Three Hollywood stars have descended on a Gwynedd village as filming gets under way for a new psychological thriller.
The Retreat will star Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell, Cillian Murphy of the smash hit Inception and Thandie Newton of Mission Impossible II and Crash.
They will be spending most of their time at Plas Llandecwyn, a remote farmhouse near Talsarnau, Harlech, which will double up as a secluded island hideaway.
In the film Murphy and Newton play a married couple who are spending some time alone to repair their relationship.
But they're soon confronted by a bio-hazard suited soldier (Jamie Bell) who says a fatal airborne disease has swept the planet and they're the only people left alive.The Retreat is a debut for British director Karl Tibbetts and is a co-production between Irish film-makers, Ripple World Pictures, and British company Magnet Films.
It's due for release in December 2011 and is the latest in a long line of film and TV productions to use north Wales locations.