Bana Reduces Pollution On Motor Movie
Car-loving Eric Bana is part of a drive to make the movie business more environmentally friendly - teaming up with a green campaign group to reduce pollution on the set of his new motor racing film.
The Hulk star showcases his love of fast cars in new comedy Love The Beast, which is due for release next month (Mar09).
But the production team was so concerned about the damaging environmental effects of making a motor movie, they joined up with Climate Positive to offset carbon emissions pumped out during the shoot.
Producer Peter Hill says, "In making a film about the love of motorsport and cars we were mindful of the environmental message we were sending.
"We love cars but love the planet more, and wanted to ensure we made a film in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
"Offsetting the carbon emissions is one of the steps we took to minimise the impact on the environment."
A Climate Positive spokesman said the filmmakers will offset the emissions with "projects that have a renewable energy component, as well as investing in the restoration of forest ecosystems".