Variety is also reporting that the New South Wales government has made an aggressive bid to persuade Warner Bros. to shoot Bryan Singer's Superman (aka "Red Sun") in the state.
The movie is due to start filming March 7 at the Fox Studios in Sydney. The producers are building giant sets of New York in two soundstages and spanning the area between those stages.
Earlier plans to build permanent sets at the Warner Roadshow Studios in Queensland - which, after filming, could have been used as an attraction for the adjoining WB Movieworld theme park - were scrapped as too costly, adds the trade.
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