Epic thriller to be shot in Malta in the coming months

Malta continues to attract big names from the film industry with world-renowned actors expected in Malta in the coming weeks.

Joseph Fiennes is known for his portrayals of William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love
Joseph Fiennes is known for his portrayals of William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love

Set in the early first-century, ‘Clavius’ will star Joseph Fiennes (Hercules) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter). This feature film is expected to be released around Easter 2015. ‘Clavius’ is told through the eyes of a Roman Centurion (Fiennes) charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumours of a risen Messiah and locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth in order to subdue an uprising in Jerusalem.

The film will be directed by Kevin Reynolds, who was in Malta in 2002 to direct ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’.  He described Malta as an extraordinary location.

‘Clavius’ is one of many productions currently prepping to shoot in Malta in the coming weeks, in what is an unprecedented level of filming activity in Malta and Gozo.

Minister Manuel Mallia, who is responsible for the film industry, said that the government remains committed to building a sustainable film industry to create more job opportunities and generate economic activity.

Film Commissioner Engelbert Grech attributed this high level of activity to a new strategy, with an upgraded set of financial incentives and focused marketing campaigns targeting major markets.

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