2012 Aug 04

Tom Cruise’s “All You Need is Kill” to Shoot at Leavesden Studios

Warner Bros.’ U.K. studio facility Leavesden Studios will host the Tom Cruise starrer All You Need Is Kill as its first production to shoot at the studio site. Warner Bros snapped up the Leavesden site on outskirts of London after making all eight Harry Potter films there using temporary soundstages and facilities. The studio pumped £100 million plus ($154 million) into revamping the site into a fully-fledged permanent studio with nine stages. The studios opened its doors for business in June, alongside with a Harry Potter tour for the buying public. That particular brand of Warner backed wizardry has been welcoming visitors since April. The studios have been used by Warner Bros for reshoots of Jack the Giant Killer earlier this year. Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill starring Cruise and Emily Blunt, is in pre-production and will be the first feature to be entirely based there. It is a sci-fi story about a soldier who becomes stuck in a time loop on the last day of a battle to defend Earth from aliens and based on a novel by Japanese writer Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Warner Bros revealed details of the film to gasps of delight among the exhibition heavy audience at this year’s Cinema Europe conference in Barcelona earlier this year.

Source: HollywoodReporter.com