TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Toronto-based Cinespace Film
Studios Inc., North America's largest owner, developer and operator of
film, television and digital media production space, announces the
successful signing of a major feature film in Toronto.
Cinespace's 30-acre Kipling Avenue Studio facility in Toronto has signed
the film "Pompeii" with Impact Pictures (Pompeii) Inc., a
Germany-Canada co-production by Germany's Constantin Film and Canada's
Don Carmody Productions, and to be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson,
director of the "Resident Evil" franchise. The film is set in the days
leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, and will involve
significant construction builds of ancient Roman architecture and
considerable visual effects and computer generated imagery. The live
action portions of the film will be captured in native 3-D.
"This is the third Germany/Canada co-production by this same revered
team to grace our newest, largest film campus in West Toronto,"
explained Steve Mirkopoulos, President of Cinespace, "and we are
thrilled to have them back. We see this as a growing partnership
between some of the most talented film producers and crew in the
industry, and the highly experienced facility operators and staff here
In 2011 and 2012, the same Germany/Canada team of Constantin Film and
Don Carmody Productions also chose Cinespace to house "Resident Evil:
Retribution" and "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones",
respectively. "Pompeii" is slated to begin principal photography in
In 2013, Cinespace Film Studios celebrates its 25th year in the industry, and remains a privately held, family owned and
operated business, with over 1 million square feet on over 40 acres in
Toronto and over 1.5 million square feet on over 70 acres in Chicago.
SOURCE: Cinespace Film Studios Inc.
For further information:
D. Jim Mirkopoulos, VP
416 406 4000