The film-friendly reputation of Philadelphia may draw Transformers 2 to shoot inside the Pennsylvania town. In an article in the Philadelphia magazine Mainline Today, one of the city officials describes some of the films that may be attracted to Philadelphia.
"The film industry is [an] increasingly lucrative [thing] for government to em-brace," says [Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office]. "We already have a reputation as the most cooperative and film-friendly city in the business. Having these tax incentives adds to our attraction. Right now, we're looking at applications for six to eight films to begin in June, and more to follow."
Transformers 2, directed by Michael Bay, will star Shia LaBeouf, and is scheduled for a June 26, 2009 release.