Britain's famous Pinewood Studios has Georgia on its mind.
Pinewood Shepperton announced plans to open a film studio on 288 acres south of Atlanta in Fayette County. The project, the first in the U.S. for Pinewood, will include at least five sound stages for producing "world class" films, television, music and video games, the company said in a statement.
Located outside of London, Pinewood dates from the 1930s and has been used in many James Bond movies, as well the upcoming Angelina Jolie film "Maleficent." Pinewood also has studios in Canada, Germany, the Dominican Republic and Malaysia.
Pinewood Atlanta is a joint venture with River's Rock, a trust of the Cathy family, which established the Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant empire in Atlanta.