It’s not unusual to film in a state that offers bigger subsidies and interest-free loans, but trying to substitute Baton Rouge for L.A. is just ballsy as hell. This isn’t a subtle change of setting like Gran Torino, which was set in the large Hmong community of Minnesota but was filmed in Michigan, a state that offers up to 42% in subsidies toward production costs. Michigan was also, according to Clint Eastwood, “less gooky“.
If Battle: Los Angeles becomes a series, I look forward to these future installments:
Battle: Salt Lake City (filmed in Detroit)
Battle: Miami (filmed in Reykjavik)
Battle: Compton (filmed in Tokyo)
Battle: Machu Picchu (filmed in Des Moines)
Battle: Calcutta (filmed at Diddy’s house)
I want more like this!
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