Hollywood Alaska

The formerly "Everybody Loves Whales," - now called "Big Miracle," the first major, modern movie filmed entirely in Alaska is about to hit theaters. The tale of serial killer Robert Hansen, starring John Cusack and Nicolas Cage, filmed in Anchorage this fall. Other major-studio films are considering an Alaska shoot, even as an army of reality TV camera crews continues to prowl the state. Producers credit the state’s fledgling tax incentive program – one of the most generous such public subsidies in the country – with enticing movie-makers to the Last Frontier. How long will the gold rush last? Is the state getting a big enough return on its investment? Welcome to Hollywood, Alaska.

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First 'Big Miracle' trailer released today

From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --

The first trailer for "Big Miracle" -- the Alaska-based, Drew Barrymore film formerly known as "Everybody Loves Whales" -- hit the Internet today.


As expected, it plays loose with the facts surrounding the 1988 attempt to rescue three gray whales trapped in the ice near Barrow. But how's it looking? Is this a movie you'd want to see? Did you catch a glimpse of any of the Alaskan actors?

Look for the trailer to play before screenings of "Dolphin Tale," a family movie about a wounded dolphin getting a prosthetic tail, starting tomorrow. Maybe this trailer was cut with that audience in mind.

What do you think?

(BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News)  Two women reach out to touch one of the California gray whales trapped by ice near Point Barrow in October 1988.(BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News) Two women reach out to touch one of the California gray whales trapped by ice near Point Barrow in October 1988.

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