As COVID-19 Mostly Halted Filming In The U.S., Movie Magic Forged Ahead In Bulgaria
SOFIA, Bulgaria — There are signs that film production in the U.S. is coming back after being dark for nearly a year.
But movie magic has found shelter in one small corner of Eastern Europe during these tough times — Sofia, Bulgaria — where Nu Boyana Film Studios sits on the edge of Vitosha mountain overlooking the city.
The studio was state-owned during communism in the 1960s — but for the past 20 years, it’s been the site of action, drama and horror films. It’s home to The Expendables franchise and the biggest box office hit to be filmed here – 300: Rise of an Empire. Sylvester Stallone has made five movies at Nu Boyana, including Rambo: Last Blood.
By: Meghan Collins Sullivan