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:
Dream team. Officially kicking off DAY 1 of shooting our action thriller #SKYSCRAPER. To my right, our director/writer @RawsonThurber. To my left, the real star of our movie, legendary cinematographer and Oscar winner, #RobertElswit. From ROGUE NATION and GHOST PROTOCOL to MICHAEL CLAYTON to THE TOWN and to his Oscar win for one of my favorite films, THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Robert's on the Mt. Rushmore of Cinematographers and I'm grateful and inspired to work with this legendary bad ass. What a dream team and crew I'm honored to create and drop sweat with. Day 1 and takin' it to new heights. Literally. #TallestBuildingInTheWorld #SKYSCRAPER #Day1 #ThurberJohnsonElswit
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:
|You may know them from
|Anchorman, The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
|Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
|From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Baby Driver, True Love
|Inglourious Basterds, The Bridge
|Knocked Up, 17 Again, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
|You’ve probably heard of her from her music, but also Hidden Figures, Moonlight
|Stefanie von Pfetten
|Shooter, The Man in the High Castle, Cracked
|Sleepy Hollow, Make It or Break It, Quantum of Solace
|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.
— ChefB (@chefbk11) August 16, 2017
@AlMcL30d got a glimpse of the small village set on the property near Lefeuvre Road and McTavish Road:
— Allan (@AlMcL30d) August 18, 2017
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.