Magazine article Screen International

'Transformers 5' Eyes UK Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

'Transformers 5' Eyes UK Shoot

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Shoot locations are being scouted in the UK for Paramount's Transformers 5, the latest instalment in the studio's blockbuster franchise that has collectively made $3.76bn at the box office.

The production is understood to be weighing up locations in the UK, Iceland and other international territories alongside a US shoot.

The previous two films, Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), shot largely in the US. But a franchise first UK shoot could bring with it significant benefits in the shape of the UK tax credit should the production hit the minimum spend threshold.

Iceland also offers an enticing incentive for inward investment productions.

Some UK studio work on the film is a possibility, but the production is not yet booked into one of the major facilities, according to sources. …

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