May 27--There will be up to $25 million available for made-in-Michigan film projects under the budget approved Thursday by the state legislature.
That $25-million figure, originally proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder, represents a drastic reduction from the past three years, during which Michigan became a power player in the competition for movie, TV and digital work.
While a few previously approved high-profile projects are set to begin filming this summer, the pending applications for the incentives help demonstrate the slowdown that will likely happen under a $25-million annual cap.
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Producers of some of the pending projects are very aware of what a cap means.
"Wing Commander," a video game project that would be a multiyear task, would change gears if it got approval tomorrow, says Chris Roberts, chief creative officer of Blink Media. But at the moment, it's focusing on Quebec as its future home.
"The cap sort of put a spanner in the works," says Roberts.
"My Beautiful Mistake" is still waiting for a response to its application for $6.8 million in incentives. According to producer Warren Ostergard, the movie will be made elsewhere if things don't work out in Michigan.
Sadly, that article has way too many personal remarks in it.I take it you guys saw this article: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/112888-New-Wing-Commander-Rumors-Start-to-Swirl
I take it you disagree with his comments about the Wing Commander movie?
A quick look on www.boxofficemojo.com and www.rottentomatoes.com would tend to show it was not a successful movie...Anything but, by the looks of it.
I think it's quite admirable that the CIC has stuck behind the movie all these years, celebrating the fact that it is yet another facet of the Wing Commander experience. It doesn't stop the fact that it was a bad movie. I was horribly dissapointed by it.
Back back on topic now...
A good setting for it might be after WC1 but before the destruction of the Claw--that way we can have Tolwyn as the ship's commander, and Blair and Maniac are still on active flight duty.As long as it had good game play and good story, this would have to be epic; how could it not be?! I imagine any new Wing Commander would more than likely be a complete reboot, if a mass market audience of any type is to be captured? That would also enable all the old cast to do voice work as the pilots we know and love...