Comic Book Movie is reporting via The Hollywood Reporter that the Australian government has confirmed that they have given Disney a whopping $20.7 million incentive to shoot David Fincher’s remake of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard stated the film will create over 2,000 jobs, which is really exciting.

What’s also exciting is that Australia seems to be capitalizing on their film industry; according to the two entertainment sites, Australia did roughly the same thing when “The Wolverine” was filming there last year. That film used the talents of over 1,000 companies, created 1,750 and brought in over $80 million in revenue. Not too shabby, Australia.

Debra Richards, CEO of locations marketing agency Ausfilm said that the filming of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” will create “meaningful benefits for the industry and the economy; including jobs, skills and training and investment back into the local industry.”

You can read more about this developing story at Comic Book Movie. You can also learn more about Ausfilm at the organization’s official site. What do you think about the remake of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?” Are you ready to go back underwater for exploration and adventure? Give your opinions in the comments section below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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