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The Russian film studio Mosfilm is planning to expand their studio in Moscow.
The new project includes two new sound stages, a costume warehouse facility, and a cinema and concert hall.
"I am cautious, because similar ideas were floated before, never reaching the execution stage," Mosfilm's head Karen Shakhnazarov told wire service RIA Novosti, reports The Hollywood Reporter. "But now everything seems real. The president has approved [the project]."
Shakhnazarov says that the project could take three to four years, depending on circumstances.
Shakhnazarov is certainly no stranger to the world of filmmaking. He produced and directed White Tiger which debuted in 2012 Variety noted at the time. He also created a World War II action picture White Tiger, which was a Mosfilm Cinema Concern Production. The screenplay was by Aleksandr Borodyanskiy and Shakhnazarov, based on the novel The Tank Crewman by Ilya Boyashov.
Mosfilm has operated as a studio and a film production company. It has more than 2,500 feature films to its name. Mosfilm was originally founded in 1923.
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