Taron Egerton’s Robin Hood prepares for Dubrovnik shoot
A new feature film starring Taron Egerton as Robin Hood is in active pre-production in Dubrovnik, with shooting anticipated to be underway early next year.
Robin Hood: Origins also stars Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson and Jamie Foxx; Leonardo DiCaprio is among the producers. UK director Otto Bathurst, best known to date for his TV work such as Peaky Blinders, is at the helm, calling the shots from Joby Harold’s screenplay.
According to The Dubrovnik Times, which has posted a video (below) showing riggers constructing sets in the city, near an old bridge and by the harbour, Robin Hood: Origins is set to be the largest ever film production in Croatian history.
The Lionsgate project was originally slated to film in the UK, but schedules and locations were revised as Egerton was first committed to filming Kingsman: The Golden Circle, in the UK.
Dubrovnik is a popular location for international filmmakers and TV producers, with stunning ancient backdrops such as the city walls and a 20% tax rebate. High-profile fantasy drama Game of Thrones has considerably boosted the city’s profile as a popular filming location and, according to the same local news outlet, recently returned to the city for a brief production stint on Series 7.
Star Wars: Episode VIII used Dubrovnik in March this year, and in the summer a major historical drama about the Knights Templar, Knightfall, made an appearance in the city.
For more on filming in Croatia, head to our production guide.
Video via The Dubrovnik Times.
Taron Egerton photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Steve Granitz.