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Back to back film production

Filming sequels "back to back" refers to the practice of filming two or more movies as one production, reducing costs and time.

Trilogies are common in the film industry, particularly in the science fiction, fantasy and adventure genres. Production companies may choose, if the first film is a financial success, to greenlight a second and a third film at the same time, and film them "back to back". In the case when a lengthy novel is split into multiple installments for its film adaptation, those installments will usually be filmed back-to-back.

Examples

  • Superman: The Movie and Superman II were filmed simultaneously in 1977 to be a two-part epic. However, due to off-screen difficulties between the producers and the director, production on the sequel was stopped in order to finish the first film for a December 1978 release. Filming on Superman II resumed in 1979 with a new director and was released in the UK in December 1980.
  • Kill Bill was filmed as one film and split into two volumes released six months apart in 2003 and 2004.
  • The two films comprising the 2008 Steven Soderbergh biopic Che were shot back to back.
  • The first two parts of the film trilogy The Hobbit were shot back to back from March 2011 until August 2012 and the first two parts were released in December 2012 and December 2013 respectively.
  • The Bollywood movies Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes, but since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a five-plus-hour movie, it was divided into two parts (160 mins and 159 mins, respectively) for the Indian market.
  • The cancelled Spider-Man 4 and the fifth film in the series were being considered for back-to-back production.

See also

References

  1. ^ Dalglish, Sean. "Avatar Films To Be Filmed Back-to-back". 

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