Posted: Feb 3, 2012 2:46 PM
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Universal Pictures has had such a good run making movies in Louisiana that the studio is returning next month for its next big project - an action thriller with sci-fi elements that will star Tom Cruise.
While film details have been kept so under wraps that even its official name isn't being disclosed, one thing Universal executives will say is that Louisiana has served them well when it comes to making movies.
Louisiana was the site of several Universal projects, including 2005's "The Skeleton Key" with Kate Hudson and the now-showing action film "Contraband" starring Mark Wahlberg.
Andrew Fenady, Universal's president of physical production, says Louisiana is a wonderful place for filmmaking because of its generous film tax credit program and infrastructure, including a deep crew base and numerous studios.