Disney recently hired Ridley Scott to direct an adaption of the Merlin Saga based on the books by T.A. Barron with a script from Lord of The Rings and Hobbit screenwriter Phillipa Boyens.
We previously revealed that Scott would reunite with cinematographer Dariusz Wolski and production designer Arthur Max on the film.
Production was eyeing a shoot in the UK and Omega Underground has now learned they are expected to shoot on the stages at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. Scott has long-standing relationship with the UK facility filming projects there such as Alien, Blade Runner, G.I. Jane, Gladiator, and Robin Hood.
Anthony Hopkins had been spotted hanging around the production offices leading us to believe that he “could” end up reuniting with Scott and taking a role, the two previously worked together on Hannibal.
Disney has yet to give the film a release date and we will update once we get production dates for it.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND