BATTLESHIP PRODUCTION MAY FILM USS MISSOURI TODAY AT PEARL HARBOR

BATTLESHIP PRODUCTION MAY FILM USS MISSOURI TODAY AT PEARL HARBOR





CBS‘ PLANNED UPDATED HAWAII FIVE-O SERIES LOOKS DOOMED





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It looks like today’s  the day when Universal Pictures films the relaunched USS Missouri cruising around Pearl Harbor for stock shots for the $150-million mega special effects film Battleship... The Missouri has been in dry dock at Pearl Harbor for nearly three months for renovation. It was relaunched yesterday….Sources said a film crew will be on the Missouri as well as on Navitek 1 which will be trailing the historic battleship…The shoot had tentatively been scheduled yesterday…The key shots that Universal wants are of the ship being towed and a photo team aboard the ship shooting “some real life video that may be enhanced later on,” a USS Missouri spokesperson said… Battleship, sources said, is expected to begin production this summer with three months of filming bginning in August on Oahu…




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Not good news about the Hawaii Five-0 remake. That’s according to entertainment journalist Diane Haithman in yesterday’s must read Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood…


In an extensive interview with Criminal Minds’ exec. producer/showrunner Ed Bernero (above) – he announced the police drama’s planned remake last spring – Bernero says he wrote a script  for CBS, one of three possible series to be done by Bernero….But CBS ended up ordering a pilot for Washington Field about the Washington field office of the FBI, Bernero said… And “that‘s when Hawaii Five-0 “ kind of went sideways,” he said…


“Now I think they’ve hired some movie writers to come in and do it as a show,” Bernero told Haithman. But Hawaii Five-0 “was never mine; I was kind of a hired gun. I kind of just hope they treat the property well – it was the ring tone on my phone before I did it. That’s my favorite show”…Bernero said he liked the Five-0 “because…it made being cops cool. And also for me and my mother, we used to watch it, and it was almost like going to Hawaii each week. It was like a vacation, because we didn’t have anything growing up. We were pretty poor….Bernero says if the series ever makes it to the screen “I hope they respect it. Too many times on remakes, they don’t respect the original material”…


The Hawaii Five-0 deal with CBS “hurt me a little bit — but it was never mine, it was theirs,” Bernero said. “They called me up and asked me if I wanted to do that. I got paid very well to do my take on it, I thought what I did was very respectful of the material, and it was never mine, so I don’t have a sense of, it was taken away from me, it was never mine in the first place, I was honored that they even thought of me to write it”…


According to the article, CBS honcho Les Moonves told Finke in an earlier interview that the network was passing on Five-0. Bernero said he was never told that by Moonves.


That is a great example of what I had been talking about, about male-female.” Bernero said. “I always found Hawaii Five O to be an exceptionally male show, and had written it with the notion of this son competing with his father, and I don’t think many people processed it”…“The other difficult thing about development is, nobody tells you the truth. They’ll call you up and say, oh, I loved this or I loved that, but don’t say I said that. And guys liked what I did, and I don’t think women got it”…




Clint Eastwood’s film Hereafter begins three days of filming on Maui next week, including one full day in and around Lahaina’s Front Street. Filming is Jan.12, 13, and 14.  Eastwood is directing…Front Street will be closed for its day long shoot, a first for a film in Maui County. That shot will be about a tsunami that detroys “an an unnamed Pacific island”…The two other Maui locations are on the westside  including a hotel and in sets being built on private land in Kapalua…Some cast and crew are staying at the Westin Maui in Kaanapali where a day of filming will be done…


The Maui storyline involves the devastating aftermaths of a tsunami and the toll  it has on the population, but especially the French journalist character played by Belgian actress Cecile De France…

Hereafter is a supernatural thriller about three people who are touched by death in very different ways. The lead characters are a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London schoolboy….

The filmiis also produced by Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy, and Robert Lorenz, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Tim Moore. It’s a Warner Brothers film with a December 2010 release…

Some 70-80 extras are being hired for the three-day shoot in which the month-long pre production already has started…Costume fitting dates are this week and finish tomorrow are …

Turns out that Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is still scouting with the Big Island getting a hard last look…Kauai still seems to be the front runner for the fourth segment in the billilon-dollar franchize. Hawaii location manager Val Kim (The Tempest) is doing the scout with production executives….




Soul Surfer star (l) with Bethany Hamilton


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Sony Entertainment’s Soul Surfer is in the midst of pre production on Oahu’s North Shore – based at the Turtle Bay Resort – with filming slated to begin Jan. 25. The bio pic about Kauai professional surfer Bethany Hamilton who had her left arm bitten off by a tiger shark while surfing at  Hanalei Bay stars AnnaSophia Robb (above left). Hamilton gave Robb surfing instructions on Kauai’s north shore over the holidays…





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  1. hi,so im a best friend of jessica griffiths!!! I am a big fan of the production keep on going with the hard work! Me and her attend the same school and i just wanted to say good luck with everything

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