreal West from April 23 to 26.
If you ever see the movie, keep an eye out for signs of Montreal.