Belfast harbour welcomes warner horizon to film studios

The new Harbour Studios
The new Harbour Studios

A TV series relating the pre-history of Superman and the fate of planet Krypton will be the first project to be filmed at Belfast newest film studios.

The Superman prequel, KRYPTON, a one-hour series from Phantom Four in association with Warner Horizon will begin pre-production this month with a shoot date of late summer.

The action comes just a year after the £20 million plans for the new purpose built studios were unveiled to the global screen industry at the Cannes Film Festival by Belfast Harbour.

The complex is set on an eight acre site on the 340 acre Giant’s Park and comprises two film studios, workshops which will be used for set construction and separate production offices to accommodate art departments, dressing rooms and wardrobe functions.

The scheme has also been future-proofed to accommodate additional studio and workshop space on an adjoining two-acre site.

The completion of the media complex cements Northern Ireland’s position as the best catered for region in film production after London.

“Welcoming our first tenant to Belfast Harbour Studios is very exciting for us. Working with NI Screen and hosting visits from many production companies has shown there is a need for a facility like this,” said Belfast Harbour chairman David Dobbin.

“We regard our investment in the studios as a good business opportunity for Belfast Harbour and good for the local economy and our rapidly growing media sector. We look forward to working with Warner and further enhancing Northern Ireland’s reputation in the film industry.”