06/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Transformers 3' To Film In Chicago Staring July 4

The news regarding Transformers 3 has been few and far between lately, but today we've learned director Michael Bay will begin principal photography in Chicago on July 4th.

Bay has already set up base camp for the film a few miles outside the city and has gone through weeks of location scouting to find just the right spots for the Autobots and Decepticons to wreak havoc. The Chicago-based filming will continue for seven weeks before heading off to other locations.

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