“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”




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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…



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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 Oahu for his film The Descendants that’s slated to begin shooting here in March….Meanwhile, scouts and other production executives for the $140-million Universal Studios Battleship – slated for an April start – have been scouting Oahu with film commissioner Walea Constantinau, according to production sources…Laure Matteson, location manager for the 2001 Jurassic Park III which filmed on Oahu, is handling location duties for Battleship…Matteson also appeared in several Hawaii Five-0 episodes in the late 1970s in the recurring character Luana…


The other  really BIG news regarding Fox Searchlight’s $20-million Descendants is that super star George Clooney will star  in the Kaui Hemmings’ book adaptation. Pre production begins in January with filming starting in March…Descendants‘ producer George Parra arrives on Oahu in a week for a few days of scouting here as well…


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Eastwood’s Hereafter is a supernatural thriller by Frost/Nixon and The Queen writer Peter Morgan that stars Matt Damon as a reluctant psychic. The film tells three parallel stories that eventually intersect – about a French TV journalist, played by Cecile de France, who suffers a near-death experience during the Asian tsunami of 2004; a drug-addicted English single mother, played by Lyndsey Marshal, who loses one of her twin 10-year-old sons in a car accident; and Damon’s character, who can talk to the dead but prefers not to. De France and Marshal contact Damon in a desperate quest for answers and consolation…Warner Bros. is financing the movie, which is produced by Eastwood’s Malpaso…



Battleship is set for a July 1, 2011. Peter Berg is directing the live-action pic based on Hasbro’s naval combat board game. Berg has called the film “a contemporary story of an international five-ship fleet engaged in a very dynamic, violent and intense battle”…The studio has not yet decided how long filming will be in Hawaii but an L.A. source connected to the film said “it may look like the whole show.” Oahu scouting continues for the  next few days…





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Twentieth Century Fox’s Predators starring Adrien Brody (below) wraps 22 days of filming today…In his off time Brody enjoyed the sunny Kona coast…


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

  1. Wow! I am crazy about George Clooney.
    I believe that he is the the hottest guy in hollywood.

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