Ghost Rider in Melbourne

niccage.jpg Photo taken from http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/melbourne-in-frame-gives-filmmakers-flaming-headache/2007/02/14/1171405295249.html
If you’re sick of seeing movies that are set in New York and LA, why not go see the new Nicolas Cage movie Ghost Rider and catch a glimpse of our beautiful city? For six months in the first half of 05′, the movie was shot on a Docklands film studio, but 80% was shot around the city. Apparently you’ll see Telstra Dome, Southbank, the showgrounds, the Melbourne cemetery, Melbourne Uni and the Treasury Gardens – although the movie is set in a “nondescript town in Texas.”
Cage plays an Evil Kenivel type stunt bike rider who gives up his own soul to save someone he loves.
It is the most expensive movie ever to be shot in Melbourne (with a budget of 150 million), and is opening two days earlier than it’s US release.

3 Comments so far

  1. Neil (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

    How did I miss a huge film crew shooting a film? I don’t even remember any of the local media mentioning there would be filming especially in the Melbourne Cemetary.


  2. Wilson (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    It was in the media at the time, but I guess it’s possible I paid more attention to it because of the crews transformed the parking lot just out my window into a Texaco petrol station. They also did some “explosion” shots in front of my building, on Little Lonsdale Street.

    Some pictures taken at the time:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wafonso/sets/254747/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wafonso/sets/254716/
    (that’s Little Lonsdale, between Queen and Elizabeth, facing towards Elizabeth)


  3. Ronny (unregistered) on February 18th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

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