SHOOT: WAYWARD PINES Films Matt Dillon on its Agassiz Set

M. Night Shyamalan’s FOX event series Wayward Pines returned to film on its block-long set on Pioneer Street in Agassiz this week. Like A&E’s Bates Motel, the upcoming 10-episode series is a cross between Twin Peaks and The X-Files. Secret service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) comes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, to investigate the disappearance of two federal agents when an accidents puts him in hospital with no identification or cell phone where he is cared for by a nurse (Melissa Leo) and treated by a psychiatrist (Toby Jones). The longer he stays, the closer Burke gets to his former Secret Service partner Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino) who lives in Wayward Pines and the further away he is from his wife (Shannyn Sossamon) and son (Charlie Tahan) at home. Other Wayward Pines residents include Sheriff Pope (Terence Howard) and town bartender Beverly (Juliette Lewis). Will Burke ever leave?

Not yet. An unbloodied Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) was back on set Friday at the beginning of an overnight shoot for the second episode. I took several photos of the set as construction crew raced to finish ahead of the late afternoon start for filming. After the film crew closed the block  to traffic at 3 p.m., the rainy, overcast weather made it difficult to see anything, even before nightfall. A smaller crew shot some scenes on Saturday afternoon using a miniature helicopter camera.

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Matt Dillon on set outside Ballinger Toys and Hobbies.

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Matt Dillon laughing as he leaves set after filming first scene of the overnight shoot.

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Wayward Pines Opera House: Live Theater.

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Old fashioned-stores like the Wayward Pines Barber shop,  Ballinger Toys and Hobbies, Grandpa’s Closet, and Cambie’s Camera.

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The park with a giant chess board and a carousel.

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The Agassiz Observer made over into the Rosemary Cafe.

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Wayward Pines Bank and Trust.

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One Response to SHOOT: WAYWARD PINES Films Matt Dillon on its Agassiz Set

  1. Carol MacDonald says:

    Welcome back Bates Motel

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