You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Moscow studios given the go-ahead

Nevsky, Izotov team on Movie Town complex

MOSCOW — Russian authorities have approved plans to build a $40 million film studio complex south of Moscow.

The Movie Town studios — a joint project between Russian action star Alexander Nevsky and producer Alexander Izotov — will be a 65,616 sq. ft. studio and office complex.

Izotov’s Czar Pictures will be housed at the complex in Dzerzhinsk, where construction work is due to start in November.

The studios will house eight sound stages, office space for other production companies and an international film school.

“This is the culmination of a lifelong dream to create a Russian-based film studio of this scale,” said Nevsky, who has starred in “Moscow Heat” and “Treasure Raiders.”

Nevsky’s new thriller “Magic Man” is in post-production and he plans to shoot his next project “Hercules: The Beginning” on the stages of Movie Town studios next year.

More Film

  • Actor Johnny Depp poses for photographers

    Johnny Depp: Rolling Stone Profile Latest Sign Actor Is PR Liability

    MOSCOW — Russian authorities have approved plans to build a $40 million film studio complex south of Moscow. The Movie Town studios — a joint project between Russian action star Alexander Nevsky and producer Alexander Izotov — will be a 65,616 sq. ft. studio and office complex. Izotov’s Czar Pictures will be housed at the […]

  • Film review: Budapest Noir

    Film Review: 'Budapest Noir'

    MOSCOW — Russian authorities have approved plans to build a $40 million film studio complex south of Moscow. The Movie Town studios — a joint project between Russian action star Alexander Nevsky and producer Alexander Izotov — will be a 65,616 sq. ft. studio and office complex. Izotov’s Czar Pictures will be housed at the […]

  • Johnny Depp

    The Most Shocking Revelations From Johnny Depp's Rolling Stone Interview

    MOSCOW — Russian authorities have approved plans to build a $40 million film studio complex south of Moscow. The Movie Town studios — a joint project between Russian action star Alexander Nevsky and producer Alexander Izotov — will be a 65,616 sq. ft. studio and office complex. Izotov’s Czar Pictures will be housed at the […]

  • Film Director Diversity Report: DGA Says

    Feature Film Director Diversity Remains Low, Directors Guild Reports

    MOSCOW — Russian authorities have approved plans to build a $40 million film studio complex south of Moscow. The Movie Town studios — a joint project between Russian action star Alexander Nevsky and producer Alexander Izotov — will be a 65,616 sq. ft. studio and office complex. Izotov’s Czar Pictures will be housed at the […]

  • Awkwafina

    Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin to Star in Lulu Wang's Family Movie

    MOSCOW — Russian authorities have approved plans to build a $40 million film studio complex south of Moscow. The Movie Town studios — a joint project between Russian action star Alexander Nevsky and producer Alexander Izotov — will be a 65,616 sq. ft. studio and office complex. Izotov’s Czar Pictures will be housed at the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content