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Transformers 4 movie sets up across Central Texas

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The Austin area is the site of yet another movie.

Michael Bay is shooting part of the fourth installment of his Transformers series in Elgin, Pflugerville, Taylor, and Lockhart.

The little city of Elgin is hitting the big time at the Elgin Cotton Oil Mill.

Brian Lundgren and his family have had the place since the 1930s.

"We've been talking to these location people I guess since probably January or something like that.  It's been going on for a while back and forth...negotiations and this and that looking at different things," Lundgren said.

He says as far as getting work done with a giant movie set on top of them -- no big deal.

"It's a pretty slow time for us.  Fortunately it works pretty well where it really doesn't disturb us too much.  We're having to do a few things a bit different but nothing major," Lundgren said.

Amy Miller is Community Development Director for Elgin.

She says they have film projects there quite a bit, but this is probably the first summer blockbuster.

"This is definitely the biggest production we've ever had and we are thrilled to be a part of Transformers 4.  It's gonna be a really cool thing to say we were part of that movie," Miller said.

She says the crew has been in town for the past 6 weeks getting the set ready.

"When movies come to town, it's a great economic boom.  Your restaurants are busy, the hardware stores, all the small businesses that are in town benefit from all that crew and also local businesses benefit from the movie directly," she said.

Lundgren says Michael Bay's crew will be shooting scenes inside his building...and that's pretty much all he can say.

Any Transformers 4 plot details are hush hush.

"I think it's pretty cool you know, it's kind of a different use for these old buildings that have been around forever and it's pretty neat.  It's gonna get busy.  They said they're gonna have 40 tractor trailer rigs just for equipment when they start shooting next week so it's gonna kind of take over the town sounds like," Lundgren said.

Transformers 4 hits theaters summer 2014.

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