ivlife.com, the local news site for Imperial Valley, California, reports that 'Transformers 2' may be filming there:
Imperial County Film Commission liaison Susie Carrillo announced during Wednesday’s City Council meeting that the commission was bidding to get the filming of “Transformers 2” in the Imperial Valley.
Carrillo said the Imperial County Film Commission would know within the next month if filming for the movie, a live-action adaptation of the widely popular 1980s cartoon, would take place locally. The film would be scheduled to begin shooting in the fall.
Carrillo also said new film commission Executive Director Charlotte Teeters will be starting in June.
It was also announced that the film commission will be “under the umbrella” of the Imperial Valley’s Joint Chambers of Commerce and will be housed in the El Centro Chamber of Commerce building.