Southfield (WWJ)- Movie cameras will be in and around Metro Detroit this summer after the Michigan Film Office approved a film incentive for a Warner Bros. production.

Carrie Jones, director of the film office, said the movie will be about a super tornado that sweeps through a small town.  Parts of it will be shot at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac. 

“This is a major studio project that will be seen by a broad national audience and send a strong signal about the caliber of film projects our incentive program is able to attract,” Jones said.  “This film will do double duty shooting on location as well as at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac. It will also be a good-paying project for Michigan workers.”

Warner Bros. is expected to spend $40.7 million on the project.  The incentive is $12.1 million. 

461 workers are expected to be hired for the project.

Alycia Debnam, who was in The Occult and Dance Academy, and Arlen Escarpeta, also in The Client List and Final Destination 5, will play the lead roles in the film.


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