Production News

Bookmark and Share
07/06/2017

New Superman Drama To Be Filmed In Belfast

News Image
Details have been announced regarding the first production to be housed in the new Belfast Harbour Studios.

Krypton, which is a Superman prequel, is due to begin pre-production in the city this month, with a shoot date of late summer.

The series is set two generations before the destruction of the Man of Steel's home planet and follows Superman's grandfather (played by Cameron Cuffe) as he fights to redeem his family's honour and save his world from chaos.

The production from Phantom Four, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for the SyFy channel, also stars local actor Ian McElhinney.

The Belfast Harbour Studios is a £20 million development set on an eight-acre site within the 340-acre Giant's Park. The complex consists of two film studios, workshops which will be used for set construction, and separate production offices to accommodate art departments, dressing rooms and wardrobe functions. The scheme has also been future-proofed to accommodate additional studio and workshop space on an adjoining two-acre site.

David Dobbin, Chairman of Belfast Harbour, said: "Welcoming our first tenant to Belfast Harbour Studios is very exciting for us. Working with NI Screen and hosting visits from many production companies has shown there is a need for a facility like this. We regard our investment in the studios as a good business opportunity for Belfast Harbour and good for the local economy and our rapidly growing media sector. We look forward to working with Warner and further enhancing Northern Ireland’s reputation in the film industry."

Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen, added: "We are delighted to welcome Warner Horizon to Northern Ireland. Securing Krypton is a real coup for us and cements our position as a world-class filming location with a local and highly skilled crew-base with vast experience. The construction of the new studios by Belfast Harbour has added tremendous value to our overall proposition."

Image: Belfast Harbour Studios. Belfast Harbour.

(CD/JP)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

03/09/2019
Vizrt Announces New Software-Defined Products
Vizrt has announced four new software-defined products that bring visual storytelling to the forefront of live production. All four systems are design
02/09/2019
LMH Announces New Appointments
Media services specialist LMH has further expanded its team with the recruitment of two new members of staff. Vik Nunkoo joins as Sales and New Busine
02/09/2019
Production News : Dancing On Ice Announces New Addition To Its Judging Panel
Dancing on Ice has new addition to its sparkling ice panel as John Barrowman takes a seat alongside Torvill and Dean and Ashley Banjo for the 2020 ser
02/09/2019
The New Release Of PlayBox Neo Ready For Launch At IBC 2019
Playbox Technology has announced it is to launch the PlayBox Neo Ready at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam. The company will demonstrate a number of feature enha
28/08/2019
Production News : Dynamo Returns With New Three Part Special Project 7
Award-winning magician Dynamo is returning to screens next year with a new, three part special, Project 7, for Sky One and NOW TV. The Sky original wi
12/09/2019
Production News : Ruptly Breaks New Ground With Dyatlov Pass Documentary
A ground-breaking new documentary project has been launched centring on the tragic Dyatlov Pass incident, where nine hikers mysteriously died on a tre
09/09/2019
CueScript To Present New Software Applications at IBC 2019
CueScript is to present a range of new software applications designed to enhance the prompting process for presenters, producers and technical staff a
12/09/2019
Axon Partners With 10 New Providers
Axon Digital has agreed deals with 10 new partners across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. These deals expand Axon's representation across the regio
13/09/2019
Ross Video Reveals Several New Product Enhancements At IBC
Ross Video has unveiled a host of new product enhancements at IBC 2019 this morning, 13 September, including updated versions of its Carbonite Ultra p
13/09/2019
NEP Connect Boosts Services With New Appointments
NEP Connect has appointed Chris Ainger as Head of Technical Sales, and Jeff Hallman as Global Network Solutions Architect. Chris Ainger joined NEP fro
07/08/2017
Media Links To Sponsor SVG Europe Sports Production Summit
Media Links has confirmed that it is one of this year's sponsors of the Sports Video Group Europe (SVG) Sports Production Summit. The event takes plac
24/07/2017
Splice Becomes albert's First Post-Production Affiliate
Splice has been announced as the first post-production to become an albert Affiliate. Created to support independent production companies move towards
17/11/2017
UK Studios: An International Success Story
It has often been said that Hollywood is the most recognisable film industry in the world, with hundreds of movies and television series generated eve
10/04/2017
Fountain Studios Auction Raises Over £670,000
It has been revealed that an online auction of production and broadcast equipment from the former Fountain Studios has raised more than £670,000. Over
10/08/2012
BBC Studios And Post Production Confirms Interim Moves To Elstree Studios
BBC Studios and Post Production, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing world-class television studios, post production and digital media servic