Written by on Apr 25, 2014. Posted in On Location

New Terminator movie starts filming on location in New Orleans

Filming on the new Terminator movie has started on location in New Orleans. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the franchise that first made him a movie superstar back in the mid-80s. The film will be the fourth sequel to James Cameron’s original sci-fi classic.

The production - reportedly dubbed Terminator: Genesis - has been prepping in New Orleans since January and will film for the next few months.

Louisiana has become one of the top production hubs in the US as a result of its 30% uncapped filming incentive that’s accessible to shoots that spend at least USD300,000 locally. Other high-profile features to have filmed in New Orleans recently include musician heist movie Now You See Me, sci-fi sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and comedy sequel 22 Jump Street.

Two very different films have also been set against the background of slavery in the mid-19th Century. Quentin Tarantino filmed locally for Django Unchained and Steve McQueen also shot in and around the city for 12 Years a Slave.

New Orleans has also hosted high-profile TV miniseries True Detective and episodes for the planned launch of a Louisiana-set spinoff series of the massively popular crime drama NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). Whereas True Detective filmed entirely in Louisiana, the NCIS spinoff is likely to be based in California, should the full series become a reality.

Dinosaur sequel Jurassic World is also scheduled to film studio work in New Orleans and is already shooting scenes on location in Hawaii. The movie will be the third sequel to the blockbuster franchise first launched in 1993.

(Images: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)


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