Following our report last week of principal photography taking place on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, today The Vallejo Times-Herald featured an interview with veteran co-producer Jonathan “JJ” Hook wherein he discussed both his location management process and why Vallejo – including Mare Island – works well for the upcoming Transformers Universe: Bumblebee film.
“It’s an Anywhere America, Back-to-the-Future type vibe. The great thing about Vallejo is there aren’t these huge chain stores. There a few other cities in California like it, but not that many. The city hasn’t been turned into a strip mall.” Mare Island’s drydocks have been perfect for “Bumblebee,” said Hook. So good, he noted, “the ending of the movie was re-written after finding the location.”
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