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Mystery sightings bring rumors about Taika’s new NZ movie

Taika Waititi’s recent visit to Dunedin on a search for movie locations for an upcoming production has sent the rumor mill that Time Bandits might be shot there.

Last month, New Zealand-born Hollywood filmmaker visited Larnach Castle, Wedderburn and Glenorchy, and was also pictured in Dunedin with former Flight of The Conchords star Jemaine Clement.

Waititi has been extensively reported as an executive producer, co-writer and director of the adaptation of the television series of the beloved 1981 Terry Gilliam-directed film, which is in development at Apple.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is also reported to have starred in the series, which is expected to begin production in August and close early next year.

Enterprise Dunedin economic development manager Fraser Liggett said Film Otago Southland was happy to support the recent film scouting in Dunedin, but he could not comment further.

Waititi’s agent Gail Cowan Management Ltd declined to comment.

Monarch talent agency owner Tracie Patel, from Queenstown, said she had also heard the rumors but had not yet heard any official information about it.

“I hope the rumors are true.”

Time Bandits focuses on a young boy who discovers a time travel portal in his bedroom.

A poster for the original Time Bandits movie. Photo / Supplied

The original film starred Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Michael Palin, and Peter Vaughn.

It follows a young history lover named Kevin (Craig Warnock), who received the shock of his life when six dwarves came out of his closet and took him on their quest for various historical eras to steal treasures.

Kevin and the dwarves visited the likes of Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon while being pursued by the Supreme Being.

Mystery sightings bring rumors about Taika’s new NZ movie

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