By S. Derrickson Moore/Sun-News reporter
ALAMOGORDO — White Sands and southern New Mexico will again be principal locations for the film producers of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” the next installment of the 2007 box office hit “Transformers,” slated to hit theaters next summer.
“Transformers was a huge success and I am pleased that Dream Works, Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay have decided to return to New Mexico to film the second installment,” Gov. Bill Richardson said in an announcement this week.
The first film, which featured extensive location shooting at White Sands National Monument and Holloman Air Force Base, grossed more than $700 million worldwide.
The current production has been preparing in Alamogordo since April and filming is expected to begin in the fall. According to www.imdb.com, the cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Jon Voight, Rainn Wilson, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, and Matthew Marsden.
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