“Into the Storm” filmed in MichiganAugust 8th, 2014 at 1:52 pm by Laff at the Movies under Uncategorized
The untitled tornado feature film project (originally titled “Category Six” or the script titled “Category Six”) is about a super tornado that sweeps through a small town. The movie is expected to shoot in metro Detroit and at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac.
The project, according to the Michigan Film Office, was awarded an incentive of $12.1 million ($12,105,139) on $40.7 million ($40,730,908) of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to hire 461 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 170 jobs.
Steven Quale, who directed “Final Destination 5″ and was the second-unit director on “Avatar” will direct the movie that IMDB says is about “A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.”
Two young actors have been cast as the leads: Alycia Debnam (“The Occult”, “Dance Academy”) and Arlen Escarpeta (“The Client List”, “Final Destination 5″).
- The production company Broken Road Productions says the movie is a “found-footage natural disaster movie, about high schoolers documenting a massive hurricane” and that Quale is a visual effects protege of James Cameron.
Broken Road Productions has several popular movies, and several not-so-popular movies to its credit: “Jack and Jill” (2011), “Zookeeper” (2011), “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2010), “Knight and Day” (2010), “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (2009), “Next” (2007), “Are We Done Yet?” (2007), “The Forgotten” (2004), “Anger Management” (2003), and “Radio” (2003).
New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers are distributing the movie in the U.S.
From a Michigan Film Office press release:
: “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,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. “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.”
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