Daniel Radcliffe filming action movie in Auckland

Daniel Radcliffe has started filming his new action comedy movie Guns Akimbo on location in Auckland, New Zealand.

Daniel Radcliffe has started filming his new action comedy movie Guns Akimbo on location in Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed by Jason Lei Howden, the story follows an office worker who becomes caught up in live-streamed gladiatorial death matches while he’s enrolled on a mysterious dark net site.

Daniel Radcliffe filming action movie in Auckland
Auckland

“If you see me around Auckland looking very worse-for-wear and covered in blood and bruises, don't worry – this is probably for filming,” said Radcliffe in an interview.

The film is in fact a New Zealand-Germany co-production and scenes will also be shot in Munich.

Movie production in New Zealand is usually based in capital Wellington on the country’s South Island.

Auckland is, however, catching up and the city’s production revenue surpassed NZ$1bn last year for the first time, according to figures from Statistics New Zealand.

The northern city recently gained Kumeu Film Studios as a new production centre. The facility began life as water tanks specially built for Jason Statham’s monster movie The Meg. Since that film wrapped, the tanks have been made permanent and two sound stages are due to be opened later this year.

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

Image: iStock.com/nchant

Daniel Radcliffe filming action movie in Auckland
Auckland

Daniel Radcliffe has started filming his new action comedy movie Guns Akimbo on location in Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed by Jason Lei Howden, the story follows an office worker who becomes caught up in live-streamed gladiatorial death matches while he’s enrolled on a mysterious dark net site.

“If you see me around Auckland looking very worse-for-wear and covered in blood and bruises, don't worry – this is probably for filming,” said Radcliffe in an interview.

The film is in fact a New Zealand-Germany co-production and scenes will also be shot in Munich.

Movie production in New Zealand is usually based in capital Wellington on the country’s South Island.

Auckland is, however, catching up and the city’s production revenue surpassed NZ$1bn last year for the first time, according to figures from Statistics New Zealand.

The northern city recently gained Kumeu Film Studios as a new production centre. The facility began life as water tanks specially built for Jason Statham’s monster movie The Meg. Since that film wrapped, the tanks have been made permanent and two sound stages are due to be opened later this year.

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

Image: iStock.com/nchant

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