Tag 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 [...]

BOX OFFICE: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, GODZILLA & ROBOCOP Do Big Box Office Worldwide

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 [...]

WEEK: May 12-18, 2014

Sunday, May 18th – Godzilla is a monster hit with a sequel underway after US$103 million international opening weekend, the biggest opening of 2014 so far, and a US$93-million North American opening weekend to total almost US$200 million. The locally-filmed blockbuster (downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, Steveston, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby) stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth [...]

WEEK: May 5-11, 2014

Sunday, May 11th – Two-hour Once Upon a Time season finale (Snow Drifts and There’s No Place Like Home) airs on ABC and CTV. Zelena (Rebecca Mader)’s time portal places Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) in the enchanted forest in the past, where they must be careful not to alter anything as they search [...]

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. [...]

WEEK: March 31 to April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6th – Once Upon a Time 3×16 It’s Not Easy Being Green airs on ABC and CTV. The Wicked Witch/Zelena (Rebecca Mader) issues a challenge to Regina (Lana Parrilla) leading to a #TeamWicked vs #TeamEvil showdown in Storybrooke, aka Steveston. Sunday, April 6th – Continuum 3×04 A Minute Changes Everything airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel [...]

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. [...]

WEEK: February 24 – March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2nd – Once Upon a Time countdown to next Sunday’s Spring premiere by Ginnifer Goodwin’s Instagram. Photos taken by Josh Dallas. Sunday, March 2nd – CW pilot The Flash starts filming at Scuie Italian cafe on Pender Street downtown. Candice Patton shares a photo from set. Sunday, March 2nd – Continuum showrunner Simon Barry [...]