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07/06/2017

Superman Prequel To Be Shot At Belfast Harbour Studios

Superman prequel 'Krypton' is the first major production to be shot at the new £20million Belfast Harbour Studios, it has been confirmed.

A one-hour series from Phantom Four, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for the SYFY channel, will commence pre-production in Belfast this month with a shoot date of late summer.  

Krypton follows Superman's grandfather whose House of El was ostracised and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family's honour and save his beloved world from chaos.
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David Dobbin, Chairman of Belfast Harbour said: "Welcoming our first tenant to Belfast Harbour Studios is very exciting for us. Working with NI Screen and hosting visits from many production companies has shown there is a need for a facility like this.

"We regard our investment in the studios as a good business opportunity for Belfast Harbour and good for the local economy and our rapidly growing media sector. We look forward to working with Warner and further enhancing Northern Ireland's reputation in the film industry."

Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen, said: "We are delighted to welcome Warner Horizon to Northern Ireland. Securing KRYPTON is a real coup for us and cements our position as a world-class filming location with a local and highly skilled crew-base with vast experience. The construction of the new studios by Belfast Harbour has added tremendous value to our overall proposition."

(CD/JP)

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