Newsweek‘s Barbie Nadeau writes today about the Pompeii ruins in Italy, and the possible restriction of visitors to the site. What has this to do with Pixar? Well Campania’s (region in Italy of which the Pompeii ruins are a part of) regional heritage councilor, Claudio Velardi wants to limit visitors to the site, but offer it up the venue for rent to large foreign companies. One of these companies is Disney•Pixar/Warner Bros.
Undeterred, he also plans to talk to Pixar and Warner Bros. about leasing the ruins as movie sets after Roman Polanski’s film "Pompeii," which is stalled in production, was shot in Spain.
Pixar filming in Pompeii? The only Disney•Pixar and Warner Bros. collaboration that we know of is Brad Bird’s live action debut, 1906. Now there are 3 possible reasons offered as to why Pixar might want to film in Pompeii.