Last week, we learned that Paramount Pictures was looking to pull-out of a portion of filming in Venice, Italy for their Mission: Impossible sequels starring Tom Cruise, due to coronavirus fears for the cast and crew (liability issues as well).
Now, another big action film is reportedly looking to leave Italy as well and this time it’s Netflix.
Deadline reports that Netflix is already considering another location to shoot their film Red Notice starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds.
The coronavirus outbreak in Italy has prompted Netflix to search for other locations for the forthcoming heist pic starring Dwayne Johnson, Deadline has learned.
We hear that production has yet to begin in Italy and Netflix is mulling over what to do with the Italian portion of the shoot and if there are other options. The bulk of the film is shot in Atlanta.
Originally thought to be shooting in England primarily, Red Notice has seemingly already started filming in Atlanta, Georgia.
Red Notice has a hefty budget of an estimated $160 million and those are dollars that won’t be going into the Italian economy.
In the world of international crime, an Interpol issued RED NOTICE is a global alert to hunt down and capture the worlds most wanted. The world’s greatest art thief. The world’s greatest tracker. The worlds greatest conman.
This feels like just the start of the production woes for Hollywood and I could see this growing at a pretty rapid rate if studios are going to be scared-off by locations that have coronavirus, eventually, most places will if the spread of the virus continues as expected.
We might end up seeing a lot less of a globetrotting element in production shoots and this will have a direct impact on those local economies, potentially hurting businesses across the world.
It’s certainly more concerning than a possible dip in box office sales in regions, this could lead to some serious damage to lives and businesses if this gets worse.