Details on Michael Bay’s megabudget Transformers flick have been pretty scarce, and aside from the fact that it features huge battling robots that used to be toys, we don’t know much about it (although we will pretty soon – promise).

Bay has been shooting at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, and has been taking full advantage of his relationship with the US military — this is the largest movie project since Black Hawk Down to receive Department of Defense approval as selection is based on how accurately forces are portrayed.  "We’ve worked with Michael Bay before; we like the way he operates. He understands how the military operates," said Army Lt. Col. Paul Sinor, lead public affairs representative for DOD.

The Air Force site has photos and video of the shoot, with Bay putting the soldiers through their paces (what’s a Bay movie without guns and explosions?), and talking about the filming process and his intents with the franchise. We don’t get to see any of the colossal metallic stars, but there’s a good behind-the-scenes look at how Bay commands his set. Check it out HERE!