‘Transformers 5’ will film in Detroit bringing 850 jobs. Robots need not apply

DETROIT — An amended agreement between Paramount Pictures and the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office has cleared the way for the filming of the next installment of the Transformers series in Detroit.

The next Transformers film, which will be “Transformers 5,” is once again being directed by Michael Bay, and will again star Mark Wahlberg, who will be reprising his role of Cade Yeager.

The Michigan economic development impact of the film includes an in-state spend of $80 million, along with 850 cast and crew hires, out of which 450 will be Michigan residents, equating to 228 full-time positions. The production also expects to hire 700 extras.

Michigan Film & Digital Media Office Commissioner Jenell Leonard said in a release that “Having one of the highest-profile film franchises created in Michigan is a major economic boost and a testament to the talent of the state’s production community.”

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Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Source:  Economic Development HQ

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