Venkman Here - The following is one of the locations that they will be filming the giant robots. Its the Bethlehem Steel Site in Pennsylvania. It will be transformed "into a fictional Chinese city populated by people from the Lehigh Valley." This information comes from themorningcall.com. This site looks pretty amazing and should look great on film with giant robots running around.
MORE NEWS includes the story and what new Transformers will make their debut. This comes for IGN.com and Screenwriter Roberto Orci, who is helping write the script. Here are a few highlights from the interview:
Q: What do you want to do that builds from the first one?
ORCI: We want to follow some of our lead characters which we thought were so successful. Shia's character; where is he two years later? His girlfriend, where is she two years later? But for fans, I guess I'll address this more for the fans, because I think if you didn't know Transformers at all and you came in and you liked the first movie, you'll like the second one. However, some of the die hard fans, which we were a member of that group, felt, well, maybe it's a little light. Maybe it wasn't science fictiony enough. And I think the second one will deliver on a true Transformers story. You know, the first one, we had a limited budget for what it was. Every second of Transformer time is a million dollars or whatever the heck it is, so this time, because we were able to prove through the whole thing that it's a viable live-action movie, we have a little more freedom this time to actually learn about the Transformers, see them, hear them. It's a better balance between the humans and the Transformers.
Q: Is there one particular Transformer, good or bad, that you absolutely had to get into the sequel?
Q: You're not gonna tell us.
ORCI: I'll tell you. We had to get Soundwave in there.
Q: Nice. Where Soundwave goes, will Ravage follow?
ORCI: Perhaps! Who's Ravage? ... I'm kidding! You know, we had Ravage in an early draft of the first movie and Soundwave, and we couldn't do it right and I think this time hopefully we'll have the ability to do it.
Well, with a bigger budget you can bet we'll get a bigger movie. I'm happy they plan on polishing out the robots personalities and characters more. I'm also excited that Soundwave and Ravage will be involved! I am sure soundwave wont be a cassette recorder, he will most likely turn into a Blu-ray player now. This next movie could possibly be better than the first one.