DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – A movie based on a popular racing video game will be filming in Detroit.
The Michigan Film office has announced that the DreamWorks Studios’ film “Need for Speed” has been approved for a tax incentive from the state. It was awarded an incentive of $1,370,852 on $4,993,623 of projected in-state expenditures.
The movie follows a fictional street racer, who was framed and sent to prison, on a cross-country journey — with revenge in mind.
Two Michigan businesses, Race Car Replicas in Clinton Township and Technosports Creative of Livonia, will be used to build cars featured in the film, which will be shot partially in Detroit this summer
“Need for Speed was initially just looking at Michigan to do car builds for the film, but we were able to make the case that this was a terrific place to film the movie as well,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office, in a release. “This project fits so well into both our reputation as a great state for filmmaking and the automotive heritage Michigan is known for; it’s a strong investment all around.”
The project is expected to hire over 100 Michigan workers with a full-time equivalent of 11 jobs.
So far in 2013, nine projects have been awarded film incentives from the state.