Disney has revealed that it spent a considerable $49.2 million on the pre-production of its upcoming Star Wars streaming collection, The Acolyte.
The present is about earlier than the occasions of the principle Star Wars films and is slated to land on the Disney+ platform subsequent yr. The pre-production finances for The Acolyte surpassed even the big-screen Star Wars blockbuster Rogue One by $5.5 million, studies Forbes.
Whereas The Acolyte’s pre-production prices have been notably greater, it is necessary to think about that final yr’s Star Wars streaming collection, Andor, spent 38% extra on pre-production as a consequence of in depth COVID-19 protocols required in the course of the peak of the pandemic.
The principle instalments within the Star Wars saga additionally had pre-production budgets that have been akin to The Acolyte, with The Final Jedi having solely 17% extra in pre-production bills.
Regardless of the excessive finances, little is thought about The Acolyte, besides that it takes place round 100 years earlier than the occasions of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The forged consists of Lee Jung-jae from Squid Recreation, Manny Jacinto from The Good Place, Dafne Eager from Logan, and just lately revealed, Keanu Reeves in a cameo look.
The Acolyte’s manufacturing is predicated in the UK, benefiting from the Tv Tax Aid scheme that enables studios to say a money reimbursement of as much as 25% of the cash spent within the nation. This scheme has contributed to the excessive pre-production prices incurred by The Acolyte.
Disney’s current shift in direction of specializing in theatrical releases for its Marvel and Star Wars franchises signifies their cost-containment initiative and need to cut back bills.