‘Is this a Transformer?’
courtesy of ‘voteprime’
Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures were hoping to spend two weeks filming in Washington this fall, as they get ready to make Transformers 3, but it seems the Park Service isn’t eager to turn the Mall into a studio. According to the Post, the Park Service says that Dreamworks “have asked to do some things that simply are not done on the National Mall.” That includes staging a car race on the gravel paths and lighting it up during the middle of the night.
Given the condition of the Mall, generally speaking, I would have been more surprised if they had agreed to host a car race on the pathways, but as much money as this could bring to the District, it’s difficult to hear “No” being used more than “Maybe” or “No, but maybe we could talk about this instead?”
If they pay for completely resodding the Mall after they’re done, why not?
That’s what I was kinda hoping for, Phil. If they’ll re-landscape the Mall when it’s all done, why not?
Bad precedent – I totally support the National Park Service’s decision