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Green Lantern filming to move from Australia to Mexico

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 30, 2009

Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern

By David Bentley – CoventryTelegraph.net

Studio heads at Warner Bros are moving production of the Green Lantern movie from Sydney to Mexico after costs were escalated by the rising value of the Australian dollar.

Australian movie site Inside Film had earlier reported that the studio was planned to switch filming to Louisiana but it now says Mexico is the chosen location.

If filming went ahead Down Under, it would apparently add more than $20million US dollars to the budget. I reported earlier on the production being hit by the strengthening Australian currency.

But Warner Bros is said to be continuing to pay for hiring eight sound stages at Fox Studios in Sydney, where Green Lantern was to be made.

The movie, which will star Ryan Reynolds as the DC Comics hero, is set to begin filming early next year. It was originally scheduled to start in November.

Inside Film says that “as well as facing a rising Australian dollar, Green Lantern director Martin Campbell is also understood to have made substantial script amendments, which required a higher budget, placing further pressure on the production’s Australian base.”

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