Batman and Witcher can resume filming post COVID-19 shutdown
The UK has signed new guidelines that will allow film and television in production to resume. That means current paused large-scale projects based there, such as The Batman and The Witcher series two, can restart filming.
As reported by The Guardian, the British Film Commission and the British Film Institute have approved provisions for physical distancing and safety training, as well as temperature tests on all film locations.
All productions will also have dedicated staff to maintain social distancing requirements.
With these now in place, major studios such as Warner Bros. (who had to momentarily suspend filming on The Batman and Harry Potter’s Fantastic Beasts films) to set up shop once again.
So too for Netflix series, The Witcher, which is in progress filming its second season staring Henry Cavill.
While these measures have just been implemented, it does show how much the UK cares for the movie industry. According to The Guardian, more than US$4.4 billion was spent on movie production last year – most of which came from big-budget blockbuster films and TV shows.