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It's no secret that a healthy reputation as a good movie location can have a huge impact on a country's economy. (Middle-earth... I mean, New Zealand, I'm talking about you.) Australia has long been such a place, and now they have their sights on luring in Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Australian government is prepared to offer Disney a cash-back deal amounting to $19.2 million should they choose to shoot down under.

The -developed remake of the 1957 family favorite would be the largest movie undertaking ever shot there, with Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland and Fox Studios in Sydney (which is currently busy with The Wolverine) on Disney's list of potential locations.

The offer seems to be a good one; the rebate is nearly twice the amount usually offered to studios. If Disney bites on this one, the Australian government is considering making the rebate standard to attract more lucrative film shoots.


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