Tuesday, 17 May 2011

STREETDANCE 2 3D TO BEGIN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

STREETDANCE 2 3D TO BEGIN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

George Sampson & Flawless returns alongside exciting new actors as StreetDance goes global

17th May 2011, London – Vertigo Films are delighted to announce that principal photography will begin on STREETDANCE 2 3D on 6th June 2011. The film will shoot on location throughout Europe, including London, Paris, Rome and Berlin.

STREETDANCE 2 3D is the highly anticipated follow-up to STREETDANCE 3D, one of the most successful independent British films of recent years. The film sees the return of favourites from the first film, including George Sampson, who won over audiences with his portrayal of cheeky chappie Eddie, and dance troupe Flawless reprise their role as dance crew The Surge.

George comments “I’m very excited about working on StreetDance 2 3D, the film is going to be totally amazing. I’m looking forward to playing Eddie again especially as I have more of a central role – I’ll be showcasing some spectacular moves. I also can’t wait to be filming all over Europe in some incredible locations.”  

The filmmakers are also excited to announce the casting of Falk Hentschel and Sofia Boutella in the lead roles of Ash and Eva. Having danced on two of Madonna’s world tours (Confessions and Sticky & Sweet), Eva was most recently seen as the lead in promotional video for Michael Jackson’s posthumous single release Hollywood Tonight. Falk was last seen on the big screen in the Tom Cruise action thriller Knight & Day.

When top street dancer Ash (Hentschel) is humiliated and laughed off stage by American crew Invincible, he sets off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on - with a dance style they weren't expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to StreetDance sees our hero fall in love with a beautiful salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing for the ultimate global dance off.

The same team behind the camera will once again be bringing the dance scenes to the big screen. Award-winning duo Max and Dania once again direct the project, Jane English has returned to write the script and Vertigo’s Allan Niblo and James Richardson are producing.

Vertigo joint CEO James Richardson says “We spent a year scouring the world for the best dancer/actors there are.  Mixing them up with our great StreetDance creative and behind camera team together with the legendary talents of choreographers Rich and Tone means we will be creating the most spectacular dance sequences ever seen with a beautiful love story at heart.”

Co-funded with British Film Institute and BBC Films, STREETDANCE 2 3D will be distributed by Vertigo Films in 2012 in the UK. International sales are being handled by Protagonist Films.


About Vertigo Films:
Vertigo Films is a UK Media company founded in 2002 to create and distribute commercially driven independent cinema.


2010 was a sensational year for Vertigo with Europe's first 3D live action movie, STREETDANCE 3D, entering the UK Box Office charts at No.1 beating Disney's Prince of Persia and becoming one of the most successful UK independent films of all time as it opened around the world. In addition, Vertigo's co-production AJAMI was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film and THE COVE won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Around the world from October saw the release of the much anticipated sci-fi film MONSTERS which received exceptional buzz and acclaim on the festival circuit and found such fans as Peter Jackson and Quentin Tarantino.



In 2011 Vertigo are producing the big screen adaptation of the much anticipated THE SWEENEY, written and directed by Nick Love and starring Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (also known as Plan B) , a 3D feature film of the hugely successful HORRID HENRY franchise will be released on the 29th of July and STREETDANCE 2 from the same team that brought you the original will start production for a 2012 release. 



In addition to its production and distribution activity, Vertigo also owns The Post Republic, a state of the art post production company based in Berlin and is a partner in Protagonist Pictures, the international sales company joint venture with Film Four and Ingenious Media. Earlier this year, with LA based 3D experts Paradise FX, Vertigo set up PFXE, Europe's most experienced 3D facilities company.




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