Russell Crowe shooting new movie in Istanbul
Aug11

Russell Crowe shooting new movie in Istanbul

According to news reports, Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe is shooting scenes for his latest movie in Istanbul Crowe has visited Istanbul on several occasions. According to the written statement sent by Fatih Municipality, Russell Crowe’s movie, which will focus on the life of a father who lost his sons at the Battle of Gallipoli, will be shot in the old town of Istanbul. Balat, Sultanahmet, and Hagia Sophia quarters will be the...

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The New Hollywood? Istanbul to Build Giant Movie Studio
Mar28

The New Hollywood? Istanbul to Build Giant Movie Studio

Istanbul is becoming a major destination for Hollywood movies, including “James Bond movie Skyfall” and Oscar-winning movie “Argo.” Over the years, Istanbul’s unique visual backdrop have been a favorite set location for international filmmakers. But while the city’s cultural and historical significance have long served as a backdrop for films, as well as TV adverts, Istanbul is now aiming to make a...

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Paris Hilton filming new movie in Istanbul and Cappadocia
Nov06

Paris Hilton filming new movie in Istanbul and Cappadocia

American socialite Paris Hilton will soon be heading to Istanbul and the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir to star in the film “Yarmani.” The Plato film production crew recently paid a visit to Nevşehir in order to scout locations for the shooting of the new film entitled ‘Yarmani’, a comedy that will tell the story of an ingenious Anatolian boy transforming into a famous fashion guru. The film team along with director Barış...

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Bond girl Naomie Harris to attend Istanbul premiere of Skyfall
Oct28

Bond girl Naomie Harris to attend Istanbul premiere of Skyfall

The 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, will have its premiere in Istanbul October 30th at Kanyon Shopping Mall Cinema. Bond girl Naomie Harris will be attending the Istanbul Skyfall premiere and the event will include a James Bond concept night at the British embassy. The gala night in Istanbul will host Bond girl Naomie Harris and producer Michael G. Wilson. Some parts of Skyfall were filmed in the Turkish cities of Istanbul, Fethiye...

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Thriller Taken 2 criticized for outdated portrayal of Istanbul
Oct23

Thriller Taken 2 criticized for outdated portrayal of Istanbul

Istanbul viewers have heavily criticized the outdated portrayal of Istanbul in the recent Hollywood hit “Taken 2,” prompting a stinging rebuttal from the film’s Turkish distributor, daily Hürriyet reported. Viewers sent endless complaints to the production company that holds the rights to the movie in Turkey, highlighting several mistakes made in the representation of Istanbul. The taxi cabs and police vehicles in the movie are taken...

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