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STILL: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore & Ben Barnes as SEVENTH SON

Legendary Pictures shared a set photo of apprentice Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) and Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) in dark fantasy Seventh Son ahead of the release of a new trailer. Adapted from Joseph Delaney’s The Wardstone Chronicles series,  it’s about a  Falcon Knight, Master Gregory, who imprisoned an evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) years [...]

COMIC-CON SKED: Legendary Pictures Preview of GODZILLA & SEVENTH SON

Two weeks from today, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures preview their upcoming blockbuster films at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20th. Godzilla is the one that intrigues me most, having just wrapped three months of filming in Vancouver. As expected, the new Godzilla is a re-imagining of Toho’s iconic Godzilla, but this time [...]

COMIC-CON SKED: ROBOCOP Panel With Joel Kinnaman

The 3D RoboCop reboot starring Joel Kinnaman joins The Amazing Spiderman 2  and others for a  Sony/Screen Gems panel at San Diego Comic-Con in the biggest venue, Hall H, on Friday, July 19th. Joel Kinnaman is the critically-wounded cop Alex Murphy who returns to the Detroit police force in 2028 as a powerful cyborg thanks to [...]

SET: Radioactive Containment Doors on GODZILLA

On June 19th, Legendary Pictures shared a behind-the-scenes photo of Godzilla filming in Vancouver. I took a photo of what could be another radioactive containment door on Kent Hangar field near Boundary Road on June 16th (three days earlier), but didn’t know what I was photographing. It looked like a bank vault from my perspective. [...]

BIG READ: U.S. Military Vs GODZILLA Moves On From Vancouver Area & Vancouver Island

Published June 27, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome After a three month-plus shoot here, the 3D Godzilla reboot wraps filming this week in Vancouver and moves on to Hawaii. The Legendary Pictures production is an American re-imagining of the classic films, keyed off the real-world earthquake/tsunami in Japan two years ago and the resulting nuclear crisis at [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA’s Japanese Nuclear Power Plant & its Quarantine Zone (in New Westminster)

Does the 3D Godzilla movie reboot reflect the real world event of Japan’s 2011 earthquake/tsunami and the resulting  nuclear crisis at some of the country’s older nuclear power plants? Is that the “contemporary issue” screenwriter Frank Darabont spoke of? It would seem so. “6.3 Earthquake Rocks Eastern Japan” said the news crawl on set screens [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA’s Destroyed Building, U.S. Aircraft Carrier & Navy Ship Sets at Kent Hangar Field

Update: Godzilla is prepping a real aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, for filming at Coronada, California naval base as these sets are torn down. Godzilla crew constructed several sets for greenscreen filming on the vast Kent Hanger gravel field next to the Fraser River Path on the Vancouver/Burnaby border. Related: San Francisco Golden Gate [...]

SHOOT: Elizabeth Olsen Drenched by Rain Tower at GODZILLA in Downtown Vancouver – Day 2

Gozilla returned to Oceanic Plaza  dressed as San Francisco in Vancouver’s Business District on Sunday to film more scenes of Elizabeth Olsen doused by rain tower. But Day 2 of shooting had an action scene of the young actress turning and running west in between lanes of gridlocked traffic outside a prop BART (Bay Area [...]

SHOOT: Elizabeth Olsen Drenched by Rain Tower at GODZILLA in Downtown Vancouver

Elizabeth Olsen got drenched by rain tower in take after take today on the set of Godzilla in Vancouver’s Business District dressed as San Francisco.  She reportedly plays the wife of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass)’s lead character Lieutenant Ford. And since she’s wearing hospital scrubs seems to be some kind of doctor or EMR.  Crew filmed [...]

SET: GODZILLA Turns Oceanic Plaza Downtown into San Francisco BART Station

Godzilla crew has turned Oceanic Plaza in downtown Vancouver into a San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station, adding a San Francisco kiosk with ads for the Golden Gate Zoo, San Francisco mental health, San Francisco Pique Ballet Company and Go Whales Tours at Fisherman’s Wharf (the whale watching company and boats used by [...]

SET: GODZILLA Turns Watchmen’s Main Street Set in Burnaby into San Francisco’s Chinatown

Update: Godzilla filmed four or five massive SPFX explosions on this set overnight Saturday (June 22-23). See photo of one blast. Godzilla lit up the south Burnaby night sky at Marine Way and Byrne Road on Tuesday to shoot scenes on the Main Street set (built for the 2009 movie Watchmen) dressed as San Francisco’s [...]