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Month: December 2009

RENOVATED USS MISSOURI MAY APPEAR IN U’S “BATTLESHIP”

RENOVATED USS MISSOURI MAY APPEAR IN U’S “BATTLESHIP”

JUST IN: The historical USS Missouri which has been in dry dock at Pearl Harbor for nearly three months is being considered for a supporting roll in Universal Studio’s $150-million mega special effects flick Battleship… Missouri sources said that an Oahu production company will be hired by Universal Studios for the Jan. 7 filming using two teams of photographers to capture the vessel coming out of dry dock and sailing to the Pearl Harbor entrance then returning to its docking pier……

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EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

Lahaina’s Front Street (above) is one of the three locations for Clint Eastwood‘s film Hereafter in which the sometime-Maui resident is directing…Filming is Jan. 12, 13, and 14. Front Street will be closed for a day long shoot – dawn to dusk – a first for a film in Maui County. The two other locations are on the westside  including a hotel and sets being built on private land in Kapalua… Cast and crew reportedly will stay at the Westin Kaanapali…

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BETHANY HAMILTON DOES “TODAY” ON FRIDAY

BETHANY HAMILTON DOES “TODAY” ON FRIDAY

AFTER SURFING JAWS THIS WEEK SOUL SURFER’S HAMILTON TAKES OFF FOR  BIG APPLE Bethany Hamilton will appear on NBC’s Today Show on Friday at 8 a.m. (Hawaii time) to discuss her film, surfing career, recent surfing at Jaws on Maui, and her film Soul Surfer which is now in pre production at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore…Hamilton “officially” will announce Soul Surfer’s stars, including AnnaSophia Robb who portrays Hamilton, Lorraine Nicholson, 19, (bottom left) who plays Hamilton’s…

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U’S “BATTLESHIP” TO FILM IN HAWAII THIS SUMMER BUT AUSTRALIA FIRST

U’S “BATTLESHIP” TO FILM IN HAWAII THIS SUMMER BUT AUSTRALIA FIRST

BATTLESHIP DIRECTOR PETER BERG TELLS REPORTERS “MOST” OF THE FILMING WILL BE IN AUSTRALIA The Hawaii filming of Universal Studio’s $150-million mega pic Battleship has been pushed until mid summer while the production likely will start the shoot in Australia, several sources have confirmed. That’s a reversal of the original plans since producers were going to film in Hawaii first beginning as soon as April…Not to worry, a source says, this “alternative” was always in the plan as a possibility……

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SOUL SURFER STARTS PRE-PRO MONDAY; FILMING LATE JANUARY

SOUL SURFER STARTS PRE-PRO MONDAY; FILMING LATE JANUARY

Bethany Hamilton at Kawela Bay SOUL SURFER SUBJECT SLATED FOR NBC’S TODAY SHOW APPEARANCE FRIDAY DEC. 11 Six weeks of pre preproduction on the long-delayed biopic Soul Surfer about Kauai wave rider Bethany Hamilton who had an arm amputated in a shark attack begins monday, several sources confirmed. That’s more good news for Hawaii’s production community and co producers Brookwell/McNamara Entertainment who have labored for months on the script and helping to cement funding. Filming is scheduled to start either…

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