No Transformer Shooting in Washington National Mall
June 15, 2010 Leave a comment
Looks like the excitement over shooting the movie, Transformer III in Washington, D.C. National Mall is over 😦 Director Michael Bay has been told by DC authorities he can’t destroy Washington, D.C. in the third Transformers movie.
According to The Washington Post, Michael Bay had been tussling with the Park Service over a planned 14 days of filming in Washington D.C., where he was hoping to stage a car race on the National Mall and shoot the whole thing at night.
Wonderfully cranky and logical Park Service spokesman Bill Line told the Post that the producers “have asked to do some things that simply are not done on the National Mall,” and added, “A lot of this could be more appropriately shot in a Hollywood studio. The National Mall is not an area in which Americans come to see high-tech action movies being shot.”