Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Legion to film in NM

Governor Bill Richardson Announces Legion to be Filmed in New Mexico

Company expects to hire 134 NM crew members and 433 actors

Contact: New Mexico Film Office (505) 476-5600

February 15, 2008, SANTA FE- Governor Bill Richardson announced today that Legion, a supernatural action thriller starring Paul Bettany (The DaVinci Code), will be filmed in New Mexico.

Legion marks the feature directorial debut of Scott Stewart. David Lancaster and Michel Litvak of Bold Films will produce, with Gary Michael Walters executive producing. Sony’s Screen Gems will distribute domestically with Sony Pictures International worldwide.

In Legion, God loses faith in mankind and sends his Legion of Angels to wipe out the human race for the second time. Man’s only hope lies in a group of strangers holed-up in a desert diner.

The film will be shot in and around Santa Fe from March 31 through early May and expects to hire approximately 134 New Mexico crew members and 433 actors, including background talent.

Since Richardson took office, over 90 major feature film and television projects have shot in the state, adding close to $1.5 billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy.

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