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Month: October 2008

TEMPEST FINALIZING BIG ISAND LOCATION PERMITS

TEMPEST FINALIZING BIG ISAND LOCATION PERMITS

  Miramax’s The Tempest is on track to begin filming the star-studded feature on Lanai next month for some three weeks before moving to the Big Island to begin filming there around Dec. 10. The Hawaii filming of the $20-million pic starring Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand  Alfred Molina, Felicity Jones and Jeremy Irons will be completed before the Christmas holidays….Tempest location manager Val Kim and state film commissioner Donne Dawson yesterday in Hilo and today in Kaulia-Kona met with Hawaii County and state officials from…

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TEMPEST IN PREPRODUCTION FOR LANAI-BIG ISLAND FILMING

TEMPEST IN PREPRODUCTION FOR LANAI-BIG ISLAND FILMING

    UPDATE KNIGHT RIDER: NBC has given a full-season order to Knight Rider which begins two days of filming here next week on the North Shore. It’s NBC’s first back nine pickup this season. David Bartis, Doug Liman and Gary Scott Thompson exec produce Knight Rider. Much of the Oahu filming will be done in and around the Turtle Bay Resort…   It’s all a go for Miramax’s The Tempest starring Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand (below), Alfred Molina,  Ben Wishaw, Felicity Jones (below) though Jeremy Irons participation is…

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KNIGHT RIDER TO FILM 2 DAYS ON OAHU

KNIGHT RIDER TO FILM 2 DAYS ON OAHU

  NBC’s Knight Rider series will film two days on Oahu – Oct. 25 and 26 – all on the North Shore and primarily at the Turtle Bay Resort where cast and the Los Angeles crew will be staying. The iconic 1980s television series that starred David Hasselhoff has been reinvented and updated showcasing the new car KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) which is now equipped with an “AI” (artificial intelligence)  capable of hacking almost any system. KITT is not…

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MIRREN, IRONS, HOUNSOU, MOLINA TO STAR IN HAWAII-BASED SHAKESPEARE FILM ADAPTATION

MIRREN, IRONS, HOUNSOU, MOLINA TO STAR IN HAWAII-BASED SHAKESPEARE FILM ADAPTATION

PRODUCTION BULLETIN: Rumored for months among Hawaii crew and whispered between some local film commissioners now Miramax has confirmed that director Julie Taymor will film for as long as five weeks in Hawaii a big screen adaptation of the Shakespeare play The Tempest with several Oscar winning actors. Filming will begin next month on Lanai for about about four weeks followed by one to two weeks on the Big Island. The cast of Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou, Russell…

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