Mamma Mia! That’s not Greece, it’s Croatia: Film-makers ditch Skopelos as location of Abba musical sequel in bid to save money

Aficionados of the raving success Abba film melodic Mamma Mia! – recorded on the untainted Greek island of Skopelos – will be pleased a follow-up is en route.

In any case, rather than Skopelos, movie producers are shooting in Croatia, in an offer to spare some cash, cash, cash.

The 2008 film was an overall hit, making £460 million, and set off a tourism blast on the Aegean island.

Presently Skopelos islanders are crushed the new motion picture is being shot somewhere else. Rather, unique cast individuals Meryl Streep, Penetrate Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Dominic Cooper are making a beeline for the lovely Dalmatian island of Vis, which will be changed into the anecdotal Greek island of Kalokairi.

Christos Vailoudis, leader of Skopelos, stated: ‘The islanders are vexed. The film was imperative to us and for tourism.’

On Vis, in any case, there is much fervor, with creation groups scouring for areas and lodgings and estates booked to cook for 700 individuals.

Widespread Pictures, which is making the film, declined to remark yet a senior creation source uncovered that the choice was made on the grounds of cost and organization.

Not at all like Greece, Croatia offers sponsorships to movie producers and grants are not required before shooting.

The new movie, coordinated by Ol Parker, will be discharged in July one year from now to stamp the first’s tenth commemoration.

English on-screen character Lily James will play a youthful Streep in a prequel that structures some portion of the new motion picture.

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