Austin is a top choice for some movie producers
Many people pursue homes for sale in Austin because the city is filled with attractions and entertainment. Some property owners may have recently noticed the presence of film crews throughout the region, as Austin is quickly becoming a popular destination for movie producers.
The Austin Business Journal points out that several films are currently being produced in the city. Check out the list below to learn more about these projects and how they could impact the Austin economy.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Fans of the Sin City comics or the first film adaptation of the series will surely appreciate this Austin project. The movie will star several famous actors, including Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Mickey Rourke, and is being produced by renowned action filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film's plot centers around a man named Dwight who is involved in a complicated and deadly relationship. The 2005 release of the original Sin City grossed more than $158.7 million worldwide and left many fans yearning for more.
The film is scheduled to be released next year and could affect the Austin economy in various ways. Local businesses could provide equipment and supplies to movie crew members, and may even be able to host celebrities during the project.
Another upcoming movie, which features an actor who has appeared in hits such as Con Air, The Rock and National Treasure may provide an extra boost to the local economy.
Joe stars actor Nicolas Cage and is currently being filmed in northeast Austin. The movie focuses on Cage's character, Joe Ransom, who enjoys living in the fast lane. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Gary Jones encounters a variety of struggles as a teenager, and after he meets Ransom, the duo begins a one-of-a-kind journey.
The film is based on a 1991 novel by author Larry Brown and has already impacted the Austin housing market. An Austin property is being leased for the project, and the Austin Business Journal notes that the movie's producers started using the building in December 2012.
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives
Jerry Bruckheimer Television is completing a TV movie, Secret Lives of Husband and Wives, at the National Guard Armory in Austin. The film is being directed by Mark Pellington and deals with the struggles of three couples and their families after a tragic incident.
The National Guard Armory could provide an ideal backdrop for the movie. In 2012, the Austin Film Society (AFS) enhanced its operations by taking over the facility, which opened new doors for film, television and creative professionals. The AFS is leasing the armory through 2042, and the 50,000 additional square feet may help the city become an attractive spot for future projects.
Upcoming films being produced in Austin
Next year, Austin's National Guard Armory will host actors Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti and others as Tom Hanks' production company will film Parkland. The movie revolves around the events surrounding the Dallas Parkland Hospital the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Additionally, an unnamed project that features actress Parker Posey will start shooting in Austin in February. The film will be produced by Suzanne Weinert.
New film projects could provide innovative opportunities for Austin job seekers. These people may find temporary jobs on movie sets and could gain experience and skills to build long-term careers.
Austin may also draw in more filmmakers, as these professionals could produce quality movies in the booming city. Current homeowners and people who are checking out some of the residences for sale in Austin may notice the impact of film productions on the city's economy over the next few years.