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William Tell headed back to the big screen

Hollywood producers are gearing up to film the story of the legendary Swiss hero William Tell.

This content was published on May 8, 2008 - 15:36

"The Adventures of William Tell" will be shot in part in central Switzerland where his exploits were supposed to have taken place.

The film's budget is estimated to be around SFr60 million ($57 million) and it should be released in 2010.

Lucerne's mayor Urs Studer said the movie would provide a big boost for the local tourist industry.

The producers are Fred Caruso, who was behind films such as The Godfather and Blue Velvet, and Constantine Conte, whose credits include 48 Hrs. and Conan the Barbarian.

The director will be Ian Quinn, who is better known as an actor, stuntman and stunt coordinator. Tell's wife will be played by Kiera Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin.

Preparations for filming will begin this autumn and shooting will probably start next spring.

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