The trailer to the sequel of Mamma Mia has dropped and it’s got all the sights of a beautiful Greek Island.
The olive groves, the Aegean vistas and endless sunsets, the fishing boats with Greek flags waving in the wind… It’s all there.
And while many of the millions of people who end up seeing the film will think it was acutally filmed in Greece, the trailer’s release will sadly remind most Greeks in the know that this was yet another missed opportunity to showcase the beauty of the country.
As we reported over the summer during production of the sequel, Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Greece lost the production of the film to the Croatian island of Vis, even though the original was shot on various Greek islands.
According to numerous reports, Universal couldn’t get past the red tape in Greece necessary to shoot a film and just gave up, opting instead for a place that resembled a Greek island.
The good news is that since the Mamma Mia sequel debacle made headlines throughout Greece and the world, the Greek government has stepped up its efforts to reform current laws and regulations and loosen the red tape required to film in Greece.
Greek prime minister courted various U.S. production companies and film executives during a trip to the United States where he said that money has been set aside to provide cash rebates for foreign production companies who want to shoot their movies in Greece.
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