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Metamora Township buzzing after word of possible movie set

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(01/22/14) - A Mid-Michigan community is buzzing after word Hollywood could be setting up camp.

In normally quiet Metamora Township, something is generating a lot of noise.

"There's a building going on over there and I did see a dozen cars parked back there. I think it was people working on the building and so something is going on," said resident Gary Parker.

The former girl scout camp in the township has been closed since 2006. Now there are signs of construction and a building permit outside.

For what? Well, that is still unclear.

"They said that they started doing cement and stuff like that and they're supposed to be building a house and other than that I have no idea," said Nicole Curtis, of CMS Marathon gas station.

Film websites speculate the construction will be a set for the untitled Batman versus Superman movie. However, the Michigan Film Office will not confirm exact filming locations.

Curtis works about a mile from Camp Metamora. She says film crews shared some information with her.

"The crew people came in and said that we're going to get a lot of business from the construction companies and they're hoping to get a lot our coffee and stuff like that," she said.

The Michigan Film office does confirm the movie, starring Ben Affleck, has received $35 million in film credits. Filming is scheduled to begin in the spring, with a production that's expected to include more than 400 Michigan workers.

Right now, the camp is off limits to the general public.

Camp neighbors who wouldn't go on camera tell ABC12 they have been approached by film crews and asked not to talk to the media, but the buzz is hard to contain.

"I think it's going to bring a lot of business in here and hopefully it will last and everything like that," Curtis said.

"We'll wait and see. I have no idea how it will impact us," Parker said.

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