Tag Archives: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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 [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA’s Golden Gate Bridge Set with Inflatable GreenScreens

For locals, Godzilla‘s Golden Gate Bridge set is Rise of the Planet of the Apes redux on the vast Kent Hangar gravel field at the Vancouver/Burnaby border. Rust-red street lights and railings. Giant greenscreens. Motorists and buses trapped on the bridge. Soldiers. Cop cars. Only this time the showdown is between the military/police and Godzilla [...]

BIG READ: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Green Screen in Vancouver

Published August 11, 2011 on Vancouver is Awesome Hail Caesar! Andy Serkis’s motion-capture performance as the chimpanzee Caesar in the mostly Vancouver-filmed Rise of the Planet of the Apes is nothing short of astonishing. I am now kicking myself for not stumbling on to any of the Apes location shoots last summer, especially the one [...]

BIG READ – Working the Comic Con Craziness in 2011 – Updated

Published July 21, 2011 on Vancouver is Awesome How’s this for Comic-Con craziness? Twihards starting lining up outside the San Diego Convention Center three days early (on Monday) to be among the six thousand lucky enough to get into The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 panel in Hall H, which took place just before lunchtime today. Breaking [...]