Lyon praises Northern Ireland’s film industry during visit to “Dungeon and Dragons” set
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons visited Titanic Studios in Belfast to see the set for the upcoming feature film, “Dungeons and Dragons”.
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons (right) visited Titanic Studios where he met (from left) the film’s producer Jeremy Latcham and NI Screen chief executive Richard Williams.
The Paramount Pictures and eOne film is currently being shot at Titanic Studios as well as in various locations across Northern Ireland. Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant and Regé-Jean Page, and directed and written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the film is slated for release in March 2023.
Speaking after the visit, the minister said:
“It was fascinating to see the filming of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ today. This is another example of how Northern Ireland has established itself as a highly desirable filming location. This is not only for the diverse, beautiful and accessible locations, but also because of the exceptional skill base that has been built here.
“Our local industry has grown and adapted to the significant challenges posed by Covid and continues to create jobs and promote Northern Ireland. This was done with the support of the Northern Ireland Screen. As we rebuild our economy, skills development in the screen industries will play a key role in this recovery. “
“I want to salute the efforts of everyone involved and wish ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ every success when it hits screens around the world. This is Paramount’s first production in Northern Ireland, but I hope it won’t be the last.
Titanic Studios, located on an eight-acre site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, includes the original Paint Hall studio and two new specially designed sound stages. It was the main studio for all eight series of HBO’s Game of Thrones fantasy series, making Northern Ireland a world-class location for film and television production.
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