Rebellion, the owner of the long-running British comic book 2000 AD, is launching a new $100 million film and TV production studio which will serve as the home for the upcoming Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series and Warcraft director Duncan Jones’ Rogue Trooper movie, as well as third party projects.
“I think we are pretty good at creating content in all different types, screen content and interactive games and all sorts of stuff, and I’m hoping we’re going to be equally good at making TV and film,” said Jaon Kingsley, co-founder of Rebellion.
“We’ve got a huge library of good stories, and we’ll do original stuff as well,” Kingsley continued. “We make computer games. VFX is an area we are looking at as well. There is a whole bunch of interesting stuff, but you do need the craft skills and you need facilities…and it is hard to find them. We were looking and couldn’t find anywhere to shoot the stuff we have ambitions to do.”
In addition to 2000 AD, Rebellion owns the classic British comic book titles Battle, Action and Roy of the Rovers, while its video game IPs include Sniper Elite and Strange Brigade.