Charlotte's Web: According to AAP, the upcoming film adaptation of the classic children's book, "Charlotte's Web" is set to film in Austrailia at the end of January.

The movie will be filmed in Williamstown, in Melbourne's south-west, and in Greendale, in western Victoria, with production scheduled to start in late January.

Victorian premier Steve Bracks said it was a "great coup for Victoria".

"A major international production of Charlotte's Web, is going to be the important remake, the definitive remake," Mr Bracks told reporters in Melbourne.

"That will lead to some 1,000 local jobs as part of the production.

"I am very pleased this has been secured for Victoria and I think it's going to be great for the (local) film and TV industry."

He said they had major competition from the United States, Canada, New Zealand and other states in Australia.

Victoria recently announced it had also lured the production of another blockbuster movie, the Marvel classic, Ghost Rider, for next year, which will inject $40 million into the Victorian economy.

Minister for Innovation, John Brumby, said the film industry was going strong.

"In the next 12 months there will be somewhere between $50 million and $100 million worth of additional film production in Victoria," he said.

Mr Brumby said Charlotte's Web would put Melbourne on the map.

"The beauty of this film is that it is so well known around the world," he said.

"It's going to appeal to mums and dads and the kids and it'll put Melbourne on the map and it'll put Greendale on the map."

The story, set in the 1940s, follows the touching friendship between a pig, Wilbur, and a spider, Charlotte.

Cinemark Movie Club
Brian B.