Details about the filming and the movie are being kept quiet because the producers want to offer their audiences as much of a surprise as they can, Gutentag said.
"That's pretty much how it's done nowadays," she said. "They all keep things as secret as possible."
The release date for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is June 26, 2009. So far, approximately 700 people from Alamogordo, Otero County and surrounding areas have been involved in the project.
"That's for everything," Gutentag said. "From the initial preparations (which took place in April) to site prep, costumes, catering and extras."
The movie comes out of DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures and director Michael Bay returned to New Mexico to film it, according to a release from the New Mexico film office.
"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 Bill Richardson in the release.
The first "Transformers" film grossed more than $700 million worldwide, the release said.
Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox will appear again in the title roles for the new movie as Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Barns. Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson will reprise their roles, and Rainn Wilson from NBC's The Office, will also join the cast.
According to the Hasbro Transformers Web site, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" began shooting on June 2 in Bethlehem, Pa. and while details of the movie's plot are a closely-guarded secret, viewers can expect a key character from the first movie to make a dramatic comeback and attempt to settle a score.
Source: Alamogordo News