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Cult Movie Remake Made In Cardiff
The First Minister has announced the first movie to be made and shot at Pinewood Studios in Cardiff will be “The Crow”.
The blockbuster is a remake of the 1994 cult movie which hit headlines after lead actor Brandon Lee, who's dad was martial arts star Bruce Lee, died during filming.
It’s not known who’s made the cast, but filming is due to start soon at the 180,000 square foot facility in Rumney.
Pinewood and Shepperton Studios have been home to more than 1,500 hundred films over more than 75 years, including the James Bond franchise.
After reports that producers of the new 007 movie were turned down from filming in the debating chamber at the Senedd, Carwyn Jones says he would’ve liked to see it happen:
“One part of me says wouldn’t it be great to showcase the Assembly chamber to the world.
“But without knowing the full circumstances it’s very difficult to know...
“...it’s a matter for the Assembly Commission.”
As well as The Crow, pre-production and rehearsals are already under way for the studio's first multimillion dollar TV show that'll be aired in the States.
Pinewood Chief Executive Ivan Dunleavy says Cardiff is the perfect base:
“The skill base that has grown up around Cardiff for the film and television industries is very good.
“Hopefully the studio here will be a catalyst for bringing in more international work.”
The Welsh Government’s invested around £30million into the studio.
It’s expected to generate £90million for the economy and create more than 2,000 jobs over the next five years.
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