The Ring 2: According to KATU, sequences from the upcoming sequel to The Ring will be filmed in Astoria this May...

Portions of the sequel to "The Ring," starring Naomi Watts, will be filmed right here in Oregon. The Oregon Film and Video Office said today the movie would be filmed in Astoria. RELATED: Sadako Teaser & Poster: The Ghost from The Ring Is Back

Officials say Astoria was chosen because it captured the mood of the psychological thriller.

Other films shot all or partly in the coastal town include "Goonies," "Short Circuit," and "Kindergarten Cop." Production on "The Ring II" is set to begin in May.