Rebellion to open major film studio complex in Didcot

A disused Daily Mail printing press in Didcot has been purchased by media company Rebellion, who plan to film adaptations of a Rogue Trooper film and a Judge Dredd TV show at the premises.

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Based in Oxford, Judge Dredd publisher Rebellion is a comic book publisher and games developer, and also runs motion capture studio Audiomotion.

Located near Didcot Power Station, the 220,000 sq ft site is due to open in the spring and is predicted to create around 500 new jobs.

Six sound stages and production offices will be available to producers of large scale films and TV dramas.

CEO Jason Kingsley called the purchase “incredibly” exciting and said:

“We know first-hand the creativity and talent here in the UK and this new studio will bring in projects from all over the world, offering opportunity and income to many people in the industry, as well as local companies and services. It also means there will be demand for more UK production and we can export more of our work globally.”

Margot James, Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said:

“I’m delighted to see one of the UK’s leading independent video game developers branching further into film and TV with this ambitious studio investment in Oxfordshire.”

For more information on the Didcot film studio, click here.