‘Transformers 3’ Plans To Shoot In Washington, D.C. maybe NOT

Looks like the movie “Transformers 3” that is supposed to be shot in DC this coming September, might not happen after all.

The “simulated explosions and pyrotechnics at locations along Pennsylvania and Independence avenues” (via The Washington Post) — are being met with some resistance by National Park Service authorities. Apparently there’s some hesitation about staging massive explosions so close to the country’s seats of power. Go figure.

I imagine that Michael Bay, the director will get his way eventually — likely a compromise — especially with the added weight of producer Steve Spielberg backing him up.

If not DC, looks like the alternative shooting places might be Times Square in New York City, Hollywood in Los Angeles, The Strip in Las Vegas, The Lost City of Atlantis, or Cybertron.

Let’s hope the authorities will resolve the issues.  Shooting ‘transformer 3’ in DC is a great chance for the city and our businesses to reap spending on hotel rooms, meals, equipment rentals, taxi rides and temporary jobs from $200 million production budget.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

One Response to ‘Transformers 3’ Plans To Shoot In Washington, D.C. maybe NOT

  1. The latest I heard was that there was a car crash on the set. Either way I’m glad they are filming here in Washington.

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