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Month: October 2009

“BATTLESHIP” SCOUTING OAHU; EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” FILMS SET FOR JAN.; CLOONEY STARS IN “DESCENDANTS”

“BATTLESHIP” SCOUTING OAHU; EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” FILMS SET FOR JAN.; CLOONEY STARS IN “DESCENDANTS”

George Clooney to star in The Descendants filming on Oahu and Kauai in March Despite news about the Hawaii Film Office possibly facing staff reductions next month, several major productions are still planning to shoot in Hawaii… Clint Eastwood‘s (above right) film Hereafter – now shooting in Paris and the French Alps – plans to film on Oahu for at least three days in January…Director Alexander Payne (Sideways) arrives in Hawaii on Sunday for two weeks of scouting on Kauai and…

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PREDATORS HITS THE BIG ISLAND JUNGLE

PREDATORS HITS THE BIG ISLAND JUNGLE

Filming of 20th Century Fox’s $40-million creature feature Predators started last week along the Hamakua Coast and continues for another two weeks. As previously noted in Reel Hawaii, Oscar winner Adrien Brody (above) stars as the film’s central character, Royce, who hunts the bad guys that aliens kidnap and take back to their homeworld to hunt down as sport… Alice Braga (above) is Isabelle, an expert sniper…Danny Trejo is Cuchillo, a Mexican drug soldier whose favorite weapons  are two Uzis strapped…

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UNIVERSAL’S $100-MILLION BATTLESHIP FEATURE TO SET SAIL FOR HAWAII FILMING IN APRIL

UNIVERSAL’S $100-MILLION BATTLESHIP FEATURE TO SET SAIL FOR HAWAII FILMING IN APRIL

DIRECTOR PETER BERG (LEFT) RETURNS TO HAWAII TO DIRECT BATTLESHIP In what would be Hawaii’s biggest budget film since Tropic Thunder, Universal Studios Battleship – directed by Peter Berg – is expected to begin filming on Oahu in April…Battleship has a planned release for July 1, 2011. The live-action film is based on Hasbro’s naval combat board game… Scott Stuber and his Universal-based Stuber Pictures will produce Battleship with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir, Berg and his Film 44…

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BOOK ‘EM DANNO (AGAIN)

BOOK ‘EM DANNO (AGAIN)

Reporting from the Sedona Film Festival in Arizona: Rumors have been circulating for months that CBS was close to finally reviving the iconic police drama Hawaii Five-0 after an announcement more than a year ago…Now it’s official… CBS made the announcement yesterday saying that writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen) will do the screenplay… “It obviously will be a very updated, modern version,” a source at CBS told Reel Hawaii… Kurtzman, Orci and Peter Lenkov,…

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WEDDING DAY FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP’S THE HONEYMOON

WEDDING DAY FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP’S THE HONEYMOON

PREDATORS CAST ANNOUNCED! JUST IN: The $40-million Predators creature feature which starts filming on the Big Island Oct. 12 will star  Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, who, according to Big Island sources, plays a mercenary named Royce. Other cast members include The Shield’s Walter Goggins, I Am Legend’s Alice Braga, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali from The 4400, and Oleg Taktarov and Louiz Ozawa… The script follows a group of elite warriors who are being hunted by members of a race of merciless alien trackers…

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