RUMOURS abound that follow-up to smash-hit Abba film could be shot in Lincolnshire.
Media sources have suggested that Universal studios will not shoot the follow-up to ‘Mamma Mia’ in Skopelos, Greece, in order to save on cost and red-tape.
Dudley Petard, Daily Squabble Media Consultant, said: “If they really want a cut-price seaside destination, they don’t come much cheaper than my home town of Skegness.”
“I can confirm, on behalf of all Lincolnshire Yellowbellies, that we would welcome an international film crew with open arms.”
“Skegness is virtually spelt the same as Skopelos – most people wouldn’t spot the difference.”
“Movie companies often scour Skeggy for locations as the area is a cost-effective alternative for action films set in Syria, Somalia or North Korea.”
“Film stars always stay in caravans, while shooting movies, and we have thousands to choose from!”
“We can easily put a jaunty Greek hat on our famous ‘Jolly Fisherman’ mascot and, come to think of it, he even looks a bit like Colin Firth”.
“They will find the town extremely accommodating. Skegness is a very popular destination for hen parties, who are ‘Mamma Mia’s’ target audience and have made us immune to dreadful singing.”
“We have several karaoke bars and any of the male patrons could do the singing for Pierce Brosnan, while he suavely mouths the words.”
“We are disappointed to hear that Julie Walters isn’t keen to reprise her role. They could have filmed her caterwauling along the pier, riding a donkey, playing crazy golf or prancing around the seal sanctuary and model village.”
“A bit of CGI to improve the weather – job done. We can sit back and wait for a tourism boom”.
The Daily Squabble couldn’t be bothered to phone Universal Pictures for comments on this suggestion – we don’t actually have their number. Senior Production Sources would probably have declined to comment.
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