Variety have some important and significant news for us about the Prince of Persia movie adaptation. It seems that director Mike Newell has been scouting locations in Morocco, with studio work taking place at Pinewood, England. With shooting set to start in mid-June.
Choice of Morocco as a shooting location will be a boost for the North African country’s film biz.
“Producers are always looking for cheap places to shoot and Morocco is one of them,” said Dune Films’ Jimmy Abounouom, who is repping the Moroccan shoot for Disney.
Dune execs previously handled the Moroccan shoots of Tom Hanks starrer “Charlie Wilson’s War” and Kimberly Peirce’s “Stop-Loss.”
“Prince of Persia” will also lens in Blighty’s Pinewood Shepperton studios. Project is in pre-production. Abounouom told Variety he expects the Moroccan section of the shoot to start in mid-June, labor wrangles notwithstanding.
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