[Movies] Edgar Wright's Ant-Man Won't Shoot In The UK
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.26.2013
London is full...
In an interview with Screen Daily, Edgar Wright revealed that he will not be shooting Ant-Man in the UK even though it was originally meant to shoot in London. Here are highlights:
On why it won't film in London: "Ironically, Ant Man was meant to shoot in London but London is full because I guess that Pinewood extension got turned down."
On the tax breaks in the UK: "While the tax break is good for Hollywood films shooting here, it's probably not that great for British films shooting in the UK. Some middle-to-low budget films are going to find themselves without crew because all the American films are shooting here."
On reaching a wider international audience: "Most of the movies I've done are very verbal and you become aware – not that this is necessarily a bad thing – that films that are very dialogue heavy just don't travel in non-English speaking territories. Something like Gravity is almost the perfect model for a film that can play in any language because it has very little dialogue. I'd like to do something like that as it would be nice to rely a bit more on visual storytelling. I've got an idea of a way of doing an action film that's very different. I'd like to do something that's almost like a silent movie."