Friday, 2 April 2010

Start of Principal Photography on Hanna, Joe Wright, UK/ US/ Germany 2010

With Hanna Studio Babelsberg has landed yet another coup, buttressing its increasing significance in the international film world. Hanna, to be directed by Joe Wright of Atonement-fame, will primarily be shot at Studio Babelsberg next to other locations that include Bavaria, Berlin, Finland, and Morocco. Hanna stars Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana.

Since the team of Charlie Woebcken and Christoph Fisser took over the studio in 2004, Babelsberg has been on a constant upswing. Not only have they managed to land one international film production after another, Woebcken and Fisser have also turned the studio, which until 2004 went through many ups and downs - though mostly downs - ever since the fall of the Wall, into a highly profitable operation.