ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, CONTRABAND, PIRANHA 3DD, and More Prepare to Shoot in New Orleans

     December 17, 2010

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New Orleans is one of the major U.S. cities that offers enticing tax incentives to Hollywood productions.  Some of the biggest movies make their home, or at least part of their home, in the Louisiana city and 2011 is going to be no exception.  NOLA.com reports that production on Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is slated to begin on January 24th, although the length of the shoot and where exactly they’ll be filming is currently unknown.

Hit the jump for a list of films that are currently shooting in New Orleans and which movies are headed to the Big Easy.

NOLA.com reports that the Miley Cyrus action-comedy So Undercover is in town and that William Friedkin’s dark indie comedy Killer Joe (starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch) plans to wrap this weekend.  Other films currently shooting in New Orleans are both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as well as Peter Berg’s sci-fi adaptation of the board game Battleship starring Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna.

Films planning to make their way to New Orleans include the Mark Wahlberg crime thriller Contraband, Rian Johnson’s sci-fi flick Looper, and the silly sequel Piranha 3DD.  NOLA notes that while Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is currently scouting locations in New Orleans, it hasn’t confirmed that it will shoot there.  And interesting project to note is the videogame adaptation Kane & Lynch, which NOLA says is scheduled to begin shooting in January.  The reason that’s interesting is that last we heard, the film (which is set to star Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx), doesn’t have a director after losing Simon Crane and then Patrick Alessandrin.

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