A new $1.8 billion movie studio inspired by Hollywood A-list actor Mark Wahlberg is launching in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The nascent studio is backed by Wahlberg and Howard Hughes Holdings, the developer of Summerlin, and Sony Entertainment, and as of Wednesday, it has now been approved by the Clark County Zoning Commission.

The idea was sparked by Wahlberg himself when in Sept. of 2022, the actor said he thought opening such a studio in Las Vegas would be a great way to cut out the leftist simps messing up the movie industry in Hollywood.

Howard Hughes Holdings Chief Executive Officer David O’Reilly said that the minute he heard Wahlberg’s idea he was instantly hooked.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

O’Reilly said in an exclusive interview with the Review-Journal that he instantly picked up the phone and set up a meeting with Wahlberg to talk about the idea. That led to a few days later, O’Reilly flying to Las Vegas to meet with Tony Vinciquerra, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“And we kind of took it from there and now we feel like we are on the precipice, or the verge of getting this thing done, and we’re really looking forward to making this happen,” O’Reilly said.

The Clark County Zoning Commission approved multiple variances that will allow for the development of Summerlin Production Studios and the surrounding mixed-use project on Town Center Drive just off the 215 Beltway. When completed, the project will encompass 10 buildings with approximately 500,000 square feet designed to support a film studio and production facility.

The project could bring as many as 10,000 jobs to the area.

Wahlberg is far from the only member of the entertainment community, other big names include Sylvester Stallone, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Dean Cain, Robert Davi, Kat von D, James Van Der Beek, Sean Patrick Flanery, and many more.

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