REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Pair of local tigers will meet the eyes of moviegoers in "Transformers 2"
They are two Siberian tigers named Shirkon and Titon, and they are from the Big Bear Lake-based Predators in Action, which handles and trains animals for the silver screen.
In the film, the tigers snarl, run, and jump off a cliff. They took turns portraying a single tiger being chased down by hunters.
"And at the last minute, a Transformer comes in and saves him," said Miller, who owns Predators in Action. "But as far as what they're doing with the scene, I have no idea. I didn't read the script."
Miller said director Michael Bay specifically had the animals from his 55-acre facility in mind when writing the film. the film credits for Miller's animals include "The Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise and the family-friendly action adventure "Two Brothers."
Most notably, Shirkon was featured in the Academy-award winning film "Gladiator" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" opens in theaters nationwide on Wednesday.
The two tigers from Predators in Action will be featured in a documentary "Time Warp" on the Discovery Channel Wednesday at 8 p.m.