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Robin Hood Director Arrives in Croatia to Finalise Filming

Otto Bathurst and E. Bennett Walsh with Dubrovnik mayor Andro Vlahušić (photo credit: Dubrovnik.hr)

Otto Bathurst and E. Bennett Walsh with Dubrovnik mayor Andro Vlahušić (photo credit: Dubrovnik.hr)

Movie director Otto Bathurst and renowned producer E. Bennett Walsh were in Dubrovnik today meeting with the city mayor Andro Vlahušić…

Bathurst was in town to discus details with the mayor regarding the shooting of his latest film Robin Hood: Origins in Dubrovnik. The film, which which will be produced Lionsgate, is the latest to use the stone-walled city as an open-air film studio.

“In movies with historical themes, the choice of location is crucial. We looked at dozens of locations around the world, but Dubrovnik very quickly established itself as the only choice”, said Bathurst, adding that the city will at the very heart of the film.

Dubrovnik, which has famously been used in Game of Thrones and Star Wars, will be the scene for Nottingham in the movie described as “a gritty version of the rogue do-gooder Robin Hood”. A number of Oscar-winners are expected to be in Dubrovnik for the filming, which is set to star Taron Egerton as Robin Hood and Jamie Foxx who will play Little John.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

E. Bennett Walsh, who has helped produce a number of blockbusters, including Kill Bill and Amazing Spider-Man, has been impressed with the openness and affection shown by the City of Dubrovnik. Walsh says that the budget for marketing and promotion of the film is close to 100 million dollars and Dubrovnik will be the foundation for the global marketing campaign”, Dubrovnik.hr reported.

Dubrovnik (photo credit: cascoviejo under Creative Commons license)

Dubrovnik (photo credit: cascoviejo under Creative Commons license)

Currently filming locations confirmed included Stradun, Sveti Dominik street, Gradski porat and the area under the bridge at Ploče. The scenography for the film will start in December with filming to take lace for three weeks in February and March 2017.

The film’s premiere at the box office is planned for January 2018.

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