PRODUCTION: Brody, Malkovich and Banderas Shoot Unchained in Bulgaria

    Adrien Brody in Grand Hotel Budapest Adrien Brody in Grand Hotel Budapest

    SOFIA: Paul Solet’s American thriller Unchained, starring Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas, started shooting in Bulgaria at the end of November 2016. Nu Boyana Film Studios is servicing.

    US-based Millennium Films is producing. According to the Nu Boyana CEO Yariv Lerner “although the action takes place only in one place, we have provided 12 different locations for filming and they are all around Sofia.”

    Lerner also told the local media that the script was written nine years ago. The plot is built around an aggressive Perro de Presa Canario fighting dog, named De Niro, pursuing two criminals in a huge warehouse.

    Bulgarian media abundantly focussed on the role of De Niro and the four different dogs chosen to play it. Two of them originate from Hungary and are father and son. The third one is from Bulgaria and was found in the last minute. As it is really an aggressive one, it seems that it will be used only for scenes without actors. It is still not officially confirmed that a suitable fourth dog has been found.

    Nu Boyana Film Studios announced that the four weeks Bulgarian shooting will be only a part of the whole shooting, but did not provide further information on the rest of the production process.  

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    Director: Paul Solet
    Scriptwriter: Paul Solet
    DoP: Zoran Popovic
    Editor: Josh Ethier
    Cast: Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Ori Pfeffer, Owen Davis, Keith D. Evans