Category Archives: Godzilla

GOODBYE: Vancouver Lost Some Big Movies & TV Series in 2016-17 – MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE, LUCIFER, TIMELESS

Big-budget movies: Maze Runner: The Death Cure moved production from Cache Creek, BC  to South Africa. Cast: Dylan O’Brien. Godzilla chose to film its sequel King of the Monsters in Atlanta not Vancouver. Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.   Series: Aftermath – cancelled by Syfy/Space. Cast: Anne Heche, James Tupper. Bates Motel – wrapped filming [...]

OSCARS: Four Vancouver Key Grips Awarded Technical Achievement Academy Award Last Night for Inflatable Green Screens

Green air walls surround crashed Enterprise set for Star Trek: Beyond on Vancouver’s Kent Hangar field last year. The film industry’s Bouncy Castle? That’s what one of the Vancouver key grips who invented it, jokingly calls their creation. But it’s much bigger than that. Last night David McIntosh, Steve Smith, Mike Branham and Mike Kirilenko [...]


Both partly and mostly filmed-in-Vancouver Dawn of Planet of the Apes (US$537 million) and Godzilla (US$508 million) have passed the half-a-billion-dollars mark in worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo. The rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise starring Andy Serkis as Caesar filmed about a quarter of its sequel in B.C. forests (Capilano Canyon, Golden Ears [...]

PROMO: GODZILLA Fiat Commercial

He’s back and it looks like he’s craving Italian. In case you missed it: Godzilla promotional spot with Fiat was uploaded May 3rd on youtube, with 5.5 million-plus views so far.   [...]

LOCATIONS: GODZILLA Filming in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, New Westminster & Steveston

Any challengers for spot-the-location in Godzilla? The box-office smash filmed for three months-plus in and around Vancouver and on Vancouver Island last year. Here’s a quick look at some local locations for the 3D reboot, which cost an estimated US$160 million to make and has earned US$200 million worldwide already. No wonder a sequel is [...]

TRAILER: Shorter GODZILLA Trailer Features Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Oceanic Plaza & BC Place

Shorter trailer Nature Has An Order features Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. Plus more of the scenes filmed in Oceanic Plaza. Related: Elizabeth Olsen in Oceanic Plaza as BART station. Plus the FEMA shelter sequence filmed in B.C. Place. Elizabeth Olsen’s character hugs her son. Godzilla attacks theatres on May 16th this year. [...]

TRAILER: GODZILLA’s Extended Trailer Features Bryan Cranston & Burnaby’s Watchmen Set

“It was not a natural disaster alright. What’s really happening is you’re hiding something out there. And I have a right to know.” Godzilla above the old Watchmen set in south Burnaby dressed as San Francisco’s Chinatown. Related: Godzilla turns Main Street set in Burnaby into San Francisco’s Chinatown. “You have no idea what’s coming. [...]

TRAILER: Official Trailer for GODZILLA in Theatres this May 16th

Godzilla’s new trailer features the big scene of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston inspecting a nuclear quarantine zone on New Westminster’s Front Street. Related: New Westminster’s Nuclear Quarantine Zone. Godzilla in theatres this May 16th.   [...]

POSTER: GODZILLA in Theatres on May 16th

Godzilla’s sea monster terrorizes San Francisco played by Steveston, New Westminster, downtown Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Related: US Military vs Godzilla in Vancouver area and Vancouver Island. Godzilla in theatres on May 16th. [...]

TEASER: GODZILLA with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston

Godzilla’s first teaser trailer has familiar locations. San Franciso greenscreen destruction filmed at Kent Hangar Field in Vancouver: Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Elizabeth Olsen in Oceanic Plaza downtown dressed as San Francisco BART station. Steveston’s Japanese Cultural Centre as Jakira International School. Steveston’s Garry Point Park USS Alameda landing craft set? [...]

COMIC-CON PREP: GODZILLA Sets Up Its Viral Marketing Campaign

Update: Godzilla director Gareth Edwards pre-taped a message for San Diego Comic-Con fans to preview the viral campaign about “something very big heading to San Diego.” He must have done this standup in Vancouver late last month on the Main Street set  in south Burnaby, dressed as San Francisco’s Chinatown. Related: Godzilla turns Watchmen’s Main [...]