British studio owner Pinewood Shepperton will this week submit a planning application to construct a new film set in Buckinghamshire, including up to 1,500 new homes.
It is estimated the scheme, labelled Project Pinewood, will cost about £200 million to build and include a series of streets representing cities including New York, Paris and Venice.
The project would be developed on a 40ha green belt site adjacent the company’s existing studios in Iver Heath.
The application will be made to South Bucks District Council and will also include plans to build a primary school, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and cinema, theatre and music production facility.
The main movie set would have backdrops including a Venetian canal, a Roman amphitheatre, a Tudor marketplace, street scenes from downtown New York, French Quarter New Orleans, European townhouses and a Chicago suburb.
Pinewood shot to fame in the 60s with the release of the Bond films, and the studios have recently shot Bond’s latest adventure Quantum of Solace, Brideshead Revisited and the Dark Knight.