New Film Studio to be Built in Greece Already Attracting Hollywood
Hollywood A-listers Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham will be filming in Greece next month for the fourth movie of The Expendables franchise, Greek-American John Kalafatis, CEO and co-founder of York Films in New York City, revealed recently.
Speaking at the special forum “Hollywood in Greece”, organized by the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce and ICC Hellas in collaboration with the Greek National Center of Audiovisual Media and Communication (EKOME), Kalafatis elaborated on his plans to build state-of-the-art soundstages and film studios on the outskirts of Thessaloniki.
The gigantic project, which is a joint venture with Millennium Media and Nu Boyana Studios Bulgaria, was first announced in 2019. Although still in construction, it has already attracted interest from major Hollywood productions to film in Greece.
Last summer, Thessaloniki doubled for Miami, Florida, in Millenium Media’s thriller The Enforcer, starring Antonio Banderas and Kate Bosworth. The star-fronted movie is currently in post-production, lined-up for a 2022 premiere.
“We are moving to producing films of high caliber,” Kalafatis asserted.
By: Paula Tsoni