Skyscraper with The Rock and Marwencol with Steve Carell Start Filming

Skyscraper with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Marwencol with Steve Carell have started filming in Vancouver and British Columbia. As the busy streak continues in Hollywood North, The 100 Season 5 and 5 TV movies start filming this week as well.

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Skyscraper Starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Image via Instagram / @therock

Skyscraper (Feature)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is in town for his latest action movie called Skyscraper. Dwayne plays a character named Will Ford. After a career with the FBI as a Hostage Rescue Team Lead, Will now assesses the security of skyscrapers for a living. Things take a turn for the worse when Will is framed for a fire in what was supposed to be the tallest and safest building in the world. With his family trapped inside the skyscraper, Will has to attempt to rescue them and find out who caused the disaster so he can bring them to justice.

The Rock will be joined by Neve Campbell (Scream, House of Cards), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Orange is the New Black), Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Marco Polo) and Noah Taylor (Preacher, Game of Thrones). The story was written by Rawson Marshall Thurber who is also directing the film.

Last week Dwayne Johnson tugged on the heartstrings of Vancouverites with a heartfelt video posted to his Instagram account. In the video The Rock says Vancouver is one of his “favourite cities in the world” and talks about his first pro football game which took place in the city while he was playing for the Calgary Stampeders CFL Team.

The Rock also shared a behind the scenes picture of himself alongside writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber and cinematographer Robert Elswit on set of Skyscraper:

Signs for the movie were spotted at the Pinnacle Hotel in near the Shipyards in North Vancouver on Tuesday, and they will be spending some time at the Canada Post Building, a filming hot spot in downtown Vancouver which serves as a studio-like facility to many productions.

Skyscraper is scheduled to continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until November 17th and is slated to be released in theatres on July 13th, 2018.

Marwencol (aka Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project, The Women of Marwen) (Feature)

Production of Marwencol was originally expected to kick off this week, but according to the DGCBC, the start date was moved ahead to last Friday. The movie stars Steve Carell (Anchorman, The Office) as Mark Hogancamp, a man who lost his memory following a horrific attack. As he begins to recover, Mark turns to building a miniature village to help him cope and pass the time. The village is comprised of dolls whose identities he believes are real.

As the current working title suggests, Oscar winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is directing the film from a script he wrote alongside Caroline Thompson. Robert is best known for writing the Back to the Future movie franchise as well as producing The Polar Express.

Here’s a roundup of the cast according to the film’s IMDb page:

Actor Role You may know them from
Steve Carell Mark Hogancamp Anchorman, The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Gwendoline Christie Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Eiza González Caralala From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Baby Driver, True Love
Diane Kruger Deja Thoris Inglourious Basterds, The Bridge
Leslie Mann Knocked Up, 17 Again, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Janelle Monáe You’ve probably heard of her from her music, but also Hidden Figures, Moonlight
Stefanie von Pfetten Wendy Shooter, The Man in the High Castle, Cracked
Neil Jackson Kurt Sleepy Hollow, Make It or Break It, Quantum of Solace
Falk Hentschel Hauptsturmführer Ludwig Topf Legends of Tomorrow, Reckless, Knight and Day

Thanks to @chefbk11 for the tweet below of Lefeuvre Road in Abbotsford which was closed down for the movie near McTavish Road from Tuesday to today.

@AlMcL30d got a glimpse of the small village set on the property near Lefeuvre Road and McTavish Road:

Marwencol is scheduled to continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until October 19th and will be released in theatres on November 21st, 2018.

A big thank you to @lemon_buzz for first breaking the news that both of these movies would be coming to Vancouver to film!

Also Starting This Week

The 100 – Season 5 (TV Series)
Cast: Eliza Taylor, Tasya Teles
Filming until January 29th, 2018

All of My Heart 2 (TV Movie)
Cast: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott
Filming until September 1st

Love Struck Cafe (TV Movie)
Cast: Cassidy Nugent
Filming until September 1st

Hailey Dean Mysteries 3 (TV Movie)
Cast: Kellie Martin, Josh Sabarra‏
Filming until September 7th

Mistletoe Inn (TV Movie)
Cast: Alicia Witt, Lucie Guest, David Alpay
Filming until September 8th
Read more about Mistletoe Inn HERE.

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

  • Four Christmases and a Wedding (TV Movie) with Arielle Kebbel, Markie Post, Corey Sevier, Madison Smith, Donna Benedicto, Caitlin Stryker, Jarrod Terrell and Cassidy Nugent wrapped up August 14th
  • Beyond – Season 2 (TV Series) with Burkely Duffield, Romy Rosemont, Michael McGrady, Eden Brolin, Dilan Gwyn and Jonathan Whitesell wrapped up August 11th (was originally scheduled to wrap August 16th)

If you see any of these productions, including Skyscraper or Marwencol filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.