Now, its official a sequel to the smash-hit movie musical Mamma Mia! is planned to be release in July 2018. The Greek island Kalokairi was a fictional name used in the original move, but in reality, it was filmed on the Greek island of Skopelos. The filming location for the follow-up sequel will be on Croatia’s Island Vis and the shot is schedule to begin this fall. Vis has a population of just over 3,600 people. The island’s two largest towns are Vis on the eastern side of the island and Komiža, on its western coast. Film teams are currently scouting for locations on the island.
The original movie, which featured an all-star cast singing ABBA hits made over US$600 million and created a surge in tourists visiting the Greek island of Skopelos, which was used as a filming location. Croatia is hoping to achieve the same results and offers financial incentives to encourage filmmakers to base their productions in the country. Other popular films Star Wars, Robin Hood and the widely popular HBO series Games of Thrones were also filmed in Croatia.
The Mamma Mia! sequel, which will be titled ‘Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again’ and is expected again to feature its all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. It will be written and directed by The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel writer OI Parker, with ABBA band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus serving as executive producers.