There have been some mega movie productions in Vancouver throughout the year including Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Skyscraper and the highly anticipated Predator franchise installment.
- Deadpool 2 Filming Officially Underway in Vancouver
- Skyscraper Starring The Rock is Ready to Film in Vancouver
- Filming for Predator Brings Tanks to New Westminster
There are 11 movies scheduled for production around Vancouver for the last month of the year. December 2017 includes 4 feature films and 7 TV movies. Stars you can expect to see around town include Ashley Judd, Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLean, Boyd Holbrook, Dean Cain, Rachael Leigh Cook and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
A Dog’s Way Home
Starring: Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Wes Studi, Alexandra Shipp, Jonah Hauer-King, Troy Rudolph
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Animals, Family
Sign Code: BELLA
Schedule: Until December 15, 2017
The previous novel adaptation for A Dog’s Purpose starred Riverdale‘s KJ Apa and filmed in Winnipeg. This time around Ashley Judd stars in the Vancouver production.There are currently three books in the novel series by W. Bruce Cameron who also wrote 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter which was adapted into a sitcom.
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLean
Director/Writer: Marc Lawrence
AKA: Untitled Disney Santa Claus Film
Schedule: Until January 19, 2018
Release: November 8, 2019
Christmas comes to town Early this year as Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick stars in a Disney holiday movie. Kendrick will play Santa’s daughter, Nicole Claus, who has to take over the reins (and reindeer) as old Saint Nick retires. Shirley MacLean, Bill Hader and Billy Eichner also co-star.
Director: Robert Port
Schedule: Until December 20, 2017
Peace is reportedly shooting in Vernon this month. Producer Rick Dugdale recently was part of Canadian-American psychological thriller Nomis which filmed in Winnipeg and starred Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion and more. Robert Port makes his directorial debut with Peace, he previously produced the Training Day television series.
Starring: Boyd Holbrook
Director: Juan Cabral
Schedule: November 15 – December 3, 2017
Kentucky born fashion model and actor Boyd Holbrook is back in Vancouver for a couple weeks shooting a drama. He was in town earlier this year shooting Predator. He is also known for playing Steve Murphy in Netflix’s Narcos and Pierce in Logan.
A Sister’s Obsession
Scheduled until December 2, 2017
Darrow and Darrow 2
Starring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Wendy Malick, Sage Brocklebank, Lilah Fitzgerald
Scheduled until December 15, 2017
Starring: Heidi Blickenstaff, Cozi Zuehlsdorff
Scheduled until December 5, 2017
Frozen in Love
Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Niall Matter, Tammy Gillis, Madison Smith
Scheduled until December 8, 2017
Scheduled until December 9, 2017
Scheduled until December 13, 2017
The Heart of the Mountain
Starring: Kristy Swanson, Dean Cain, Kristin Booth
Scheduled until December 8, 2017
Over half-a-dozen TV movies wrapped up around town in November including biopics, mysteries and holiday movies. Perhaps the biggest production of the year, and certainly most buzzed about, was Skyscraper starring Dwayne “The Rock Johnson”, Neve Campbell, and BC’s own Pablo Schreiber. Pr-production and location scouting took place earlier this year while main production and filming went from August – November 2017. The blockbuster is slated for release on July 13, 2018.
I got you. Final week of shooting our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie. Intense and emotional 14 weeks with my phenomenal co-star @nevecampbell. Lucky man to share the big screen with such amazing, strong & beautiful women throughout my career. Thank you, Neve for your trust and I’m happy to drop blood and sweat for you any day to get the job done. Let’s finish strong. 💪🏾 #IGotYou #SkyscraperMovie @hhgarcia41 📸
A number of big movies are already in the middle of pre-production and scheduled to shoot around town in the New Year:
Bad Times at the El Royale starring Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Cailee Spaeny and Cynthia Eriv is scheduled to shoot from January 29 to April 6, 2018. Drew Goddard made his directorial debut in 2012 with The Cabin in the Woods which also starred Chris Hemsworth. He is also known for being an Executive Producer in 2015’s space movie The Martian starring Matt Damon.
Unabomb starring Viggo Mortensen is expected to start production in January, previously fall 2017. Mortensen is known for playing Aragon in The Lord of The Rings franchise as well as for his dramatic roles in movies like The Road, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method. He stars in this crime-drama manhunt movie about the FBI search for the notorious domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski aka the Unabomber.
Hellfest the horror movie is expected to start production in January and be ready for release by Halloween 2018.
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