Thursday, April 07, 2005

The Watchmen to leave Pinewood

The producers of The Watchmen, a $120 million blockbuster Hollywood film, are poised to pull the plug on producing the sci-fi epic at Pinewood Studios because of the rising cost of making films in Britain and uncertainty over government tax breaks.
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, the films-to-theme parks conglomerate, is looking for alternative locations for the film after deciding that it will be too expensive to make in Britain. One option under consideration is to move the film back to Hollywood, where it would be cheaper to make.
More in The Times.

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