While the whole world has stopped because of the Co-vid19, so have a lot of expensive projects.
The Guardian reports that some among the biggest such “have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules“.
UK’s film and high-end television industry is worth £3.6bn and could rise now that Hollywood monsters as Matt Reeves-directed ‘The Batman’ – starring Robert Pattinson, the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’- film, set in the Harry Potter- universe, and Netflix’s second season of epic-fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ with Henry Cavill’s in the main role – “is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible“.
Two of the most popular shows on British television are ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. Back in mid-March those were the first UK productions to suspend filming.
There’s even a very likely time-frame till the production may resume as the article states that: “This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they won’t get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.”
I’m sure we’ll see some release dates pushed back but it’s good to see things are beginning to recover and soon to return to normal.
I’m sure that most of you have not missed the ‘The Witcher’- series streaming now on Netflix. The first season was released on December 20 and a second season is confirmed.
The show is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
There’s also a game series based on the same works and the last title (until now, at least) is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – an open world RPG with plenty to explore. PC, Xbox One and PS4 got it. Even a Switch version was released not long ago: October last year.
What has now happened, is that this game has broken its record, as the earlier concurrent player peak was 92,268, set shortly after the game’s launch (2015) on Steam alone. According to the source below, these numbers have seen a boost and just today, a new record was set: 101,133 simultaneous players.
Released less than an hour ago, this footage reveals Geralt using Sings, epic battles and some bad ass monsters.
Geralt of Rivia is played by Henry Cavill and the show is based on the book series with the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. The fantasy novels were made popular by the videogames- series from developer CD Projekt Red.
A release date was also revealed. The Witcher arrives December 20, only on Netflix.
According to Deadline, The Witcher will premiere sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019, earlier than previous planed (2020), on Netflix.
The Witcher was made popular and known to a wider audience by CD Projekt Red – the developer of the game-series with the last title – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2015. I don’t know ONE single source to have anything bad to state about it.
However the game is based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and beside the games, there’s a tabletop game and comics based on the 8 book long fantasy series. The plot centers around Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher. Witchers are monster hunters who (with training and body modification) develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts.
Here’s a first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt, released last year. Expect “real” footage to emerge soon.