Insurgent will mostly film in Atlanta, not Chicago, due to tax incentives offered down South. I know this is always a consideration for production companies, here in Vancouver, B.C., we lost a lot of movies and television shows to other cities who offered better incentives.
Not much production of “Insurgent,” the second film in the trilogy, will be local. “We’ll shoot a little bit in Chicago, but ‘Insurgent’ will largely be filmed in Atlanta,” said Erik Feig, co-president of Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group, whose studio Summit Entertainment makes the movies based on Veronica Roth’s trilogy.
Feig cited the incentives granted by the state of Georgia that are much more financially attractive to filmmakers than those provided by Illinois. Principal photography on “Insurgent,” also set in Chicago, is slated to begin in May.
I am glad to hear some exteriors will still take place in Chicago. I think that is an important part of this series!
Feig, the studio exec, indicated that if Illinois went further and matched the tax incentive programs of states like Georgia that have aggressively wooed Hollywood filmmakers, that could affect Summit’s plans for “Allegiant,” the third film in Roth’s trilogy.
“If it was possible, we would love to come back to Chicago,” he said. “Our experience of filming ‘Divergent’ there was terrific.”