This week, Shane Black’s Predator reboot and Hallmark’s Like Cats and Dogs and start filming in Vancouver and British Columbia.
The Predator (aka Ollie) (Feature)
After originally being scheduled to start filming in Vancouver in October of last year, production on Shane Black’s Predator reboot finally starts today. Shane is best known as the creator of the Lethal Weapon movie series as well as directing/writing the screenplay for Iron Man 3. He’s no stranger to the Predator franchise though, having played the role of Hawkins in the 1987 movie while providing support and guidance to the rookie director John McTiernan.
In an interview with Collider.com, Shane describes the Predator reboot script he and Fred Dekker wrote as being part of the original mythos. According to The Hollywood Reporter, unlike what Predator fans may be used to, this movie will be set in suburbia and will include several fierce alien hunter killers. Full plot details have not been revealed yet.
The Predator reboot had originally planned to have Benicio Del Toro as the lead, but he was later replaced by Narcos star Boyd Holbrook. Here’s a roundup of the cast that have been announced so far via The Hollywood Reporter:
|Actor||Role||You may know them from|
|Boyd Holbrook||Ex-Marine||Narcos, Gone Girl, Milk|
|Olivia Munn||Scientist||Office Christmas Party, The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse, Miles From Tomorrowland|
|Keegan-Michael Key||Ex-Marine||MADtv, Let’s Be Cops, Tomorrowland|
|Trevante Rhodes||Ex-Marine/friend of Boyd Holbrook’s character||If Loving You Is Wrong|
|Jacob Tremblay||Son of Boyd Holbrook’s character||Room, Shut In|
|Sterling K. Brown||Government Agent||The People v. O.J. Simpson, This Is Us|
|Thomas Jane||The Expanse, The Mist|
|Alfie Allen||Ex-Marine||Game of Thrones|
|Yvonne Strahovski||Mother of Jacob Tremblay’s character/ex-wife of Boyd Holbrook’s character||Dexter, Chuck, 24: Live Another Day|
|Augusto Aguilera||Chasing Life|
|Jake Busey||Starship Troopers, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series|
Shane Black shared a couple of picture of some of the cast on his Twitter account:
Partial cast… beautiful human beings, good people. Also, killers. Cameras roll today. Follow me on Twitter for updates. Wish us luck. pic.twitter.com/vYGgGesW0Y
— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) February 20, 2017
Stone killers with serious acting chops — but which of them will be chopped… by THE PREDATOR? (See what I did there?) pic.twitter.com/H5lOw2K5vy
— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) March 9, 2017
Vancouver’s own Jacob Tremblay has been busy ever since his breakout performance in the 2015 film Room with Brie Larson which was filmed in the Toronto area. He was back home in Vancouver for a leading role in Wonder with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson which just wrapped up filming in Vancouver and area last September.
The Predator reboot is scheduled to continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until May 15th.
Like Cats and Dogs (TV Movie)
Cat owners and dog owners are often very different types of people. This couldn’t be more true with Spencer and Lola. Spencer is in town to meet an online date and Lola is in the same town to escape reality for a little while. Thanks to a booking mishap, the 2 strangers find themselves forced the share the same vacation rental house. If that weren’t enough, Spencer’s cat and Lola’s dog are joining them too. Although their guards are up and the situation is not ideal, all 4 find a way to make it work, and a romance eventually transpires.
Like Cats and Dogs was announced alongside 2 other dog-themed movies, Walking the Dog and Love at First Bark, during this year’s TCA press tour. Walking the Dog filmed on Vancouver Island during late 2016 while Love at First Bark just wrapped up at the beginning of February. The announcement was no surprise after the huge success of Unleashing Mr. Darcy which premiered during Hallmark’s 2016 Winterfest campaign; the film drew 3 million total viewers during its premiere alone.
Cassidy Gifford (The Gallows), Wyatt Nash (Hollywood Heights) and British Columbia based actors Drew Tanner (Date With Love), Jacky Lai (Beyond) and Nelson Wong (American Mary) are among the cast for the movie. Like Cats and Dogs will be filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until March 10th and premieres April 15th at 9pm on Hallmark Channel in the US as part of the network’s Spring Fling movie series. The movie is set in a small beach town, so perhaps we’ll see some of British Columbia’s beautiful coastline featured in the movie.
Also Starting This Week
Igniting Old Flames (TV Movie)
Filming until March 8th
Reboot: The Guardian Code (TV Series)
Cast: Luvia Petersen
Filming in Saanichton/Victoria and area until April 3rd.
For a full list of what’s filming in Vancouver and British Columbia right now, check out our In Production page.
Wrapping Up This Week
- The Mountain Between Us (Feature) with Kate Winslet, Idris Elba and Dermot Mulroney wraps up February 24th
- A Fool and His Honey (Aurora Teagarden 6) (TV Movie) with Candace Cameron Bure, Lexa Doig Marilu Henner, Miranda Frigon, Yannick Bisson, Peter Benson and Bruce Dawson wraps up February 24th
- Tiny House of Terror (TV Movie) with Nazneen Contractor, Francia Raisa, Jesse Hutch, Tammy Gillis and Matt Bellefleur wraps up February 24th
- Crowned & Moldering: A Fixer Upper Mystery (aka Fixer Upper Mystery 2) (TV Movie) with Jewel Kilcher wraps up February 26th
If you see any of these productions, including the Predator reboot or Like Cats and Dogs filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.