Bridesmaids director heads to Ireland for new fantasy film
This will be the first time Netflix has created a project in the huge studio.
Paul Feig made a name for himself in the comedy world, having started directing episodes of Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The US Office and Parks & Rec, before delivering hit films such as Bridesmaids, Spy, Last Christmas and The Heat (and, while it doesn’t hold the candle to the original, its Ghostbusters remake is actually quite entertaining).
His next project seems to open up to a new genre, since The School For Good And Evil is based on a series of successful novels, which tell the story of “A group of boys and girls who are taken to a institution where they are trained to become heroes and villains worthy of a fairy tale. “
The movie is expected to be an original Netflix production, and they’re heading to Belfast Harbor Studio to make it!
Speaking of production, Feig said the following (via IFTN): “It’s a tough film to edit and their facilities give us everything we need and much more for a production of this size.
“They have also been wonderful working with them and we cannot thank them and Northern Ireland Screen enough for all their support and enthusiasm. They have been all good and not bad.”
Meanwhile, David Dobbin, president of Belfast Harbor, made the following statement:
“Today’s historic announcement is a big boost for the growing sector of the creative industry in Northern Ireland and we are delighted to welcome Netflix to Belfast Harbor Studios for the first time.
“As part of Belfast Harbor’s strategy to develop a key economic hub for the region, our £ 20million investment in state-of-the-art facilities at Belfast Harbor Studios continues to attract high-quality global productions like the one -this.
“We recently obtained approval to plan a major expansion of our studios and this news reinforces our confidence that high quality studio space will continue to be in demand due to the ever increasing demand. to provide viewers with fresh new content. “
It wasn’t that long ago that we were doing a story about a big Hollywood star going to Ireland for a big fantasy movie, and now we have another one! We imagine it won’t be long before Feig and Netflix announce what will definitely be a stacked cast list for their new movie, so we’ll be keeping an eye on that.
Main image via Belfast Port
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