Transformers 2 To Pump $5 Million Into Regional Economy

Posted on May 18, 2008

From the Morning Call:

Bay’s last ”Transformers” movie featured ”one heart-stopping scene after another,” Callahan said. ”To have Bethlehem as a backdrop for all that is going to be spectacular.”

He also joked that he’s lobbying to get into the film, even if that means playing a corpse in a crowd scene.

Many members of the Lehigh Valley’s filmmaking community are eager to see a Dreamworks movie set spring up in their backyard.

”It doesn’t get any bigger than that,” said Kathy McAuley of the Lehigh Valley Film Office. ”This is undoubtedly the biggest thrill that I’ve had, working to bring filmmakers here.”

”Transformers 2,” which is scheduled for a 2009 release, will also be filming in Philadelphia. The production is expected to spend more than $5 million between its operations in Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey, Callahan said.

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