Foot & Mouth's Reign of Fire...

Category: Reign of Fire News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: March 22, 2001 | Publication: ShowBizIreland.com | Author: editors
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Avoidance of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease may now hold up filming on the most expensive movie ever made in Ireland. Disney's Reign of Fire which stars Time to Kill actor Matthew McConaughey and American Psycho star Christian Bale may now have to move keys scenes in the film out of Ireland's Ardmore studios to North Africa due to the threat of the disease.

Outdoor scenes which were to be filmed in countryside around the studios may be scraped due to the outbreak of Foot and Mouth in the UK in sheep and cows. The Irish Government are trying to keep people out of the countryside in order to keep the disease out of Ireland.

Sources close to Ardmore have said that a special outdoor set may now be shelved and filming may now be moved from Ireland to Morocco in North Africa.

This will be the second blow to filming as the movie's budget has already been over-stretched due to snow cover delaying filming last month.