Ashton Kutcher could make next movie in Colorado thanks to state film incentives
Ashton Kutcher could film a new movie in Colorado. Earlier today, the Colorado Economic Development Commission approved a film incentives package for a movie called The Violent Separation of Flesh and Blood, in which Ashton Kutcher is slated to star. The film is projected to spend $7.3 million in Colorado and was approved for a $1.5 million rebate and a $750,000 loan guarantee.
Ashton Kutcher in the 2013 film Jobs.
Keep reading for a summary of the movie's plot, as well as details about four other media projects approved for incentives at today's commission meeting.
The plot of The Violent Separation of Flesh and Blood was described to the commissioners like this: "In a quiet 1980 Colorado town lost in the vastness of the Rocky Mountain front, a deputy named Norman Young covers up an accidental murder at the hands of his brother, Ray. But neither of them are prepared for the passionate romance that blossoms between Norman and the victim's younger sister, Frances. As the investigation withers, family bonds are tested and we descend into the depths of morality and loyalty. The Violent Separation of Flesh and Blood is inspired heavily by the iconic Westerns of old -- characters torn by morality and cornered into violence by their decisions and responsibilities to themselves, family and God."
Film commissioner Donald Zuckerman says the filmmakers are interested in filming here, though they haven't made a final decision yet.
The commission also approved four other projects. They include:
A reality show called The Ultimate Sportsman's Lodge.
The Ultimate Sportsman's Lodge is being produced by Colorado-based Orion Entertainment, which makes hunting and fishing shows such as Dangerous Game and Ford's Fishing Frontiers. The Ultimate Sportsman's Lodge is expected to spend $946,000 in Colorado filming a new season of eight half-hour episodes and was approved for $189,000 in incentives. The show would air on the Great American Country channel, as well as the DIY Network channel, and feature cameos from celebrities including Jim Belushi, Tom Brokaw and Jeff Foxworthy.
A video game called The Adventures of Honor Harrington.
The video game is based on the adventures of Honor Harrington, a fictional starship captain and the heroine of a series of books by sci-fi author David Weber. The game is being produced by Evergreen Studios out of Los Angeles with assistance from Idol Minds, a local company based in Louisville. The project is expected to spend $3.1 million in Colorado and was approved for a $620,000 incentive.
tales-of-honor.com A screengrab from the Tales of Honor website.
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