Updated 03/13/2013 07:05 PM
Rochester to Host Set For New Spider-Man Movie Shoots
Hollywood East? New York's motion picture industry may not be that prolific, yet, but it did get a big boost Wednesday with word that the next Spider-Man movie will be filmed in New York State. Rochester is a supporting actor in that cast.
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"They sell basically any comic you would want to get," said Ben Shutts.
"Three bills. Yeah, you hear they're shooting part of Spider-Man in Rochester?" asked Jamie Lowes.
"The Spider-Man comics. Man, I've been a fan forever," Shutts said.
That news is big news. The fact that Rochester will host at least part of the production, for the next Spider-Man movie.
"The movies... I haven't seen the new movie that was out last year so I can't even speak on it," said Jamie. "The other ones, they were amazing. Or fantastic. Sorry, man."
City and county leaders confirm Hollywood scouts first contacted them regarding interest in Rochester in January.
"It's what they wanted. They saw the look they wanted and that's why they're coming here," said Nora Brown, Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Office.
Leaders can't confirm exactly when shooting will begin, except to say that it's expected to happen sometime this year.
"Any production that comes to town, whether it's this big blockbuster for the number of days they're going to be here, or a feature film that's going to shoot their whole feature here, has a huge impact on our local economy," said Brown.
The movie is expected to be good for business. Hotels to book, local crew members, and extras to hire.
"I would like to find a way to either become an extra, or work on this movie, It would be a really, really cool once in a lifetime thing," said Shutts.
No one's sure exactly what will go on, or where during the Spider-Man crew's 10 to 14 days of expected shooting here in Rochester. Scouts will however be here in town, looking for locations, later this week.
One scene that will be shot here in Rochester is a car chase; location to be determined.
"I think the Freddie Sue bridge would be good. Or even just by the County Office Building. It's got that old downtown, kind of NYC feel, or maybe down Main Street," Shutts said.
"That's a really exciting thing. I mean Rochester's such a film town anyways, to have a motion picture here is fantastic, man," said Lowes.
The movie will also be shot on massive sets in Brooklyn and Long Island. It's the Rochester footprint many fans fans can't wait to see.
"It's kind of cool. Kind of cool."