DETROIT — Chevrolet and a Camaro that converts into the iconic Bumblebee will once again turn heads when the Transformers movie returns to screens in the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction from director Michael Bay, in theaters June 27.
The latest film also features Chevrolets sold around the world including a Corvette Stingray that converts to Autobot Crosshairs, a Trax, and a Sonic outfitted as a rally car.
The fifth-generation Camaro converted into Bumblebee in the 2007 film Transformers, the 2009 film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The latest edition features two Camaros specifically built for the film, one a heavily modified vintage 1967 Camaro SS and the other a futuristic concept Camaro.
“The Transformers movies have been a great partnership for Chevrolet by allowing us to introduce our vehicles to new fans, young and old, around the world,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet. “Now for the fourth time, you’ll see a Camaro as a heroic Autobot, a fitting role for one of the stars of Chevrolet’s lineup.”
In addition to providing vehicles for the production, General Motors’ locations for filming included GM Design at the Warren Technical Center, the Milford Proving Ground, and the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant.