Angelina Jolie in Prague filming

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Angelina Jolie in Prague filming

Postby Box Office » 11-Apr-07 4:20

Hello I hear that Angelina jolie will be coming to Prague and film the movie wanted? is this true? did anyone hear this? I am a big fan of jolie and would love to hear some details on this movie...please share your comments

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Postby eso » 11-Apr-07 7:19

Film called "WANTED"
Universal Pictures
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Producer: Jim Lemley, Iain Smith
Production Czech Rep.: Stillking
Staring: Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

Shoots in PRAGUE: from May till July 2007

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493464/
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Postby eso » 11-Apr-07 7:29

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Postby Box Office » 11-Apr-07 13:32

thank you eso. do you know if this is in being filmed in the streets, I love the fact that American films are filmed more and more in European capitals it makes it more interetsing. keep us posted, I know that it will be filmed some parts in the streets of chicago in August Jolie will drive a VIPER lots of action.


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Postby eso » 11-Apr-07 13:51

Box Office wrote:thank you eso. do you know if this is in being filmed in the streets.


Probably yes (but they mostly close a few streets, so nobody unauthorised isn't permited to come).

And it seems that in this movie they even will say it's really Prague. :)

Not for example as in Casino Royale, where it was like "Miami" International Airport or "Montenegro" small city square (with forgotten sign in background with Czech text :) ).

Or as in - From Hell, Bourne Identity, Van Helsing, XXX, Shanghi-Knights, Eurotrip, Hostel The Illusionist, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hellboy etc. :)
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Postby Box Office » 11-Apr-07 15:16

Hi eso again, are you in the movie business? why do you think they chose this film to be shot in Prague?? do you know the story about this movie.
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Postby eso » 11-Apr-07 15:25

Box Office wrote:Hi eso again, are you in the movie business? why do you think they chose this film to be shot in Prague?? do you know the story about this movie.


No, I'm not in movie business, I'm only fan of movies.

Main reason for choosing Prague (or rather whole Czech republic) for filming are:

- lower costs (especially in USA are very high expenses due union)
- experienced movie professionals
- good technical background (Barrandov studios)
- attractive locations
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Postby Sova » 11-Apr-07 17:12

eso wrote:- lower costs (especially in USA are very high expenses due union)

I assume they use Czech extras as well as camera crews, etc.
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Postby eso » 11-Apr-07 19:05

Sova wrote:
eso wrote:- lower costs (especially in USA are very high expenses due union)

I assume they use Czech extras as well as camera crews, etc.


And costumers, dressers, make-up people, set designers, properties builders, sound mixers, computer graphic studios, transportations, accomodations, catering...

All these little things which together are probably more expensive than royalties of movie stars.

On December 2006 Barrandov Studios have officially opened "Max" - a massive new stage. According to studio representatives, in terms of size the new facility is now the largest in Europe at 4,000 square metres. "Max" is also almost 14 metres high, which means it should provide room for even the most demanding of productions.

I have seen in tv and it's realy impresive stage.
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Postby wer » 11-Apr-07 19:45

eso wrote:- lower costs (especially in USA are very high expenses due union)

This is minor reason. Romania or Hungary is cheaper.
- experienced movie professionals

Yes, this is a consequence of two other reasons - the tradition and excellent film schools (like FAMU).

There is also plenty of excellent stunt men and a lot of people interested in soldier’s play.
good technical background (Barrandov studios)

Yes, but not only studios, but also producers of film equipment (telescopic camera cranes are made in Plzeň, for example).
- attractive locations

Attractive for filming (castles, architecture of all West European styles; coutryside scenaries usefull for fairy tailes, historic films, fantasy…; depopulated military areas), but also attractive from the logistic point of view - it’s in the centre of Europe and nearby Germany, the most important European film market, and it’s much cheaper than Germany.

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