The BC film industry was booming this year! From sci-fi to rom-com and big screen to Netflix, all types of movies filmed in Vancouver.
Some big movies and big stars graced Hollywood North in 2018 including Nicolas Cage, Olivia Munn, Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Aubrey Plaza, Keri Russell, Gina Carano, Jacob Tremblay, Ben Platt, Adam Beach, Freida Pinto, Anna Kendrick, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Katherine Langford, Amanda Seyfried, Milo Ventimiglia and more.
Check out these 20+ movies that filmed around Vancouver this year:
A Score To Settle
The one and only Nic Cage filmed this revenge action-thriller flick in the Okanagan this summer. He plays a convicted mob enforcer and fall-guy, with terminal illness, set on revenge after being released from prison.
Australian actress Radha Mitchell is no stranger to Vancouver having filmed the series Red Widow and movie The Shack here before. She stars in this coming of age story alongside Vancouver’s own Tiera Skovbye – known for playing Polly Cooper in Riverdale and Robin in Once Upon a Time.
Always Be My Maybe
This Ali Wong and Randall Park project unites the two comedians on screen in a romantic comedy for Netflix. They are both involved in ABC’s sitcom Fresh Off The Boat which Wong writes for and Park stars in. Park previously filmed in Vancouver for The Interview with James Franco and Seth Rogen.
Keanus Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim were both added to the cast. Kim is known for his role in Lost and for being an Executive Producer behind the Vancouver-filmed medical drama The Good Doctor.
Korean actress Vivian Bang and Deadpool’s Karan Soni also star.
Shape of Water Director Guillermo del Toro was exploring Vancouver back in June ahead of his next fantasy horror movie which shot in town this fall. It’s about a teacher who discovers supernatural horror starring Jesse Plemons and Keri Russell
Bad Times at the El Royale
This neo-noir thriller has a stellar cast: Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jeff Bridges, Russell Crowe, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Cailee Spaeny and Cynthia Erivo
Great evening at the HSBC @WorldRugby7s Series on behalf of the Official Timekeeper @TAGHeuer. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 was gifted to the player with the #DontCrackUnderPressure moment of the final match, congrats Alasio Sovita Naduva!! #Ad pic.twitter.com/qhUndgnI0Z
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) March 13, 2018
Call of the Wild
Starring Dan Stevens and Harrison Ford
Starring Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry
Come to Daddy
Comedy starring Elijah Wood
Daughter of the Wolf
Starring former MMA fighter and Fast & Furious alum Gina Carano
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That’s a wrap on #DaughteroftheWolf ☺️🎬🎥 I’m so grateful for everyone I met on this project and for the opportunity to do the work I get to do… You can’t imagine how much I grow and learn with every film… thank you to all the cast and crew.. I think you all know how much I adore you. ♥️ hope to see you soon.. glad we all get to be warm now. ☺️#VegasFlower #thethingswedo 💋 have a warm Friday. ♥️
Additional photography for Deadpool 2 shot in town ahead of its spring release.
This R-rated teen comedy is produced by none other than Vancouver’s Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Thriller starring Josh Hartnett and Jim Gaffigan which filmed in Thailand, Vancouver and Montreal.
— Josh Hartnett Forum (@jhartnett_forum) May 9, 2018
Love & Oatmeal
Pitch Perfect star, Tony and Grammy award winner Ben Platt got his first leading role in this drama. He was joined by Gone Girl star Lola Kirke and Vancouver’s Debs Howard.
Been in love with this story since I first read it and I’m so excited to bring “Love & Oatmeal” to life. 🎥 😭 https://t.co/aYljeiiAI0
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) March 1, 2018
Based on the 2000 novel of the same name by BC writer Eden Robinson, Monkey Beach is a Native supernatural mystery. It stars Adam Beach, Grace Dove, Nathaniel Arcand, Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack and newcomer Ta’Kaiya Blaney. It’s set in the Pacific Northwest and filmed in Vancouver and Kitamaat this fall.
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Written by a Native Woman #EdenRobinson / Directed by a Native Woman #LorettaTodd / Led by a Native Woman #GraceDove ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾Indigenous film should be led by our own people, telling our own stories – grateful for the journey. // #native #actress #allthewayup #representationmatters #love #film #movies #haisla #haislanation #indigenousRISE #hollywoodreporter
Needle in a Timestack
Starring Leslie Odom Jr, Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo and Orlando Bloom.
Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick plays Santa’s daughter, Nicole Claus, in the Disney movie Noelle. The Christmas movie is slated for release on November 8, 2019. It shot in Vancouver and Whistler and also stars Bill Hader, Shirley MacLaine and Billy Eichner.
This Indigenous Canadian drama adventure filmed in town for a couple weeks in May. It also filmed in the North West Territories.
Sonic The Hedgehog
The live-action & CGI movie stars James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough and Ben Schwartz as the voice of the beloved Sonic character. It’s set to release on November 8, 2019.
21-year-old Australian actress and 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford plays the female lead in Spontaneous, a sci-fi fantasy film based on the young adult novel of the same name by Aaron Starmer.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The film adaptation of Seattle author Garth Stein’s novel The Art of Racing in the Rain stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole, Kathy Bates and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog.
Starring Allison Williams from Girls and Get Out as well as Logan Browning from Dear White People
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I did a thing for a film, and for myself. My evolving hair journey allows me to discover who I am through my mane expression and who I am underneath it all. Filming “The Perfection” redirected the course of my life, and challenged me in all the best ways I could never dream up for myself. From the brilliant artists I worked with to the craziest shoot that took us all the way to China. We have officially wrapped & I’m so very grateful for it all. Song: Bad Reputation, Shawn Mendes
Additional photography and reshoots this year pushed the release date to September. Local star Jacob Tremblay took his co-star Olivia Munn boating on the Fraser River.
Wings Over Everest
This Chinese action-thriller stars Chinese, Japanese, British and Canadian actors. It filmed in Beijing, the Himalayas and British Columbia.
Preliminary poster for Yu Fei's adventure film WINGS OVER EVEREST, starring Koji Yakusho, Zhang Jingchu & Lin Bohong: pic.twitter.com/74YhNak4mO
— Asian Film Strike (@AsianFilmStrike) December 4, 2017
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