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Sniper Elite developer opens $100m studio for TV/movies

Sniper Elite developer Rebellion Developments expands into TV/movie industry with $100 million studio

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 26, 2018 08:26 pm CST - 1 min, 31 secs reading time

Sniper Elite developer Rebellion Developments is moving into the movie and TV industry in the UK preparing for the launch of its Judge Dredd TV series titled 'Judge Dredd: Mega-City One' and 'Rogue Trooper' in film form that will be directed by 'Moon' director Duncan Jones.

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Rebellion back in 2000 purchased the rights to '2000AD' with both of its upcoming releases will include characters from the British comic book series. The developer will use the new UK-based studio for its own projects, but it will allow other companies in the UK to use their $100 million facility. The new Rebellion facility will be a huge 220,000 square foot office, with a gigantic 25,000 square foot sound stage.

Jason and Chris Kingsley, brothers, founded Rebellion in 1992 and have amassed a huge line up of successful games and franchises since. This new move will create 500 jobs once the studio is finished. The brothers said there is growth in the industry for their new $100m facility, especially with Netflix and Amazon are continuing to spend resources and a lot of money on content. Chris added: "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".

Kingsley added: "We've got a huge library of good stories, and we'll do original stuff as well. We make computer games. VFX is an area we are looking at as well. There is a whole bunch of interesting stuff, but you do need the craft skills and you need facilities... and it is hard to find them. We were looking and couldn't find anywhere to shoot the stuff we have ambitions to do".

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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