Filming Begins On Tarzan, Warner Bros Expanding Leavesden Studio
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.30.2014
They will add another 100,000 square feet of office space...
Coming Soon reports that Warner Bros is planning to expand Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, with three new "state-of-the-art" stages and an additional 100,000 square feet of office space. While they announced the expansion, they also revealed that their live-action Tarzan film began shooting today in the UK at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. It will also film on location.
The sound stages will include one 35,000 square foot and two 17,000 square foot buildings, along with 20,000 square feet of office space. Work will be completed by the end of the year, with the number of sound stages at thirteen. Two new builds next to the studio have been acquired to increase production office space by an additional 105,000 square feet. This follows the opening of a workshop space (50,000 square feet) an external tank (250 square feet) and a sound stage (48,400 square feet) earlier this year.
The live action Tarzan film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. It was directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Warner Bros' Pan (directed by Joe Wright) is also shooting at the studio, along with Cardington Studios and on location, since April 28, 2014.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. said: "Warner Bros. has produced some of our most popular and successful films in the UK, working with British talent. The expansion of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden will allow us to further tap into the world-class creativity and innovation available here to continue this tradition of filmmaking excellence."
Josh Berger, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK added: "Today we reinforce once again our commitment to the UK creative industries - those that employ some of the most talented creatives in the world. We're proud to be investing in facilities and productions right across the UK's film, television, video games and theatre businesses, and in the next generation of talent through our new program, Warner Bros. Creative Talent."