Saturday, May 27, 2006

Transformers: Prime Directive Shoots in New Mexico

As Sneak Peek reported April 8, 2006, following the publication of a New York City casting call, director Michael Bay's Paramount/DreamWorks live action feature based on the Japanese 'Transformers' line of changeable battle toys will be titled Transformers: Prime Directive.

Although Vancouver was initially set up to shoot the CG-heavy film, the rising Canadian dollar and US state tax credits, made it more advantageous to shoot the $100 million production in New Mexico.

Spielberg's successful use of giant robotic, CG Martian pods in Paramount's War Of the Worlds gave credibility to greenlighting the Transformers project.