The Portable Door

The Portable Door starts filming in Australia and reveals cast

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Sam Neill plus all-star ensemble cast join Christoph Waltz, Patrick Gibson and Sophie Wilde in upcoming Sky Original fantasy adventure The Portable Door

Sam Neill (Peter Rabbit, Jurassic Park) joins Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, No Time to Die) and Patrick Gibson (The OA, Tolkien) to star in the new fantasy-adventure-comedy feature The Portable Door, adapted from Tom Holt’s popular 7-book fantasy series. Director Jeffrey Walker (Ali’s Wedding, Lambs of God) will direct the film from the screenplay adapted by Leon Ford (Griff the Invisible).

Also joining the cast are Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians, Charlie’s Angels), Jessica De Gouw (Gretel & Hansel, Pennyworth), Rachel House (Soul, Thor: Ragnarok), Arka Das (Mulan, Lion), Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Mr Inbetween) and newcomer Sophie Wilde (Eden, You Don’t Know Me).

Sky has given us this handy guide to the premise:

In The Portable Door, Paul Carpenter (Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Wilde) are the lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co. and become steadily aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Neill) are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices, and Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation where they work.

You can read more in the Sky press release. We’ll bring trailers and other news as we get it. We have to say we look interested, and given it’s a series of books, wonder if the intention is for a Harry Potter style slate of movies.