Updated: Sunday, 10 Jan 2010, 11:20 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 10 Jan 2010, 8:51 PM EST
WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) - "The Gun," starring Val Kilmer and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is the latest movie to shoot in West Michigan, and the crew filmed one of its final climatic scenes Sunday inside the old Lear plant.
Jackson and the film's producer, Randall Emmett, were in Grand Rapids last summer for another movie and returned because of Michigan's tax incentives and the accessibility of the city.
"It's been really great and it's really easy to move around," Director Jessy Terrero said. "You know, you go to other cities sometimes to shoot and it's difficult to move around and find permits and things like that. The city of Grand Rapids has been really good to us."
Said Emmett: "Jesse can pretty much pick any location here (and) we can afford it. On a $60 million movie, you don't think about money, but on a smaller movie, you do and he doesn't have those constraints of location here."
The crew of "The Gun" has been in the city for two weeks, and production is set to wrap Thursday.
Emmett has another film in the works, although it has been pushed back due to the weather. He is planning on returning to West Michigan this summer.
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