Quentin Tarantino’s untitled ninth feature and Fox’s adaptation of “Call of the Wild” are among the big-budget movies to receive California tax credits, the state film commission announced Monday.
The new tax credit allocation reserves $62.8 million in credits for 11 films, four independent, seven non-independent.
In addition to $18 million in credits for Sony’s Tarantino project and $17.1 million for Fox’s adaptation of the Jack London adventure story, other notable projects include director Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer” starring Nicole Kidman ($2.5 million in credits), and an untitled Dan Gilroy feature starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo ($2.5 million).
A total of 54 projects (37 independent, 17 non-independent) applied for credits during the October 16-20 application period.
According to the commission, three of the 11 projects (“Destroyer,” “Rim of the World,” and “Girl With a Gun”) plan to shoot a substantial number of scenes outside the traditional Los Angeles 30-Mile Zone.
The Tarantino film and “Call of the Wild” would have been ineligible for tax credits under the state’s first-generation Program 1.0, which was closed to films with budgets exceeding $75 million.
“Despite aggressive incentives worldwide, California is once again competing for big projects because we’re able to provide the best overall value,” California Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemisch said in a statement. “Films today can be shot just about anywhere, so it’s great to see so much production returning to the Golden State.”