Transformers 3 Dark Of The Moon Shooting in Cambodia in Febuary?
Hey Everyone, I recently came across some information I find a little puzzling, and wanted to share:
Is there filming going in Cambodia next month?
A post from a user at
http://www.khmer365.com/index.php?to...72924#msg72924 "Rothima124" reads:
"great news of a Hollywood production announce to make a movie about The Great Khmer Empire, now there is another surprise of another Hollywood production. As we have watched Transformers 1 & 2, they were great Si-Fi movies with robotic technologies. And Now Dark Side of the Moon (AKA Transforms 3) will be shot in Cambodia sites of Angkor Area and Bokor Mount.
The following is the original news from : http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=1184
“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
Although if you check websites like this, it does liste Cambodia, but then contradicts itself at the very end saying "Shooting locations listed on the site include Chicago and Los Angeles, though not Cambodia. ..."
I'm wondering what anyone can make of this. Thanks.
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