London (ANI): James Bond films" headquarters, Pinewood Studios,
is set to undergo a massive 200 million pounds revamp. The new
studio will not only add 100-acres to the existing one thereby
doubling its size, but will also have several permanent back drops,
as well as homes for more that 2,000 staff members.
The studio, after the revamp, will be home to an Italian
lakeside, a castle and street scenes from London, Paris and New
York. Ivan Dunleavy, chief exec of company Pinewood Shepp-erton,
said that the plan would give a huge boost to the UK movie industry
as it will mean reducing the costs incurred by having to go
overseas to film.
“We"ll create a unique environment reducing cost and timing
delays from going overseas to film," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
'Gladiator" director Sir Ridley Scott hailed the new development,
giving it his full support. “This is a unique opportunity," he