Oscar winner set to shoot film at Wensleydale beauty spot

Redmire falls with Cillian Murphy inset in the first 28 Days Later. Redmire photo: Colin Gregory.

A new film directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle is set to be shot at a Wensleydale beauty spot.

A production company has advised local residents and businesses in Redmire that scenes will be filmed near the River Ure this summer.

Although the film has not been named, the production company has advised it will be directed by acclaimed Oscar winner Danny Boyle.

It is believed the film will be 28 Years Later, a sequel to British horror films 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, which is being shot in the region this summer.

The original film starred Peaky Blinders actor Cillian Murphy and it is being reported that the Irish actor will appear in the latest film too.

A letter to local residents from DNA Films states: “The fictional film is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a young boy’s journey of survival and discovery.”

It adds that the film “is being directed by Danny Boyle (2012 Olympic Games, Yesterday, Slumdog Millionaire) and produced by DNA Films”.

“We are planning to film some scenes locally to you at Redmire Falls for a few weeks during the months of July and August 2024.

“A subsequent letter with more details of the filming will be distributed closer to the time, including filming dates, logistical information and maps outlining our footprint.

“There will be some preparatory work in the weeks leading up to our filming.”

The new film, which is rumoured to have a £60 million budget, is understood to be written by author Alex Garland, who wrote the screenplay for the previous films.

Extras are wanted to appear in the film, although it is not known if these will used in the scenes to be shot in Wensleydale.

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