By Dave Campbell | April 16, 2009
Martin Campbell will be shooting his super hero journey of the Green Lantern at Fox Studios Sydney Australia, with pre-production of the $150 million film kicking off in July.
This news was released by New South Wales’ premier, Nathan Rees rather than Warner Bros. (the studio funding the movie). Nathan Rees had this to say, “The film would create around 500 jobs and include a substantial investment in digital effects work in Australia.”
Green Lantern should be eligible to receive the Australian federal government’s 15% location rebate on top of the incentives supplied by the New South Wales government to bring the project to Fox. New South Wales outbid other Aussie rivals Victoria and Queensland for the gig.
Fox Studios Australia CEO Nancy Romano had this to say, “”The decision by Warner Bros. to locate the production in New South Wales is tangible evidence that having a competitive incentive scheme in place returns positive results.”
With the Australian dollar currently weaker than a joke about the Crocodile Hunter, expect to see further Warner productions to follow suit and head to the southern hemisphere.
A November shoot has been slated but there is currently no casting news at this time.