The Walt Disney Company has announced they will be filming Disney’s re-make of ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea‘ in the land down under, Australia. The Australian government is evening giving the Walt Disney Company $20.7 million as an incentive to film this re-make down under. In return, Disney plans to spend $160 in Australia on the film. Australian Prime Minister Gillard reported the deal should create up to 2,000 jobs for locals.
“On the back of the launch of Creative Australia, the new national cultural policy, the securing of this film is a huge coup for the Australian film industry and for the near 1,000 local businesses that will be providing goods and services for the film,” Gillard said.
“The announcement of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to film in Australia will result in meaningful benefits for the industry and the economy; including jobs, skills and training, and investment back into the local industry. This one-off payment highlights the importance of an attractive Location Offset which can successfully compete for large scale international production to shoot in Australia,” Debra Richards, CEO of locations marketing agency, said.
Disney has not yet released a date when to start filming yet. However, it has been rumored that filming will take place in Queensland and New South Wales. There are also rumors that the production will star Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but nothing has been confirmed by officials.
Were you a fan of the original ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’? What do you think of the re-make being filmed in the Land Down Under?
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