Philip Lee, a Hollywood producer who worked on box office hit The Dark Knight, is reportedly eyeing up Irish locations to shoot his next blockbuster.

Lee, who also worked on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, visited Limerick in recent weeks to scout locations ahead of filming a new multi-million-dollar sci-fi movie called Inversion.

According to the Limerick Leader, Lee and his production team want to transform the former Dell premises into a film studio.

Innovate Limerick, a public-private partnership, is said to be close to closing a deal to purchase the 340,000sq ft building at Plassey Technological Park.

Inversion, which is scheduled for a 2016 release, centres on a threat to life on earth after the planet begins to lose its gravity.