'Batman' Director Determined to Resume Filming in London After It's Halted Due to Covid-19 Crisis
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Matt Reeves is keen to finish the production of the Caped Crusader movie in Britain after it came to a screeching halt due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

AceShowbiz - "The Batman" director Matt Reeves wants to finish filming the movie in London after the coronavirus outbreak there has ended - but hasn't ruled out moving production elsewhere.

Reeves and a cast including Robert Pattinson, who plays the titular superhero, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Colin Farrell, had shot around a quarter of the film in the U.K. when production was halted last month, March 2020 as the country was hit by Covid-19.

Asked if he would consider moving the shoot to a location less affected by the global pandemic, the filmmaker said the plan is to return - but that nothing is off the table should Britain remain in lockdown for an extended period.

"It's way too early to say," he told Deadline.com. "I can't imagine we wouldn't finish in London. The situation is fluid."

Updating fans on the progress he made before the shoot was put on hold, Reeves explained, "We're not officially editing right now. We've actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what's to come."

The film has also been hit by tragedy as Andrew Jack, a renowned dialect coach and actor who was working on the project, died after contracting Covid-19.

"He was a lovely and special person and it's one of those things where it makes you re-prioritise and realise how fragile everything is," Reeves said in a tribute to Jack.

Mulling the tough times brought on by the health crisis, he added, "I'm tremendously focused on the movie and, of course, it's nice to be able to stop. But the real thing I've been thinking about is the state the world is in, and hoping that everyone is going to be OK and that everyone is going to social distance and do everything to be safe, because it's a very scary time."

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