The post-apocalyptic young adult thriller is all the rage these days, and you'll be needing someplace to film that story set somewhere in the future after the world as we know it has fallen into chaos.
What better place to set that dystopian drama than in the middle of a place that descended into chaos and is the epitome of dystopia?
Merritt Bucholz won an award for the design of Elm Park, situated on prime real estate in Dublin 4.
Imagine how much could be saved by using existing structures, rather than building an entire set to match the unique style of Elm Park. It's a small town, with streets and everything. No producer in the world could turn down that sort of cost effectiveness.
The architect has proposed some alternative uses for the property, like turning some of the empty land into a farm or a concert venue. Attempts to have a hospital locate to the site have failed.
So the government, which owns the foreclosed project, has considered offering to rent the place to any filmmaker who would like to set his scenes against a backdrop that is unique in all the world.
All it will take is a little imagination.
And isn't that what the magic of Hollywood is all about?