Kenneth Branagh filming Artemis Fowl in Vietnam

Filmmaker Kenneth Branagh will shoot his new movie Artemis Fowl partly in Vietnam, in addition to England and Northern Ireland.

Filmmaker Kenneth Branagh (pictured) will shoot his new movie Artemis Fowl partly on location in Vietnam, in addition to England and Northern Ireland.

The new Disney film is based on a popular series of sci-fi fantasy novels by Irish author Eoin Colfer and follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl as he battles a hidden race of sinister fairies.

Kenneth Branagh filming Artemis Fowl in Vietnam
Kenneth Branagh

Production will take place partly in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, which is a key setting in the first Artemis Fowl story.

Vietnam is not yet established as a global production hub. However, the team behind major US studio movie Kong: Skull Island spent a month shooting in the south-east Asian country and in the process the film became the largest ever to spend time there.

“There are a lot of great people and everyone’s so friendly towards foreigners,” said Ilt Jones, supervising location manager on Kong, in a previous interview with KFTV. “It’s one of the top locations of the 45 countries I’ve worked in throughout my career.”

Vietnam’s main production appeal is its wealth of exotic locations. Neighbouring Thailand is widely considered by the international production community to be south-east Asia’s filming hub as it offers a more developed service industry.

Malaysia has also caught the attention of producers around the world with a competitive filming incentive and better studio infrastructure.

For more on filming in south-east Asia read KFTV's special report here.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Vietnam.

Image: Marvel/Zade Rosenthal

Kenneth Branagh filming Artemis Fowl in Vietnam
Kenneth Branagh

Filmmaker Kenneth Branagh (pictured) will shoot his new movie Artemis Fowl partly on location in Vietnam, in addition to England and Northern Ireland.

The new Disney film is based on a popular series of sci-fi fantasy novels by Irish author Eoin Colfer and follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl as he battles a hidden race of sinister fairies.

Production will take place partly in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, which is a key setting in the first Artemis Fowl story.

Vietnam is not yet established as a global production hub. However, the team behind major US studio movie Kong: Skull Island spent a month shooting in the south-east Asian country and in the process the film became the largest ever to spend time there.

“There are a lot of great people and everyone’s so friendly towards foreigners,” said Ilt Jones, supervising location manager on Kong, in a previous interview with KFTV. “It’s one of the top locations of the 45 countries I’ve worked in throughout my career.”

Vietnam’s main production appeal is its wealth of exotic locations. Neighbouring Thailand is widely considered by the international production community to be south-east Asia’s filming hub as it offers a more developed service industry.

Malaysia has also caught the attention of producers around the world with a competitive filming incentive and better studio infrastructure.

For more on filming in south-east Asia read KFTV's special report here.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Vietnam.

Image: Marvel/Zade Rosenthal

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