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Mamma Mia! sequel to be shot in Croatia

Mamma Mia! sequel to be shot in Croatia
Beach in Komiza, Vis. Image: Yacht Rent under a CC licence

7 September 2017

The sequel to the hit 2008 film Mamma Mia! will be shot in Vis, an island off Croatia’s Dalmatian coast.

The original film was inspired by the popular Broadway musical of the same name, and starred legendary actors Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan singing along to ABBA classics in this feel-good Greek spectacle.

Having filmed Mamma Mia! on the Greek island of Skopelos, Universal Pictures will now take a 700-strong film crew to the Croatian island of Vis to film the sequel, much to the disappointment of the popuation of Skopelos.

The mayor of Skopelos, Christos Vailoudis, reportedly stated: “The islanders are upset. The film was very important to us and for tourism.”

While the people of Skopelos will be lamenting this recent news, the change can only be good news for Croatia’s already booming tourism industry. In 2016, a study that analysed a comprehensive spread of Google search engine data, concluded that Croatia was the most desirable holiday destination in the world, while Hvar, an island adjacent to Vis, was voted amongst the top 10 islands globally. Croatia is also doing a roaring trade in film production, serving as the backdrop for Game of Thrones and Star Wars, among others.

Source: Balkan Insight