Vancouver can smell what The Rock is cooking! Pro-wrestler turned Hollywood tycoon Dwayne Johnson has had the city captivated this Fall by turning the streets into action sets and meeting fans in the middle of the night after long shoot days.
The City of Vancouver made a special “Rock Proc” declaring October 19 as Dwayne The Rock Johnson Day:
— Gregor Robertson (@MayorGregor) October 20, 2017
There are 12 movies schedule for production around Vancouver for November 2017 including 4 feature films and 8 TV movies. Stars you can expect to see around town include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLaine and Boyd Holbrook.
A Dog’s Way Home
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Animals, Family
Schedule: Until December 15, 2017
Woof! The previous film, A Dog’s Purpose, filmed around Winnipeg and was released earlier in 2017. It starred KJ Apa (Riverdale), Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad and Britt Robertson. 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, Bill 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. Marc Lawrence, known for Miss Congeniality and Did You Hear About the Morgans? is the writer and director. Shirley MacLean, sister of Warren Beatty and Hollywood legend in her own right, was recently added to the cast.
There’s also a double dose of Bill’s as Bill Hader from SNL and Billy Eichner from Parks and Recreation also co-star.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, Chin Han
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Sign Code: MAST
Schedule: Until November 11, 2017
Release: July 13, 2018
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s next big action blockbuster movie is set in China but being filmed right here in Vancouver. After some pre-production and location scouting earlier this year, principal photography for the film began shooting in August. The action-thriller also stars Neve Campbell and British Columbia’s very own Pablo Shreiber.
345am. Man on the run. Day 47 of 64 shooting our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie. Shot big sequences tonight requiring lots of moving parts. THANK YOU to the hundreds of extras putting in the hard work. Fear and terror are never fun emotions to play with – especially for 10hrs straight. Thanks again and great work. And I apologize in advance for all the extras I push and shove down the rest of the week shooting these scenes as I’m on the run. Please buy yourselves a bottle of your favorite and most expensive alcohol and send the bill to Universal Studios. #OnSet #OnTheRun #HongKong #SkyscraperMovie
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 Father’s Nightmare
Schedule: November 6-24, 2017
Schedule: Until November 3, 2017
Schedule: Until November 17, 2017
Last Scene Alive
Schedule: Until November 3, 2017
Maggie’s Christmas Mircale
Schedule: Until November 7, 2017
Morning Show Muders
Schedule: Until November 18, 2017
AKA: Freaky Friday
Schedule: Until December 5, 2017
Simone Biles Movie
Schedule: Until November 15, 2017
A number of big movies have had production date changes including:
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron, previously expected to start shooting in Vancouver during October 2017 is now scheduled for January 2018.
Stripped starring Charlie Cox and Brittany Snow was also scheduled to start filming during October 2017.
Unabomb starring Viggo Mortensen, previously expected to start shooting in Vancouver during September 2017 is now scheduled for January 2018.
A number of big movies wrapped up production in Vancouver last month including:
- Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin
- Elsewhere starring Aden Young, Ken Jeong and more
- The Eggplant Emoji
- The Women of Marwen starring Steve Carell
TV Movies starring Alison Sweeney, Jodie Sweetin and Jewel also wrapped up.
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