According to press reports, the island of Samos, in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea features in two new international film productions.
The first is an Indian production, a police film titled "Game," and shootings on the island were completed in early May.
The second is a British production of a feature film, a documentary and a TV series on the life and work of Greek philosopher and mathematician of antiquity, Pythagoras.
The film is based on the book "The Gates of Light: a life of Pythagoras" by Dr. Mia Sperber and will be directed by Raul Ruiz.
Shootings for the film are expected to begin in autumn 2010. The cast is not yet finalised, although rumours abound on the island, regarding which film stars are expected to participate.
Over the last 50 years, Greece has been popular for hosting international film productions.
The first foreign production ever filmed in Greece was "The Boy on a dolphin" (1957).
Since then, almost 90 international movies were filmed in Greece, among which "Never on Sunday" (1960), "The guns of Navarone" (1961), "Alexis Zorbas" (1964), "For your eyes only" Oscar-winning "Mediterraneo" (1991), "Captain Corelli’s mandolin" (2001), and more recently, "Mama Mia!" (2008).