The remake of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" will be filmed in Australia after the government pledged a one-off grant worth more than US$22 million, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said.
Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for the Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013. In 2012, the Australian government gave the makers of the Jackman movie "The Wolverine" a Aus$12.8 million incentive payment to ensure that it was made in Australia to boost the film industry.
In a joint statement with Arts Minister Tony Burke, Gillard said casting decisions were still to be made and locations yet to be finalised for the movie, which is set to be the biggest production ever filmed in Australia.
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