Rebellion To Set Up 100 Million Dollar TV And Film Studio In The UK

by Olly MacNamee

Rebellion, the publishers of 2000AD and games’ producer is to set up their very own film studios near it’s Oxfordshire based company at the cost of $100 million. It’ll be a whopping 22,000 square foot with multiple sound stages, the largest reaching 25,000 square foot in size, in order to produce their own films and TV shows. Of course, this site will be the location for Rebellion’s forthcoming productions of the Judge Dredd TV sci-fi drama Mega-City One and the future-war feature Rogue Trooper, set to be directed by Duncan Jones, who also directed Moon and Source Code.

Company founders and owners, CEO Jason Kingsley had this to say about this new development:

This studio purchase is incredibly exciting, not just for Rebellion but for the global film and television industry that is booming but in desperate need of further infrastructure to cope with the demands for new and engaging content.
We know first-hand the creativity and talent here in the UK and this new studio will bring in projects from all over the world, offering opportunity and income to many people in the industry, as well as local companies and services. It also means there will be demand for more UK production and we can export more of our work globally.

Fellow co-founder Chris Kingsley says:

The levels of growth in television content for streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon, have been astronomical in recent years. The demand for ongoing original content is bigger than ever and we’re seeing more big players wanting to get in on the action. This is very exciting for the domestic and global film industries but it’s also meant that our infrastructure is under increasing pressure.
The new studios will help relieve some of that pressure whilst also adding to the growing figures of people employed in the UK film and TV industry, which has increased by 20% in the last five years. Our creative industries are appealing to other markets for our talent and generous tax reliefs – and we must ensure we have the studio space and infrastructure to keep furthering this ongoing growth.

It is said that this new expansion by Rebellion is set to create up to 500 new jobs across Britain’s film and television industry in the coming years.
Some good news for us as we prepare to be kicked out of Europe next year. It’s good to see a UK company that’s investing in Britain’s future for a change.

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