Sherlock Holmes 3 Considers Filming in Morocco

Rabat – Will another Hollywood production shoot in Morocco? According to American movie-focused outlet Omega Underground, the third part of the Sherlock Holmes saga could film some scenes in locations within the Kingdom.Besides Morocco, the movie is already set to shoot primarily in London, the home of the characters.For this new adventure, American actor Robert Downey Jr. will again don his Sherlock Holmes suit, while British actor Jude Law will assume his role as Holmes’s sidekick, Dr. Watson. Original director Guy Ritchie has not been confirmed yet to return. Warner Bros. plans to release its production on December 25, 2020. The far-off launch date may be a result of the leading actor’s busy schedule. Downey Jr. just finished shooting the last Avengers film and Jude Law is about to wrap up filming for  Captain Marvel.Released in 2010, Sherlock Holmes is the story of the legendary detective of the same name, accompanied by his sidekick Dr. Watson; the duo relentlessly pursues criminals of all kinds. Holmes’s weapons are: a keen sense of observation and deduction, erudition, and curiosity.Morocco will welcome two other Hollywood productions this year. Keanu Reeves’s famous John Wick saga is revving up for round three in the kingdom. The Canadian actor is set to shoot in the North African country, following filming which began in Japan and Montreal April 25.Additionally, American actor, singer, and filmmaker Johnny Depp will soon fly to the kingdom with British actors Robert Pattinson and Mark Rylance to shoot Waiting for the Barbarians, produced by Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra.“We hope to start shooting at the end of the year in Morocco. It will be my first film outside of Colombia and in English,” said the director in a statement to AFP. read more

Manitoba government wants to talk trade barriers with Saskatchewan

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s NDP government is hoping to have a word with Saskatchewan about new trade restrictions that could leave Manitoba companies unable to do some work for Saskatchewan Crown corporations.Kevin Chief, Manitoba’s minister for jobs and the economy, says the requirements are surprising and he wants to discuss them as soon as possible with Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan’s minister for immigration, jobs, skills and training.“I’d like to talk to him a little bit more about the specifics, to try to get his thoughts on this, to be able to hear from him first-hand,” Chief said Friday.Manitoba also plans to raise the issue at a meeting in Vancouver next week of economic development department staff from all provinces, Chief said.Saskatchewan started promoting a new approach to government contracts last month, when it listed seven Crown corporations that will “primarily” purchase from jurisdictions who have signed the New West Partnership Trade Agreement.Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia signed the deal in 2010 in an attempt to reduce trade and investment barriers and make it easier to bulk purchase goods and services. Manitoba is not part of the agreement.Some Saskatchewan Crown corporations have started stating explicitly in contact offers — for items ranging from trucks to fencing — that bids may be limited to provinces who have signed on to the partnership.Manitoba considered joining in 2010 but decided against it. The province’s Opposition leader, Brian Pallister, said Friday that was a wrong move.“By us not being in the New West Partnership, we have moved ourselves away from a stronger relationship with people we should be working with. These are our own neighbours,” he said.Chief said Manitoba has been more focused on improving trade with all provinces under the national Agreement on Internal Trade, which is being reviewed for renewal next March.Business groups such as the Winnipeg Construction Association have called on the NDP government to join the regional trade deal, and Pallister has promised a Progressive Conservative government will sign on if he wins the provincial election slated for next April. Manitoba government wants to talk trade barriers with Saskatchewan by Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 30, 2015 1:59 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more