By David Haviland, September 5, 2013, KBKW
You just might see some new transformers at the Satsop Power plant next month, but these Transformers® will be fighting for their survival. The unfinished nuclear power plant in Grays Harbor is being used to film portions of the movie “Transformers: Age of Extinction” the fourth installment in the live-action series directed by Michael Bay.
Executive Director at the Port of Grays Harbor Gary Nelson confirmed this morning “Paramount pictures has, you know they were going to be filming earlier this summer and they got delayed until late September, early October.” While we might see the familiar cooling towers when the movie hits theaters next summer, Nelson said we probably won’t recognize the name “In the agreement we had to sign they said they may refer to it as something other than Satsop.”
The title and first poster for the new film, starring Mark Whalberg and rumored to be introducing the dinobots, were released earlier this week.
The business park in rural East Grays Harbor offers two unused nuclear towers, acres of natural evergreen forests, a campus like business park and office space for production crew activities.
“We’ve had interest from a few major Hollywood movie studios so we worked to get ahead of the curve and put together a fee structure and policy for filming at the Park,” expressed Alissa Thurman, Manager of Business Development at Satsop Business Park.