PREDATORS HITS THE BIG ISLAND JUNGLE

PREDATORS HITS THE BIG ISLAND JUNGLE



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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…


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Alice Braga (above) is Isabelle, an expert sniper…Danny Trejo is Cuchillo, a Mexican drug soldier whose favorite weapons  are two Uzis strapped on his back; Walt Goggins is Stans, a convict who has spent his entire life in prison;  Louis Ozawa is Hanzo, a Japanese Yakuza strong man who uses a katana; Oleg Taktarov is Nikolai, an expert with a shotgun; Mahershalalhashbaz Ali is Mombasa, a member of a Africa death squad; and Topher Grace is Edwin, whose day job is as an accountant but a serial killer at night…


A leaked version of the script  has us meeting Royce right away a a policeman who is taking down a criminal when he’s abducted and whisked off-planet by a visiting Predator. Royce is parachuted down into the jungle landscape of the Predator home world where he meets up with seven other kidnapped humans, each a predator of their own kind. Together the eight humans have to survive the threats of the alien jungle as well as being hunted by three “super Predators” described as a “Predator on steroids”…


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Island Film Group and MarVista Entertainment’s Deadly Honeymoon – formerly The Honeymoon – wraps this Tuesday at Halawa Valley Studios where one of the two stages has been made to look like the interior of a cruise ship…The $1-million drama stars Summer Glau (above right) as the bride Lindsey Forrest and Chris Carmack (above left) as the groom…Deadly Honeymoon is directed by Paul Shapiro





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Watching the wedding from the wings was Summer’s real-life beau Daniel Wisler, who was quick to pick her up and whisk her away from hunky Carmack

Watching the wedding from the wings was Glau’s boyfriend Cooper Reynolds (right)…
















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MORE GOOD HAWAII PRODUCTION NEWS! Jason Lau and his Talk Story Productions will co produce with Irish Dream Time and Magnet Media Group the feature film in Hawaii Spy Vs. Stu  early next year starring sometime Kauai resident Pierce Brosnan (above), who also is a producer…New Line Cinema is distributor…Release date is 2011…


Writers are Adam “Tex” Davis, Allie Dvorin, and Keith Mitchell…



Brosnan’s character’s name is Simon Devine…



The comedy/romance features Stu, a regular guy with commitment problems. He whisks his girlfriend away for an island vacation where he plans to ask her to marry him. But also vacationing on the island is a spy (Brosnan) who has his eye on Stu’s woman and becomes a very tough-to-be beat suitor…


Spy Vs. Stu will be directed by Howard Deutch


Talk Story Productions most recently shot The Tempest starring Helen Mirren, an adaptation from Shakespeare’s original text  by Julie Taymor. The film which was shot on Lanai and the Big Island co starred Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper, Djimon Honsou, Russell Brand, David Strathairn, Alan Cumming, Tom Conti, Felicity Jones, Reeve Carney, and Ben Whishaw. The Tempest has a tentative release date in early 2010…






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