HALONA LOOKOUT AND RIFLE RANGE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR “PIRATES” FILMING

HALONA LOOKOUT AND RIFLE RANGE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR “PIRATES” FILMING







HAWAII LANDS ANOTHER BIG BUDGET FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION!



It looks like Journey to the Center of the Earth 2 is ready to go for a Hawaii start this fall…Star Josh Hutcherson in a published report confirms that the shooting starts on the sequel this fall in Hawaii and he’s taking over for Brendan Fraser as the lead. Here’s how he explained it: “My character is really cool. In the beginning he’s going to probably be driving a motorcycle, so it’s this whole different character”…



According to mainland production sources, Journey will begin pre production in Hawaii next month with filming September and into December…Production executives apparently are still deciding which island to film on…




The original film was released in 2008 starring Hutcherson and Brendan Fraser…Filming will also be done in Australia…Brad Peyton is directing…



Journey is being produced by Contrafilm, New Line Cinema, and Walden Media. New Line Cinema will distribute…

Release date is tentatively set for September 2011…





NEWS ALERT! Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation is advising that the parking lot for Halona Lookout and access to the lookout and cove will be closed tomorrow and Friday for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The closure is need, city officials said, to allow the Disney production film crew to “work with large pieces of equipment in the area, and to keep a portion of the area clear for picture, what is seen from the camera’s vantage point.” There are no public restrictions elsewhere on the coast, just in the immediate filming area…


Public access to the hilly area mauka of the cove will also be restricted to keep the area clear for the camera’s vantage point…


Additionally, the rifle range will be closed to the public on the same two days since  it will be used as a working basecamp for production to house the trucks and equipment in a contained area to minimize the impact of production in the area to the general public…The production company will be required to cover the costs of opening the rifle range on two future dates that would normally be closed to the public to make up for the Thursday and Friday closure…



We appreciate the public’s patience over the next two days,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.  “We want to continue to encourage the growth of the film industry in Hawaii.  At the same time, we appreciate the production company’s offer to cover the cost of opening the rifle range on two future dates.  We’ll likely use the funds to keep open the range on tow of the furlough days when it would normally have been closed”…



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