San Andreas, an upcoming disaster flick set in California, has had very little actually filming take place there. The film, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is about California after its ravaged by a 9.0 earthquake. Johnson plays a helicopter pilot, presumably with a heart of gold, who rescues his daughter. The movie will shoot its final scenes in San Francisco after most of the film was shot in Australia.
San Andreas was granted a portion of Australia’s $20 million film fund in December to attract overseas movies along with offsets from the Queensland Production Incentive Scheme, local payroll tax rebates and federal rebates
In response to these and other such programs, California has started legislation to expand its incentive programs, giving studios a reason to bring films to the state, Advocates cited recent big budget blockbusters – San Andreas, Godzilla and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – as movies set in California but not filmed there.
The film’s first unit began shooting Sunday in San Francisco and will wrap on July 27. Second-unit shooting had started on July 8.
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