New “Transformers” Sequel Details

USA Today has posted a report for the upcoming “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” which reveals some new photos an further details about the story.

Essentially the plot this time deals with the Decepticons pursuing Sam (Shia LaBeouf) and Mikaela (Megan Fox) to retrieve information he has about the origins of the Transformers and their ancient history.

Humanity meanwhile is dealing with the aftermath of the first film and tries to figure out which of the creatures to trust and an international coalition has allied itself with the Autobots.

The $200 million production will feature 40 robots and got Pentagon approval to shoot around a New Mexico missile range. The production is seen as the “biggest joint military operation movie ever made” according to the film’s Army liason.

Among the equipment used were two A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” tank-killing jets; six F-16 Fighting Falcons; 10 armored Humvees; the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team; two Abrams tanks; two Bradley tanks; two missile-launcher vehicles; two armored personnel carriers; and a quarter-mile of the missile testing range, cleared of unexploded ordnance and built into an Egyptian town and temple.”

Filmmakers scored first time access for a film crew to shoot not just around but on the 5,000 year old Pyramids at Giza which features in the film’s climactic battle. Naval aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis was also used for filming.

The news comes a day after Empire Magazine published the first photos from the production.