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“BATTLESHIP” BATTLES OFF BARBERS POINT

“BATTLESHIP” BATTLES OFF BARBERS POINT

HAWAII 2010 PRODUCTIONS REVENUES EXPECTED TO EXCEED $350 MILLION! LEGISLATORS! ARE YOU LISTENING? Universal Pictures mega action film Battleship did two days of shooting more than a mile offshore Barbers Point Thursday and Friday staging battles on a huge production filled and staged barge anchored offshore. The production’s equipment, crew, and actors, reportedly including Taylor Kitsch, were shuttled to the barge on boats based at the Kalaeloa Deep Draft Harbor’s Pier 1… Battleship is based on the Hasbro board game….

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UNIVERSALS’ MEGA-BUDGET “BATTLESHIP” STARTS PREP FILMING TOMORROW!

UNIVERSALS’ MEGA-BUDGET “BATTLESHIP” STARTS PREP FILMING TOMORROW!

THE $200 MILLION-PLUS ACTION PIC STARTS PREP FILMING WITH STUNTS AT BARBER’S POINT, PIER 1 MAIN FILMING STARTS AUG. 30 Battleship crew say they are amazed at how “huge” this film is, telling Reel Hawaii that the budget could hit $250-million…None of the film’s primary actors have been fitted for wardrobe…The crew call for tomorrow’s shoot is 4:30 a.m.!… All six weeks of Oahu filming will be exteriors – four weeks on land, including the USS MIssouri, and one week…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” NEEDS TO BOOK EXTRAS

“HAWAII FIVE-0” NEEDS TO BOOK EXTRAS

Hawaii Five-0 is looking for extras with adults of any age and ethnicity  for background extras and speaking roles…The casting call is Saturday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Aloha Tower Marketplace…Participants should bring a headshot photograph and resume… The CBS Hawaii Five-0 premiere is Sept. 20.

BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

Brooklyn Decker has been cast in the action-adventure Battleship that starts shooting on Oahu Aug. 30…The 23-year-old Sports Illustrated cover model joins Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, and Alexander Skarsgard… The film is based on the adaptation of Hasbro’s naval combat board game. The naval fleet must defend the planet from alien invaders… Decker earlier this year was on Maui shooting the comedy Just Go With It Aadam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston…

UNIVERSAL’S’ “BATTLESHIP’ SETS SAIL AUG. 30

UNIVERSAL’S’ “BATTLESHIP’ SETS SAIL AUG. 30

OAHU  SCHEDULE INCLUDES FIVE DAYS FILMING ON WATER & REMAINING FOUR WEEKS ON LAND Universal’s Battleship starts filming on Oahu Aug. 30. Pre pro already started…The movie is an adaptation of the Hasbro board game and reportedly now has a budget of $200 million… No major movie stars have been signed…Cast now includes Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch and  Rihanna, in her feature debut…The rumor mill also has Hamish Linklater (Fantastic Four) joining the cast as Cal, “a brainy scientist”… Director is Peter Berg, who…

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CBS’ “HAWAII FIVE-0” IS TV GUIDE’S COVER STORY

CBS’ “HAWAII FIVE-0” IS TV GUIDE’S COVER STORY

“PIRATES 4” WRAPS THIS WEEK ON OAHU; SETS SAIL FOR THE UK

“PIRATES 4” WRAPS THIS WEEK ON OAHU; SETS SAIL FOR THE UK

“I think we’ve all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically.” – Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) said yesterday via the web… Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides wraps this Friday on Oahu with filming throughout the week in a large warehouse near Honolulu International Airport where some mega sets have been built… The production spent about two weeks shooting off Windward Oahu primarily Heeia Pier and in Kaneohe Bay… By the time the production is wrapped out…

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ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” AUDITION DRAWS HUNDREDS OF HOPEFULS

ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” AUDITION DRAWS HUNDREDS OF HOPEFULS

HAWAII FIVE-0 IS A LOCATIONS MACHINE! SHOOTING AT IOLANI SCHOOL, INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE, FORT DERUSSY & UPPER MANOA Several hundred acting hopefuls descended on ABC’s Off the Map extras’ audition last weekend for a chance to appear in the show when it starts filming five episodes on Oahu Aug. 30…Some arrived in Latin American themed clothing since the storyline line is in the Amazon…Casting executives were looking for Spanish looking people of all ages with Spanish speaking being a plus…The casting…

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“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10

“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10

The 65-year-old British actress portrays Prospera, an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on her magical island…The Tempest was directed by Julie Taymor…The Film Society of Lincoln Center named director Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as the festival’s Centerpiece, to be screened on Saturday, October 2…That’ll be just a few weeks after it closes the Venice Film Festival…Taymor started adapting Shakespeare’s The Tempest in October 2008, starting with recasting the duke Prospero with Mirren, and naming her Prospera…Filming was initially  delayed…

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