Caveman epic to be filmed partly in the Namib Desert

Caveman epic to be filmed partly in the Namib Desert

THOUSANDS of aspiring actors flocked to casting sessions at the coast this week, hoping to get a part in the Hollywood movie ’10 000 BC’, which will be partly filmed in the Namib Desert.

The prehistoric epic revolves around a young mammoth hunter and his travels through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. The adventure-drama is the latest project of famous Hollywood director Roland Emmerich, who has several box-office hits under his belt, including ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ (2004), ‘The Patriot’ (2000) and ‘Independence Day’ (1996).Emmerich is also the co-writer of the screenplay.Information about the movie is being kept under wraps and it is not yet known who the leading actors will be.Comments on the International Movie Database website (imdb.com) suggest that the film is to be produced for Warner Bros studios with a budget of US$100 million.Filming is set to begin in late April.The local search for suitable background extras kicked off in Walvis Bay on Tuesday and continued in Swakopmund yesterday.Casting sessions will be held in Windhoek next Tuesday to Thursday.The adventure-drama is the latest project of famous Hollywood director Roland Emmerich, who has several box-office hits under his belt, including ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ (2004), ‘The Patriot’ (2000) and ‘Independence Day’ (1996).Emmerich is also the co-writer of the screenplay.Information about the movie is being kept under wraps and it is not yet known who the leading actors will be.Comments on the International Movie Database website (imdb.com) suggest that the film is to be produced for Warner Bros studios with a budget of US$100 million.Filming is set to begin in late April.The local search for suitable background extras kicked off in Walvis Bay on Tuesday and continued in Swakopmund yesterday.Casting sessions will be held in Windhoek next Tuesday to Thursday.

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