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2022 film and high-end TV productions shooting globally: latest updates

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KFTV list some of the latest films and high-end TV productions shooting internationally for major studios and streamers.

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Action-drama: Serves as the direct sequel to 1996’s Twister 
Director: TBC
Where: TBC
When: Spring 2023 
Production companies: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Distributor: TBC
Cast: TBC

The Nun 2

Horror: Serves as the sequel to The Nun and the ninth instalment in The Conjuring Universe franchise
Director: Michael Chaves
Where: France
When: October 2022 – TBC
Production companies: Atomic Monster
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Fantasy/action: Described as a new chapter in the Planet of the Apes saga, picking up after the conclusion of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes.
Director: Wes Ball
Where: Sydney, Australia
When: October 2022 – TBC
Production companies: 20th Century Studios / Disney Studios Australia 
Cast: Owen Teague, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, Jessica Jones


Fantasy/action: A man is able to talk to people’s imaginary friends, and befriends those that have been forgotten. But he must also save the world from those that turn to the dark side.
Director: John Krasinski
Where: New York
When: 31 August 2022 – 30 November 2022
Production companies: Paramount Pictures, Sunday Night Productions, Maximum Effort Productions
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fiona Shaw

The Underdoggs

Sports drama: A former NFL superstar has a run-in with the law and winds up coaching youth football in lieu of going to prison, in the hopes of relaunching his fledgling career.
Director: Charles Stone III 
Where: Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
When: 26 September 2022 – 22 November 2022
Production companies: MGM, Death Row Pictures
Distributor: United Artists
Cast: Snoop Dogg

Haunted Mansion

Comedy: A re-imagining of the classic Disneyland attraction that will infuse elements of horror and fun and will evolve around the premise of the ride, which is a house filled with 999 Ghosts and 999 Haunts (with room for one more).
Director: Justin Simien 
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
When: 11 October 2021 – 2 October 2022
Production companies: The Walt Disney Studios, TaylorMade Productions, Rideback
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios 
Cast: Danny DeVito, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Winona Ryder, Hasan Minhaj 

Wicked Little Letters

Comedy: Set in 1920s Littlehampton, the film follows neighbours Edith and Rose, when Edith randomly starts receiving scandalous suspicion immediately falls on Rose.
Director: Thea Sharrock 
Where: UK
When: September 2022 – November 2022
Production companies: Studiocanal, Blueprint Pictures, South of the River Pictures
Distributor: Studiocanal 
Cast: Oliva Coleman, Jessie Buckley 

Gran Turismo

Drama/sport: The ultimate wish fulfilment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver. Based on a true story.
Director: Neill Blomkamp 
Where: Hungary
When: September 2022 – December 2022
Production companies: Sony Pictures Entertainment, PlayStation Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Cast: TBC

Irish Wish

Romcom: Set in the rolling green moors of Ireland, the movie sees Lohan’s Maddie learn her dreams for true love might not be what she imagined and that her soulmate may well be a different person than she originally expected. 
Director: Janeen Damian 
Where: Ireland
When: Late August – ongoing 
Production companies: Motion Picture Corporation of America
Distributor: Netflix 
Cast: Lindsay Lohan


Drama: True story centred on the 1973 political scandal surrounding Richard Nixon’s vice president Spiro Agnew, who quietly ran a bribery and extortion ring while nobody was paying attention.

Ben Stiller
New York
Mid July 2022 – Mid September 2022
Production companies:
Focus Features, Red Hour Films, Wink Productions 


Sci Fi/Fantasy: Atlas is fighting for humanity in a future where an AI soldier has determined the only way to end war is to end humanity. To outthink this rogue AI, she must work with the one thing she fears most — another AI.
Director: Brad Peyton
Where: Los Angeles, California and New Zealand
When:  26 August 2022 – 26 November 2022
Production companies: Netflix, Safehouse Pictures, Nuyorican Productions, ASAP Entertainment, Berlanti Schechter Films
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown

My Lady Jane

Historical comedy drama: Centres on a young Lady Jane Grey, as it reimagines her tragically short reign.
Director: Jamie Babbit
Where: UK
When:  August 2022 – January 2023
Production companies: Amazon Studios, Parkes+MacDonald
Distributor: Amazon Prime Video 
Cast: Emily Bader, Edward Bluemel and Jordan Peters

A Million Miles Away 

Biographical literary adaptation: Biopic of Jose M. Hernandez, the first Mexican-American astronaut. Based on his autobiography Reaching for the Stars.
Director: Alejandra Marquez Abella
Where: Mexico
When: 22 August 2022 to 28 October 2022 
Production companies: Amazon Studios, Select Films
Distributor: TBC
Cast: Michael Peña 

A Different Man 

Psychological thriller: Edward is an outcast who is seeking a new life and a fresh start. After undergoing facial reconstructive surgery, he becomes fixated on a man starring as him in a stage production based on his former life.
Director: Aaron Schimberg
Where: Norway 
When: Mid-August 2022 to Mid-October 2022 
Production companies: A24, Killer Films, Grand Motel Films
Distributor: A24 Films
Cast: Sebastian Stan, Renate Reinsve and Marc Geller

One Life  

Drama: Centres on a British humanitarian, Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis.
Director: James Hawes 
Where: UK, Czech Republic 
When: August 2022 – October 2022 
Production companies: See-Saw Films, BBC Films 
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn

Exorcist Sequel

Horror: The father of a possessed child seeks out the help of Chris MacNeil, who has previously dealt with her own child’s possession. Continuation of the classic 70s-80s horror franchise.
David Gordon Green
Where: Savannah, Georgia, US
When: November 2021 – January 2023
Production companies: Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr. and Ann Dowd

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes 

Drama/Action/Dystopian: set 64 years before the events of the original Hunger Games trilogy.
Director: Francis Lawrence 
Where: Germany, Poland
When: June 2022 – September 2022
Production companies: Lionsgate
Distributor: Lionsgate 
Cast: Racher Zegler, Tom Blyth and Peter Dinklage


Action: Prequel spinoff of Mad Max: Fury Road focusing on the character of Furiosa.
Director: George Miller
Where: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 
When: June 2022 – September 2022
Production companies: Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions 
Distributor: Warner Bros. 
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke


Remake of the 1998 film Blade, which centres on a half-mortal, half-immortal vampire hunter who tries to avenge his mother’s death.
Director: Bassam Tariq
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
When: 5 October 2022 – 28 January 2023
Production companies: Marvel Studios
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre

Dune: Part Two

Sci-fi-adventure: Follow up to 2021’s epic set in the distant future
Director: Denis Villeneuve 
Where: Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Hungary (Origo Studios), Italy 
When: July 2022 – ongoing 
Production companies: Legendary Entertainment 
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken 

Untitled Please Don’t Destroy

Comedy: It follows three friends who live together. When they realise that they don’t like their life trajectory, they set off to find a gold treasure that is rumoured to be buried in the nearby mountain. 
Director: Paul Briganti
Where: North Carolina, USA
When: August 2022
Production companies: Apatow Productions, Mosaic, Universal Pictures
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Cast: Nichole Sakura, Conan O’Brien, Bowen Yang

Road House

Action/thriller: Reimagining of the 1989 action film starring Patrick Swayze. A legendary bouncer comes to restore order at a notorious bar but runs afoul of a ruthless crime boss who controls the town. 
Director: Doug Liman
Where: Dominican Republic 
When: August 2022
Production companies: Silver Pictures
Distributor: Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo


Horror/thriller: Trapped by increasingly horrific dust storms, a young mother haunted by the past becomes convinced that a mysterious presence is threatening her family and takes extraordinary measures to protect them.
Director: Will Joines
Where: Stanley, Santa Fe and Galisteo in New Mexico
When: August 2022
Production companies: Searchlight Pictures
Distributor: Hulu Original in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories
Cast: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford

Untitled Godzilla Vs. Kong sequel

Sci-fi/action: Follow up to the 2021 blockbuster and fifth film in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse
Adam Wingard
Where: Queensland, Australia 
When: Summer 2022 – August 2023
Production companies: Legendary Pictures, Screen Queensland 
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Dan Stevens 

Fast X

Action: Follow up to 2021’s Fast & Furious 9
Director: Louis Leterrier
Where: Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden UK (wrapped August), Portugal, Italy 
When: April 2022 – September 2022
Production company: Original Film
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Cast: Vin Diesel, Cardi B, Brie Larson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson


Sci-fi: Based on Edward Ashton’s novel of the same name follows an ‘expendable’ worker on a dangerous ice world colony who refuses to allow his clone to replace him.
Director: Bong Joon Ho
Where: Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden UK
When: August 2022 – December 2022
Production companies: Offscreen, Plan B, Kate Street Picture Company, Warner Bros.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Ackie, Steven Yuen


Musical: Screen adaptation based on Gregory Maguire’s novel which tells the story of the witches of Oz 
Director: Jon M. Chu
Where: Sky Studios Elstree, Hertfordshire UK
When: November 2022
Production companies:  Universal Pictures
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Cast: Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo

TV series

Never Let Me Go

Sci-fi/Romance: TV adaptation based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name. Story takes place in a dystopian version of late 1990s England, where the lives of ordinary citizens are prolonged through a state-sanctioned program of human cloning. 
Director: Marc Munden, Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich Maria Fleischer and author Ishiguro
Where: UK
When: TBC
Production companies: DNA Films
Distributor: Hulu/Disney+
Cast: Viola Prettejohn, Kelly Macdonald and Tracey Ullman

Witch Mountain

Disney’s franchise is based on the 1968 science fiction novel Escape to Witch Mountain, written by Alexander Key about two teenage orphans, Tony and Tia, who have paranormal abilities
Director: TBC
Where: Toronto, Canada
When: 18 November to 14 December
Production companies: Davis Entertainment
Distributor: Disney+
Cast: TBC

Black Mirror season six 

The dystopian anthology series picks up from season six, three years after the fifth season. 
Series creators: Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones
Where: East Sussex, UK
August 2022
Production company: 
Broke and Bones
Distributor: Netflix
Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton, Anjana Vasan 

Dark Matter

Sci-fi: Nine-episode thriller based on the popular book by Blake Crouch.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Where: Chicago
When: October 2022 – March 2023
Production companies: 
Distributor: Apple TV+
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Jenniffer Connelly 

The Spiderwick Chronicles 

Live-action adaptation: Based on the best-selling children’s books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. It follows the Grace family — twin brothers Jared and Simon, sister Mallory and their mother Helen — as they move into their great-great uncle’s home and discover a world of fairies that exists parallel to their own.
Director: Kat Coiro 
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
When: September 2022 – January 2023
Production companies: Paramount Television Studios, 20th Television and Louie Blue Productions Inc
Distributor: Disney+
Cast: Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrel

Orphan Black: Echoes

Series spin off: Set in the near future, the new Orphan Black takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence.
Director: John Fawcett
Where: Toronto, Canada
When: August 2022 – December 2022
Production companies: Boat Rocker
Distributor: AMC+, AMC
Cast: Krysten Ritter

A Small Light

Biographical drama mini series: Follows the remarkable story of Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who risked her life to shelter Anne Frank’s family from the Nazis for more than two years during World War II.
Director: Susanna Fogel 
Where: Prague, Czech Republic and Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: August 2022 – October 2022
Production companies: ABC Signature 
Distributor: Disney+, National Geographic 
Cast: Ashley Brooke, Jim High, Brian Caspe

Improbable Valentine

Fantasy/horror: A parenting fable about a mother and father who search for their son who was taken from them
Director: Melina Matsoukis
Where: London, Ontario (doubling for NYC), Toronto, New York, New Jersey 
When: April 2022 – September 2022 
Production companies: 
Distributor: Apple TV+
Cast: LaKeith Stanfield

The Witcher Season 3

Fantasy: Follow up to season 2 and based on the books of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski 
Stephen Surjik 
Where: Morocco, Costa Rica, Maldives, UK, Slovenia, Croatia 
When: April 2022 – September 2022 
Production companies: Cinesite
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Henry Cavill, Freya Allen, Anya Chalotra, Joey Batey

The Driver

Drama: The Driver is based on a three-episode BBC mini-series of the same name, which premiered on BBC One in 2014
Director: Sam Mendes
Where: New Orleans
When: August – October 2022
Production companies: AMC Studios in association with A+E Studios and Thruline Entertainment
Distributor: AMC+, AMC
Cast: Giancarlo Esposito, Skeen Ulrich


Erin Collantes, a British teacher in Spain finds herself caught up in a supermarket robbery. When one of the robbers claims to recognise her, her life threatens to unravel.
Director: Iram Haq
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: September 2022 – October 2022
Production companies: Left Bank Pictures – subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television
Distributor: Netflix 
Cast: Charlotte Vega, Douglass Henshall and Sean Teale, with additional cast to be announced


Action-comedy: An elite special forces team tracking a deadly terrorist network, hell bent on blowing up Las Vegas
Directors: Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada and Albuquerque, New Mexico
When: July 2022 – October 2022
Production companies: Sony Pictures Television 
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Shelley Henning, Nick Zano 

The Acolyte

Action-adventure: Star Wars spin-off is a mystery thriller set in the final days of the High Republic era
 Leslye Headland
Shinfield Studios, Berkshire UK
November 2022
Production companies:
Amandla Stenberg