The Rock's 'San Andreas’ shoots briefly in L.A., returns to Australia

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. the Rock, is currently working on the big-budget action thriller San Andreas and the film recently shot in Los Angeles for two days before the crew and actors returned to Australia for the rest of their two-month shooting schedule.

Variety reported that the movie is focused on a major earthquake that takes place in California but because of film incentives in the Golden Sate having continued problems, most of the movie is being filmed overseas in Australia.

When the film was on location in California the production had to pay $13,548 in permit fees. The movie required 18 permitted days from 10 locations, most of which took place in the downtown area and in Hollywood.

Johnson will be playing a father who is a helicopter pilot who is trying to save his daughter who lives in San Francisco when the earthquake takes place, The Daily Mail added.

San Andreas received $20 million in film funds to help them decide to film overseas instead of on location in California. The $100 million budget film will be working with Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Queensland. These tax credits and incentives that have been provided by Australia help to offset the large budget of the film.

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