Dinosaurs movie films in south

Lower South Island scenery impresses

JOHN EDENS AND GRANT BRYANT IN QUEENSTOWN
Last updated 11:48 11/04/2012
Walking With The Dinosaurs
Fairfax NZ
A Tyrannosaurus rex and it's baby perform in the live "Walking With Dinosaurs" at the Vector Arena, in Auckland. The show was based on the BBC television series of the same name.

Relevant offers

A 3-D Walking With Dinosaurs movie using Avatar director James Cameron's special effects studio has been shooting for weeks under the radar in remote South Island valleys near Glenorchy and Te Anau.

The multimillion dollar project, a co-production between BBC Earth Films, Evergreen Films and Reliance Pictures, has been in development for more than two years.

A production team based in Queenstown shot around Glenorchy and Te Anau for at least six weeks.

An industry insider said the New Zealand shoot was scheduled for ten weeks but mushroomed to a 12 or 13 weeks because producers were so impressed by lower South Island locations.

James Cameron's special effects company Cameron Pace Group will bring 3-D expertise to the movie version of the popular BBC television series, first screened to acclaim in 1999, and the lucrative live show.

The multimillion dollar film production is funded by India-based Reliance Entertainment, with the rights held by 20th Century Fox.

It is slated for release late next year.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Do you agree with the city council's cut back on meals?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: Shadbolt bemused by 'prince of gluttony' tag

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

My Career