'Spider-Man' scenes to be shot in Rochester - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

'Spider-Man' scenes to be shot in Rochester

Posted: Updated:

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate city is getting ready for its close-up as the stand-in for the Big Apple when the filming of a Spider-Man movie begins this week.

Filming of stunt scenes for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is scheduled to begin Tuesday in downtown Rochester and continue through May 9.

Fleets of New York City police cars and taxi cabs have been brought to Rochester to give it a Manhattan look during the shoot, which is expected to pump more than $600,000 into the local economy.

The state's film office tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that Columbia Pictures is sending 200 crew members to Rochester, with another 250 workers and 150 extras hired locally.

The film is set for release in May 2014.

Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:31:51 GMT
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
  • Emma Stone to enter 'Cabaret' on Broadway

    Emma Stone to enter 'Cabaret' on Broadway

    Emma Stone is about to get saucy - she'll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of "Cabaret."
    Emma Stone is about to get saucy - she'll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of "Cabaret."
  • Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:42:31 GMT
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices