It’s a big week in Hollywood North with the new Power Rangers movie filming starting as well as Wayward Pines Season 2, new TV series When We Rise, Legends of the Hidden Temple and Three Bedrooms One Corpse.
Power Rangers (Feature)
It’s Morphin’ Time! The new Power Rangers movie filming officially gets underway in Vancouver today (February 29th).
The Power Rangers franchise first premiered as a TV series in 1993. Since then it has continued in various different TV adaptations. There’s also been 2 Power Rangers movies already: 1995’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and 1997’s Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. It all started with a team of 5 high school students. They are given the ‘power’ to morph into Power Rangers and are tasked with saving the world from evil Rita Repulsa and her various henchmen.
Although it’s been said that the new movie will be a reimagining of the original story, we’re hoping they won’t stray too far from the characters and storyline many grew to know and love. At the very least, thanks to casting announcements, we know many of key characters will be returning including the evil Rita Repulsa and 5 of the original Rangers. We haven’t seen any casting news for Zordon but I’m sure that will come soon. Also absent from casting news (so far) is Tommy/Green Ranger/White Ranger.
Here’s a roundup of the cast we know of so far:
|Actor||Role||You may know them from|
|Elizabeth Banks||Rita Repulsa||The Hunger Games Series, Pitch Perfect Series|
|Naomi Scott||Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger||The Martian, The 33|
|Becky G. (Gomez)||Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger||Empire|
|RJ Cyler||Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger||Me and Earl and the Dying Girl|
|Darce Montgomery||Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger||A Few Less Men|
|Lundi Lin||Zack Taylor/Black Ranger||Monster Hunt, The Shannon Entropy|
We already know of one of the Power Rangers movie filming locations will be Vancouver’s Gladstone Secondary School. They’ll be filming 3 evening/overnight shoots in the area this week including a dialogue scene and what looks like to be an exciting car chase and stunt scene. Check out our Filming Locations page for details on these scenes and more filming around Vancouver and area. Special thank you to Chris @HelloILikeIt for being the first person to find and post details for the Power Rangers movie filming!
Feeling nostalgic yet? As a refresher of what Power Rangers is all about, check out this trailer from its first season.
The Power Rangers movie filming in Vancouver and area will continue until May 25th and is expected to be released sometime in 2017. Keep an eye out for their production sign codes SPC.
Also Starting This Week
When We Rise (TV Series)
When We Rise is a new TV mini-series from ABC Studios. The series explores the history of the U.S. Civil Rights movement throughout the last decade through the lens of a diverse LGBT family. It’s being written by Dustin Lance Black and executive produced by Gus Van Sant. When We Rise will be filming in Vancouver and area until June 15th.
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (TV Movie)
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, the third installment in the Aurora Teagarden movie series from Hallmark Movies & Mysteries starts filming in Vancouver and area February 29th. They’re based on the popular book series written by Charlaine Harris.
The first two movie adaptations also filmed in the Vancouver area and premiered last year. The series features Fuller House/Full House star Candace Cameron Bure. She plays the title character Aurora Teagarden who is a small town librarian. But she’s not just any librarian. Aurora spends her time investigating various mysteries around town.
In the third book, Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, Aurora attempts to take on her family real estate business. What seems like a good idea quickly makes a turn for the worse when dead bodies are discovered during her showings.
If you haven’t seen the first two movies, check out this video about the original:
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse will be filming in Vancouver and area until March 18th and premieres Sunday, June 12 at 9pm on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
A Time To Dance (TV Movie)
A Time To Dance is the Hallmark movie adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s book of the same name. The story follows John and Abby who appear to be a match made in heaven. What their friends and family don’t know is they’re actually planning a divorce. Stars Jennie Garth (Beverley Hills 90210), Dan Payne (All Yours) and Corbin Bernsen (LA Law, Psych). A Time To Dance will be filming in Vancouver and area until March 18th and will premiere Sunday, May 15th at 9pm.
Wayward Pines (TV Series) Season 2
Filming in Vancouver and area until June 24th and will premiere in the summer of this year. Check out our article HERE for more details and a couple of pictures from their new town set in Burnaby.
Legends of the Hidden Temple (TV Movie)
The hugely popular 1990s Nickelodeon TV game show series is making a comeback as a TV movie this year. According to Variety.com, in the movie adaptation, three siblings must conquer a series of obstacles to remain alive, mirroring the theme of the original game show. Legends of the Hidden Temple will be filming in Vancouver and area until April 1st and is expected to premiere later this year.
For a full list of everything that’s filming in Vancouver and British Columbia right now, check out our In Production page.
Wrapping Up This Week
- Faint of Heart (TV Movie) wraps up March 3rd
- Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente (TV Movie) with Dylan Neal, Brooke Burns and Ali Skovbye wraps up on March 2nd
- Imaginary Mary (TV Pilot) with Stephen Schneider and Jenna Elfman wraps up March 4th
- Nations at War (Documentary) wraps up March 7th
- Scorched Earth (Feature) with Dean S. Jagger, Patrick Gilmore, Gina Carano, John Hannah wraps up March 7th
- Stagecoach (Feature) with Trace Adkins, Judd Nelson, Kim Coates wraps up March 6th
If you see any of these productions, including the Power Rangers movie filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.