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Update: Seventh Son trailer featuring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore & Ben Barnes 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 ago. When she escapes, Gregory has until the next blood moon to train apprentice Tom — the seventh son of a seventh son — to fight her dark magic.
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 it’s “humanity’s scientific arrogance” which creates the radioactive monster and these ones cross the Pacific Ocean to terrorize San Francisco not Tokyo. It’s not clear which cast will be on the panel – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn or Bryan Cranston — but director Gareth Edwards is expected to screen footage from Vancouver. Whatever is shown, I can’t wait to see [...]
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 multi-national OmniCorp’s robot technology. This part-human part-robot police officer is the key to OmniCorp’s plan to sell robocops around the world and earn billions of dollars. But what happens when the man in the machine goes rogue in his pursuit of justice? Kinnaman will be joined on the panel by Abbie Cornish who plays his wife Ellen Murphy and Samuel L. Jackson who plays Pat [...]
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. ****************************************************************************************************************************
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 some of the country’s older nuclear power plants. Is this what activates the radioactive sea monster (s)? If so, how do they make their way across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco? We’ve seen hero Lieutenant Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the U.S. military fight the monster (s) all over Vancouver and Vancouver Island dressed as the San Francisco Bay area. One such battle took place [...]
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 Bridge Set with Giant Inflatable Greenscreens at Kent Hangar Field After shooting on its Golden Gate Bridge set, crew moved it back to make way for new destroyed building and U.S. aircraft carrier sets. Beware of Jet Blast, Propellers and Rotors.
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 Rapid Transit) station in take after take. Related: Elizabeth Olsen drenched by raintower in downtown Vancouver – Day 1 Add rain from rain tower.
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 girlfriend 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 scenes of vehicles in gridlock near Oceanic Plaza dressed as a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station. Olsen got out of an ambulance in the rain and joined others looking up at something north of the street — probably the Japanese sea monster itself. Related Godzilla turns Oceanic Plaza into a 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 soldier extras on the Steveston docks to shoot at the Japanese sea monster), decorating West Hastings Street with Presidio New Folk Festival banners (the same ones used on Sixth Street in New Westminster), changing the Guiness Tower signage to Portman Center, another sign to the Kerney-Grand Hotel and parking yellow-and-green San Francisco cabs, black-and-white San Francisco police cars and military vehicles along the street for [...]
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 Chinatown — a ravaged Chinatown in the wake of a Japanese sea monster. Not much can be seen from outside the private back lot except for glimpses of Chinatown’s iconic hanging red-and-gold lanterns, 1920s-era Dragon street lamps and a destroyed pagoda-topped building, so you’ll have to imagine it dark and filled with smoke for scenes of the movie’s hero Lieutenant Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and soldiers [...]