The construction of Vietnam's biggest studio began Friday, Nov 11, in Long An Province's Ben Luc District.
The Happyland Film Studio is part of a major entertainment complex of the same name in the Mekong Delta province.
The first phase of the 100 hectare studio will be built with an investment of US$400 million.
According to the project's investor, the Khang Thong Group, the film studio will be built to international standards with modern architecture and shooting locations including Vietnamese and Western landscapes.
It will also include themed areas featuring different periods of the world movie industry, movie effects, and games.
Happyland film studio is expected to open together with the Happyland Entertainment Complex in April, 2014.
The groundbreaking ceremony also included a contract-signing ceremony between Khang Thong Group and its business partners from Russia, the US, Thailand and Singapore.