Tag Archives: Nanaimo


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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

TRAILERS: Henry Cavill Becomes the MAN OF STEEL in Vancouver, Nanaimo & Ucluelet in B.C. and Plano & Chicago in Illinois

Superman Begins. Clark Kent becomes Superman in the new official Man of Steel trailer released today. Scenes of grownup Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) as a fisherman were shot in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. Other scenes of Clark Kent as a logger were filmed partly in Nanaimo at the Cassidy Hotel. And those of a shirtless [...]

WEEK: March 18-24, 2013

Sunday, March 24th – Red Widow 1×05 The Recorder airs, starring Radha Mitchell & Goran Visnijic. Marta wears a wire. Sunday, March 24th – Once Upon a Time 2×18 Selfless, Brave and True about the return of August airs. Eion Bailey & Michael Raymond-James film Manhattan flashbacks in Gastown for it. And there were later scenes filmed in Fort Langley of wooden [...]

SHOOT: Japanese Monster Reboot GODZILLA Rampages Through South Nanaimo – Part 2

The 3D Japanese monster reboot Godzilla let spectators get closer for the Friday afternoon shoot in south Nanaimo on Vancouver Island of prop wreckage on fire in Godzilla’s wake and U.S. military extras rushing to the scene on the railroad tracks. Crew set on fire a burnout vechicle and downed helicopter and filled the air [...]

SHOOT: Japanese Monster Reboot GODZILLA Rampages Through South Nanaimo – Part 1

Look out Godzilla. USAF missiles are coming your way. The 3D Japanese monster reboot is rampaging through south Nanaimo on Vancouver Island today, filming scenes of a WRail train carrying missiles and dozens of military extras through prop wreckage in Godzilla’s wake, including a burntout vehicle and a downed helicopter.  Production started filming at the [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA turns Vancouver Convention Centre into Honolulu Airport Terminal – Updated

Update: “Earthquake Rocks Eastern Japan” says news crawl on set screen. Japanese monster 3D reboot Godzilla with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Straitharn and Ken Watanabe from a script by The Walking Dead’s Frank Darabont has begun filming here and on Vancouver Island. Godzilla crew transformed the Vancouver Convention Centre into what looks like the [...]

WEEK: February 25 – March 3, 2013

Sunday, March 3rd – Red Widow 2-hour premiere. No Time to Mourn. Widow must work with her husband’s killers in order to repay $1.5 million debt and protect her family. Radha Mitchell & Goran Visnjic. Red Widow mob posters. Sunday, March 3rd – Once Upon a Time 2×15 The Queen is Dead. One death in [...]