Sydney, (ANI): American filmmaker Steven Spielberg has chosen
Australia as the location for his 150 million-dollar-dinosaur movie
Terra Nova. Spielberg was so impressed with the movie
The Pacific; he co-created with Tom Hanks that he has
decided to shoot for the dinosaur epic in Australia.
Terra Nova, a 13-part science-fiction television series is about
the Shannon family, which travels 150 million years back in time to
prehistoric Earth to escape the apocalypse, reports The Sydney
Morning Herald. According to Entertainment Weekly magazine, the
drama, which is also executive produced by agent-turned-producer
Aaron Kaplan, Craig Silverstein and Kelly Marcel, among others,
takes place in 2149 A.D. when a large group of settlers are
preparing to leave the apocalyptic world in which they live to time
travel back millions of years.
“It could be a week, it could be three months, it could be
literally weeks before filming starts, it's hard to know," Ausfilm's head of policy, Alastair McKinnon said. “Australia is
probably one of six or seven potential locations. I think
Queensland is the appealing venue at this stage because it has got
studio and the tropical location they need. They are looking at
Queensland," he added.