On the local front, shooting is all set to begin at Ardmore Studios in Wicklow on Camelot, a new 10 part historical drama series.

The show, which is written by The Tudors scribe Michael Hirst and Life on MarsChris Chibnall is a retelling of the classic Arthurian legend, based on Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur.

Once shooting is over production will move to Canada, with the US network Starz (home of Spartacus: Blood and Sand) will air it in early 2011.

Let’s just hope it’s better than the last Arthurian legend production on Irish soil, the lamentable, Keira Knightley starring, King Arthur.

Technically not movie news but it is Irish and involving a movie studio.

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