Justice League

Australia has a great business model for attracting films with a uniquely Australian voice – it offers them tax breaks. Great, big tax breaks. This method is nothing new. It’s the reason Canada became the new Hollywood, and then New Orleans became the new Hollywood, and then Austin became the new Hollywood. For Australia, though, the goal isn’t to allow just any old production onto its shores.

One of the films that won’t be getting a tax break is George Miller’s Justice League Mortal adaptation. And the hits just keep on coming. Miller claims that he’ll be appealing the decision, decrying the millions in lost revenue opportunities for Oz and saying, “It feels to me like I’m not fighting for this film. I’m fighting for the Australian film industry.”

But who honestly believes that? And who thought that this movie was ‘Australian’ enough to qualify in the first place? It seems like the production was grasping at straws from the start on this one. The process of deciding what films receive the tax incentives is unclear, but when Australia, a film directed by an Australian, starring two Australians, set in Australia and named Australia has to go in front of the Federal Government to prove its case, Justice League had about as much chance of seeing that money as The Wonder Twins do of getting their own spin-off feature.

George Miller had better hope that Krypton is offering tax breaks because he at least has an honest shot there. Unless Superman isn’t in the movie. Which he might not be.

With this latest blow to the production, one has to wonder whether this thing is going to have broken wings before it even gets off the ground. Unfortunately, it seems that even if your director is Australian, and you’ve hired on two hot Aussie chicks like Megan Gale and Teresa Palmer to play dress-up in spandex, you still have to pay full price down under.

Source: SuperHeroHype

Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3