The sequel to the hugely successful 2008 film Mamma Mia! is gearing up to shoot later this year with pre-production underway now in the UK.
The follow-up is once again from producers Judy Craymer of Littlestar and Gary Goetzman of Playtone, with Ol Parker directing from his own screenplay.
Described as a kind of sequel and a prequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! will reportedly feature some of the original cast who will be joined by new actors playing younger versions of the lead characters from the first film. The Greek island of Kalokari is set to host location work.
Mamma Mia! grossed over $601m worldwide and had a production base at Pinewood Studios in the UK where much of the film was shot, with selected outside location scenes filmed on the Greek island of Skopelos.
The UK offers a generous tax credit across feature film, high-end TV drama (including children’s live-action drama) and animation, and there are various regional funds which can offer further finance on top.
Greece has yet to introduce any filming incentives, although it is thought the government is working on easing the process of filming at ancient monuments.
Mamma Mia! photo credit Universal Pictures.