San Rafael's Peacock Gap neighborhood might want to change its name to Tinseltown.
The Marin Independent Journal (breathlessly) reports that crews from both Transformers Universe: Bumblebee and Netflix's 13 Reasons Why are currently filming in the neighborhood.
Heavy security surrounds both productions, complete with officers from the San Rafael Police Department, and according to at least the Transformers folks, they have no idea how long they will be in town. Art takes time.
Paramount launches 'Bumblebee' shoot, a.k.a. 'Brighton Falls' https://t.co/NIZUtD4PtF— Marin IJ (@marinij) August 16, 2017
Apparently the code name for the Transformers movie is Brighton Falls. This is definitely the most exciting thing to happen to the region since Scott Peterson moved in.
Meanwhile, the Chronicle has the scoop that Transformers Universe: Bumblebee is set in a 1987 California beach town and stars Hailee Seinfeld as a mechanic and John Cena as presumably some sort of robot. The film is aiming for a Summer 2018 release.
13 Reasons Why, the controversial Selena Gomez-produced Netflix show about teen suicide, already filmed some scenes for their second season at San Rafael High School and plans to shoot in Marin, Martinez, and Vallejo throughout the remainder of the year. (Remember when we told you they were casting locally?)
There is not yet word on that production's secret code name.