Aleks Devic, Jackie Epstein, The Herald Sun, report
Vandals have gone on a destructive rampage causing significant damage to the Victorian set for big budget Hollywood thriller I, Frankenstein.
The quiet suburb of Park Orchards has been home to the movie, starring Aaron Eckhart and Miranda Otto, for the last six weeks with film scenes being shot there last Wednesday.
But it turned into a real life horror on Sunday at 1am when hooligans barged in and trashed the set.
Police said they are now investigating the incident with the damage bill unknown.
"The complainant heard crashing and banging and when police units attended there was substantial damage," A Victoria Police spokeswoman said.
A nearby resident said she heard sirens and a police helicopter hovering in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Residents also believed a security guard was hurt but police were unable to confirm those reports.
Flying scenes, including trapeze stunts, were scheduled to be shot at the set today and tomorrow.
I, Frankenstein, directed by Stuart Beattie, also stars Yvonne Strahovski and Bill Nighy, and is due for release in February.
The production is spending up to $37 million and will employ about 500 local cast and crew.