A host of its stars Hollywood, is expected to be found at Thessaloniki for shooting of the new film “Expendables 4”.
“You will be impressed by the film sets and the receptions that will be created for the film, it is something that has never happened before in Greece”, said the Regional Governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, who made her known inception of shooting on October 30th in Thessaloniki.
The shooting will take exactly 30 days, however, no scene shooting will not be done in public places, but only in special landscaped studio in Thermi and in other controlled areas of Thessaloniki, because as Mr. Tzitzikostas stressed “our fellow citizens will not suffer as it might be done with the film with Antonios Banderas”.
The 50% of the scenes in the film will return to Thessaloniki, with the remaining half in Great Britain, according to the local website thestival.gr
The amount of the budget for the shooting in Thessaloniki is 19 million euros and “hundreds of jobs will be created for the need of filming. We will need actors, people for the construction site, for the catering and for many other services “, Mr. Tzitzikostas underlined.
Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Tony Jaa and Andy Garcia are expected to be in Thessaloniki.
“For the next 30 days Thessaloniki will be filled with Hollywood stars, with big names, with people who will once again highlight our region and the possibilities that Central Macedonia has to star in the world thanks to the film and television producers. “Something that we had set as a goal from the beginning as the Region of Central Macedonia and we personally see it being done and that satisfies us”, said among others Mr. Tzitzikostas.
“We will have the opportunity with the good cooperation we have with the Cinema Office to prove once again to the Hollywood company that central Macedonia is a hospitable region, Greece with the legal framework that is a hospitable country for shooting such producers”, completed.
Mr. Tzitzikostas closed by saying that “this is one huge production and we seek the support of all public services to contribute to make this movie. We have managed to make these people trust us. To believe in the prospects of Central Macedonia and to put our region for good on the world map of audiovisual producers “.
Producer of the film: We found everything we needed in Greece
“Everything we needed to shoot a great action film, we found in Greece, as well as the professionals who helped us make what we wanted to happen and continue to do so,” said American film producer Robert Van Norden.
About previous Hollywood movie filmed in Thessaloniki, the producer stated that “so far it looks wonderful. It is still in the process of processing in Thessaloniki. We still have several weeks ahead of us until the processing is complete. I have already seen a large part of the film and it is wonderful “.
The success of Barracuda made us return to Thessaloniki for the “Analyzers”. We are very pleased with the results of Barracuda and the cooperation we had with all those who helped us. We look forward to seeing her all. “The initial plan for consumables did not include Greece, but after Barracuda, it did.”
Asked if we will see him Stallone in Thessaloniki, replied: “I am afraid not. I will finish his filming in the UK before the rest of the team comes here. In Thessaloniki you will see the rest of the group, old and new faces “, while regarding the future plans for the next Hollywood productions in Thessaloniki, the producer replied that there are many and that” we hope to discover new films soon for next year “.