Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is heading back to the desert, specifically Almaogrodo, New Mexico. New Mexico's Governor Bill Richardson announced the return of the giant robots in a statement made to the local news outlet KVIA News.

"Transformers was a huge success and I am pleased that Dream Works, Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay have decided to return to New Mexico to film the second installment," said Governor Richardson.

The film has been in pre-production in Alamogordo since April, and expects to begin filming in the fall.

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Directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Matthew Marsden and Andrew Howard, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is scheduled for a June 26, 2009 release date.