The bulk of the interior scenes involving the spaceship were shot at Sun Center. Moving the 100-foot-long, 18,000-pound ship was child’s play for the studio’s 90,000-pound hydraulic gimbal.
Special effects foreman Joey DiGaetano said having access to such facilities outside of Hollywood “does not happen very often.”
Sun Center Senior VP Adam Rotwitt was, of course delighted.
“Notwithstanding the many other and undeniably exotic locations where filming took place, the Sun Center Studios management team was pleased that the production chose to work at our new facility and shoot most of their stage work here,” he said.
“We could not be more proud to have hosted such a major motion picture with two of our hometown heroes who also happen to be two of the world’s biggest box-office stars.”
After Earth opens nationwide May 31.