Thursday, February 05, 2009

Transformers 2 Shot in Jordan

Variety.com reports that Transformers 2 shot in Jordan, specifically in the ancient city of Petra, Wadi Rum valley, and Salt.
With a total crew of 160 technicians - 60 sourced locally and the remainder from overseas - the "Transformers" shoot was a huge challenge for Jordan's Royal Film Commission. The complete support of the commission's chairman, Prince Ali, helped the org meet the challenge. The Jordanian Air Force was enlisted to aid the shoot as Bay lensed in the ancient city of Petra.

"We were able to get Michael Bay and his crew up to the top of a mountain in Petra by sunrise and back down again by sunset with the help of five helicopters from the air force," says the Royal Film Commission's George David. "No one has ever shot there before."

Bay also lensed in the valley area of Wadi Rum as well as the famously fertile city of Salt.

"The entire experience of being in Jordan, from our scouts months ago to our recently completed shoot, has been a total creative and production success," says Bay. "The people have been incredibly welcoming, the film commission was a hugely helpful daily presence, and the country, especially Petra, inspired everyone in the cast and crew."
Petra may be familiar to many for its use in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Exactly what the areas in Jordan are being used for, the pictures are examples of the area, not set related, in the movie is unknown but I am sure it ties directly into the Egyptian shoot and a possible tie-in it seems the movie will establish between Transformers and human civilization. Thanks to Richard for the link, pictures and info.

21 comments:

  1. yo change the headline to read Jordan :)

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  2. Transformers 2 Shot in Jordon

    Two Transformers were shot in Jordan?! Those bastards!! T.T

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  3. "Two Transformers were shot in Jordan?! Those bastards!! T.T"

    I hope they didn't use Sable rounds!

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  4. didnt they use that place in pic one in Indiana Jones?

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  5. come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...didnt the openin scene in T1 says that "... new discovery brought us to an unknown planet called earth..."
    megatron was supose to be the first transformer ever to reach earth
    so i wont understand how earth and trasnformers will have history....i'll jus wait and watch the movie 3 times like i did with the first one :)

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  6. megatron was supose to be the first transformer ever to reach earth

    He was the first... That we know about :P

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  7. ""Two Transformers were shot in Jordan?! Those bastards!! T.T"

    I hope they didn't use Sable rounds!"

    Just to let you know, it's "Sabot" Rounds. But I got what you were saying. :)

    Noooo!!!!! They were shot?!? I bet it was Lennox and Epps: "Remember, aim low. Armour's weak under the chest!"

    Optimus: Thanks Lennox. Now EVERYONE knows our weak spot!

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  8. TylerMirage said...
    "Just to let you know, it's "Sabot" Rounds. But I got what you were saying. :)"

    As Prime said: "Oops, my bad."

    I looked it up like you spelled it on how stuff works and that is a wicked piece of artillery. Hate to be on the receiving end of one of those!

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  9. Danny Rodríguez2/05/2009 1:45 PM

    HI!!! =) ...I WAS LOOKING FOR VIDEOGAMES AT IGN AND I FOUND THIS... THE VIDEOGAME TEASER TRAILER ...http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14267350/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen/videos/transformers_Teaser_trailer_020409.html ...THE HTML CODE TO EMBED THE VIDEO ON THE SITE IS THERE TOO, BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE TO PLACE THE LINK (...WHAT SECTION...??? ...WHERE...??? ...HOW...???...) ...THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE!!! ...AND, TAKE A LOOK AT THE GAME TRAILER... IT SHOWS "INTERESTING" THINGS...IRONHIDE WITH A SIDEKICK...??? ...A W E S O M E ! ! ! ....

    GREETINGS FROM COLOMBIA... SALUDOS A TODOS!!!

    PD:...sorry for the caps abuse!!! =)

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  10. PhillyFilmGirl has a new video on youtube and IGN has the new game teaser (with Optimus voiceover!)
    Just thought you would like to know!

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  11. hey a new decpticon
    hes facing off against bumblebee

    http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14267350/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen/images/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-20090204080308352.html

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  12. Dam bien travajo COLUMBIA!

    I see-

    1. Ironhide with his own minion! Cool.
    2. Looks like a rear view of the Audi transforming.
    3. Possible return of Blackout??

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  13. hey i can't seem to get to see the video
    can som1 post it on youtube?
    or put it on the main site

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  14. Anonymous said...
    As Prime said: "Oops, my bad."

    "You fail me yet again." :)

    SABOT ROUNDS!
    PENTAGON!
    EXPLOSIONS!
    I'M MICHAEL ****ING BAY!

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  15. "You fail me yet again." :)

    I can take Bumblebee, Seaspray, and Perceptor, but Optimus... you're just too big!

    PENTAGON!
    V-22 OSPREYS!
    SUPERBOWL!

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  16. I sense an Indie reference in the future. . . :)

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  17. I sense an Indie reference in the future. . . :)

    Sam: Hey Optimus, why do you call yourself Prime?
    Ironhide: Oh, it's the name of our cyber-dog, back on Cybertron.
    Sam: You named yourself after a cyber-dog?!

    Sorry, i know it was a little diferent in "Indiana...", but don't remember it well...;)

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  18. Michael bay should continue his form..he should be doing transformers 3 after this.,and then 4 , 5 ,6...I never get bored watching transformers ...Optimus prime was sent to protect the cube and sam,and michael bay ,he's been sent by god to make transformers...

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