This is a story not many knew. Few weeks back at Michal Bay Forums, user EastwoodClinton posted a news piece from Cambodia (copied below this article). The news said that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is to be filmed in Cambodia. Cambodian Minister of Information told the press that DOTM filming will continue at the Angkor Wat temple complex. No info came after that.
Today, TFW2005 member RebelMan posted some images he found, which are rumored to be from a Transformers 3 filming which happened recently.
Nothing is confirmed at the moment other than the Cambodian news piece.
Update: We just received a tip linking to a YouTube video of a film crew at the Angkor Wat temple complex. A comment by the uploader says the DOTM filming went through the whole day. Thanks to 168Nara of YouTube!
“Transformers 3” To Be Shot in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, January 21, 2011 AKP –
“Transformers 3 – Dark Side of the Moon” will be shot in Cambodia in February 2011 at the Angkor Temple Complex and Bokor Hill Station, according to Mr. Nicholas Simon, producer of Indochina Productions.
“Transformers 3” is the third part of the well-known science-fiction movie about TRANFORMER robots defending the earth.
“We want to shoot in Cambodia as it is one of the most beautiful countries around. With both Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s natural wonders, we will be able to maintain the large production scale of TRANFORMERS while giving the impression that the story is traveling all around the planet earth,” said Mr. Nicholas Simon in his letter addressed to Cambodian Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith.
This production will highlight the beauty the Angkor Temple Complex to a worldwide audience, he said, adding that it is estimated that over 500 million people have seen the previous two Transformers and with TRANFORMERS 3, millions more will discover the beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage of Cambodia.
Mr. Simon also recalled his good experiences in film production working in Cambodia on projects such as ORACLE, Matt Dillon’s CITY OF GHOSTS and Legendary Pictures’ I AM THAT MAN. –AKP
By SOKMOM Nimul