Hollywood re-select the location in Bali for film shooting. Last year the film “Eat Pray Love” starring Julia Roberts takes pictures in Ubud, Ginayar. Now Hollywood director Rob Cohen chose the area in Karang Asem Jarsi as a location for the filming of the thriller: “I, Alex Cross”. The film, starring Tyler Perry, the star high black leather is lifted from the series of detective novels written by James Patterson.
Perry himself is a director, screenwriter and theater, entrepreneur, producer, author and song writer. Forbes magazine said that the movie as the most expensive in the world of entertainment, because he managed to reap revenues of U.S. $ 130 million during May 2010 and 2011. Starting in January, Rob do the shooting in Michigan, because he obtained a location permit ease of making pictures with a great urban setting for the film thriller, the world automobile industry city: Detroit.
He also chose the state of Ohio, because the newly elected governor to give tax incentives for filmmaking in the state. While in Indonesia, only Bali, Yogyakarta and Central Java are relatively easy to issue permits to foreign film shooting locations such as the film “Eat, Pray, Love” and now “I, Alex Cross”. The last movie will be released around 2012 or early 2013 at the latest.
A Hollywood movie more “Java Heat” starring American actor Mickey Rourke (The Marlboro Man) and Kellen Lutz (Twilight) as well as local actress Atiqah Hasiholan now being made in Yogyakarta and Central Java. They say the film was funded by businessman Hashim Djojohadikusumo.
Rob Cohen, who among other directed “Fast and Furious (I)” and “Mummy” (starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li) has been five years back and forth to Bali. He owns a villa of 5000 sq in Jarsi overlooking Lombok strait. Five years ago, while filming the movie “Stealth” in Thailand and Australia, Rob says will someday make a movie in Bali. Starting last May shooting “I, Alex Cross” made around the villa in Jarsi, Karangasem.
Last week Rob Cohen met Sukmawati Sukarnoputri in a temple Looks Siring, Herzliya, near the presidential palace built Sukarno in 1963. Rob accompanied by elementary school friends in New York, Emerald Starr, who has 20 years of living in Bali. The new Minister of Tourism, Marie Pangestu, welcomed the filming of “I, Alex Cross” in Bali, because it will automatically open the eyes of the world’s growing tourism potential of Bali and Indonesia.
Indonesia’s tourism infrastructure is quite inadequate, stay packed and sold to foreign and domestic tourists. The government only facilitate filming permits and even give tax incentives to encourage production facilities Indonesia-foreign collaboration created more and more. Indonesia will take advantage of the multiple effects of this global film industry.