Filming begins on Maleficent 2
Principal photography is underway in the UK on Maleficent 2 starring Angelina Jolie.
The film is a follow-up to the 2014 feature that became the fourth highest-grossing film of that year, with worldwide box office receipts of more than $758m.
The sequel is directed by Joachim Ronning and is the latest in a long line of Disney films to shoot in the UK, with the studio’s The One and Only Ivan and Artemis Fowl also currently in production.
Aladdin, Mary Poppins Returns, Dumbo and Christopher Robin are among the Disney films that filmed largely in the UK last year.
Inward investment projects are breaking production spend records in the UK: BFI stats released earlier this year showed that visiting feature films spent nearly £1.7bn in the UK in 2017 – the highest figure since records began and a 23% increase on the previous year.
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Maleficent photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc.
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