With the launch this week of a new initiative to promote film making in the Bay of Plenty, we wondered what great movies would have been like... had they been made here.

A not-for-profit society was launched this week to showcase and grow the local film industry, with sights set on the potential of developing a film studio in Tauranga.

Bay film studio proposed by new film society

So what great silver screen moments could be made over Bay of Plenty style?

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Here's our pick of the flicks so far:

10 Movies Remade in the Bay of Plenty

1. Katikati Bang Bang
2. Who Framed Roger Rangiuru
3. A Mount For All Seasons
4. The Hunchback of Ngati Awa
5. All Quiet on the Whakatane Front
6. The Murupara Falcon
7. From Here to Edgecombe
8. Dial M for Mauao
9. Where the Waitao Things Are

And wait for it...

10. Waihi Five-O