Marvel Comics Ant-Man to be 1st Pinewood Atlanta film, UK trade pub says
A London-based film and TV production guide publisher, KFTV.com, is reporting Jan. 15 that Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man will be the much anticipated blockbuster movie to start filming in May at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville.
“It is likely that the other locations for Ant-Man will be predominantly Atlanta-based; these were being locked down at the time of going to press,” according to the KFTV.com story, “Ant-Man: First film to shoot at Pinewood Atlanta.”
Set to star in the film are Paul Rudd as Ant Man’s alter ego, Scott Lang, while Michael Douglas will play the scientist who creates the technology to shrink himself to insect size, according to the story.
“President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said of Douglas’ hire: ‘With Hank Pym’s rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves,’” the story by Nia Daniels said.
“Although Ant-Man is part of the juggernaut that is Marvel Studios, it is very much the baby of British director Edgar Wright, who has been working on it for years. He is at the helm to direct from a screenplay he wrote with Joe Cornish, adapted from the original Marvel comic books,” the KFTV.com story said.
“Wright is based at Big Talk Productions, the shingle behind Ant-Man, and is probably best known for his work on the ‘Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy,’ comprising ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End.’ Other credits include ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ and, as co-writer, ‘The Adventures of Tintin.’
The U.K-based film trade guide said that “Ant-Man” was first intended to be filmed at Pinewood’s London studio site, but was bumped by “the sheer volume of other major features moving in and filling the big studios to capacity,” the story said.
The website, KFTV.com, describes itself as “a comprehensive guide to over 59,000 international TV, film, and commercial production service companies, location services, production equipment, crew, facilities and other specialist production suppliers in 149 countries worldwide. KFTV.com was formerly known as Kemps Film, Television and Commercial Production Services Handbook.”
“KFTV.com is used by over 100,000 users every month. These users include feature film, TV, and commercial production companies; producers; production managers; location managers; TV broadcasters; advertising agencies; facility companies; and many more. We have a global audience with users across all major territories including the UK, US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia,” the website says of itself.