This past weekend I stayed out overnight for a shoot of the major motion picture "Robocop". A remake of the 1980s classic starring Peter Weller.
With "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman now at the helm, the remake recently moved production to Vancouver to film some scenes.
Originally shot mostly in Toronto & Hamilton this past summer/fall, production moved to Vancouver partly to accomodate the star Joel Kinnaman, as he is still actively filming The Killing here in Vancouver, and partly because the people in charge felt they werent getting everything they hoped for out of Toronto. The experience & skill of Vancouver won out. The production moved to Vancouver for a 16 day shoot of new scenes.
In this video we see Robocop (I believe the stunt man did this take...hard to tell when they were both in the suit which 1 is which) driving along the streets of Detroit coming in towards the headquarters of the fictitious Omnicorp.
EDIT (May 20, 2013)- As I promised in the original posting of this blog, there was another video of Robocop drawing his gun for a take.
Here it is.
Over the few weeks I have caught up with the filming for season 2 of the AMC crime drama "The Killing" on a few occasions.
If you read my blog with any level of regularness (is that a word? well, it is now) you likely saw my blog awhile ago with my 1st photos of Joel Kinnaman on set with his new partner Gregg Henry as they take off in a car chase here http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/6/post/2013/04/amc-critically-acclaimed-drama-the-killing-is-filming-its-3rd-season-despite-originally-being-canceled-giving-countless-other-shows-hope-of-a-resurrection.html
I've caught up with Holder a couple other times since then and once before then.
First time was in March.
I actually saw Mireille Enos very breifly that day at a scene at a school yard. Shortly after her scene, they changed locations to an long overpass that goes overtop of railroad tracks. There I ran into Joel Kinnaman for the 1st time and was taken aback by the very professional looking attire Mr. Holder was wearing. Gone was his trademark hoodies, replaced by a suit & trenchcoat.
More recently, in the last week of April I found them 2 days in a row.
The 1st was a night scene of Holder in his more usual attire of a hoodie & driving with a female teenage street kid that he meets up with under an overpass. Because of how dark it was, I really didnt get much in the way of photos that night. Took a few of the fake rain they were making by having a guy standing ontop of the overpass spraying down to the street they were filming on with a firehose.
The next day however, I found Joel & Mireille on set between scenes hanging out. While I again was unable to see much of the actual scene, since they had lots of skrims around the car they were filming in to block out the very sunny weather we were having that day, I did manage quite a few pics of the stars hanging out chatting & sharing some laughs.
A couple days ago I caught the crew filming near my house. This time, no cast I was familiar with. The scene consisted of 2 street kids having a conversation at the edge of an alley with 1 telling the other to be carefull out there.
Currently, Joel's upcoming feature film "Robocop" a reboot of the 1980s classic is doing some shooting in Vancouver. I caught up with Joel at that set Friday night, and will post some pics from that set as well later this week. In the mean time, here is the handful of pics I have from the recent shoots for "The Killing"
Season 3 of The Killing will begin airing on AMC starting June 2nd
EDIT - 1 of the street kids in the scene I alluded to is "Bullet" played by Bex Taylor-Klaus
You can find more on her character & other characters for season 3 here
AMC critically acclaimed drama "The Killing" is filming its 3rd season, despite originally being Canceled - Giving countless other shows hope of a resurrection
Some people dont know this but... AMC renewed the critically acclaimed cop drama "The Killing" awhile ago for an unexpected 3rd season.
After canceling the show about a pair of cops who solved the 2 season long querie "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?", AMC opted to bring it back after lots of fan support & a deal that was reached between Fox Television Studios & Online streaming service "Netflix" to produce the 3rd season.
As a fan of the show, I am excited by this news. As an autograph hound, overjoyed, as Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop ) and Mireille Enos (World War Z ) seem to only being going up in star ratings with their major roles in these 2 anticipated releases.
last time I blogged about this show, it was for the season 2 finale, as I GUESSED (or predicted, however you want to call it) Rosie Larsen's killer would be Aunt Terry. http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/06/for-2-years-we-all-have-asked-who-killed-rosie-larsen-tonight-we-find-out-on-the-killing-i-know-for-sure-it-was-not-me.html it would also be the last blog I ever did in that blog section.
Lots has changed since season 2. All the main/secondary cast from the 1st two seasons are gone but Holder & Linden. We now find Stephen Holder ( Joel Kinnaman ) donning Detective duds & not his trademark slacker/sleazeball look he carried throughout the 2 previous seasons as a narcotics cop turned homicide investigator. Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos ) is no longer on the force, but is drawn back in after a case Holder is working on connects to a string of murders connected to a case she led (perhaps the mysterious case referenced several times over Seasons 1 & 2).
New to the cast will be Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Hugh Dillion, Gregg Henry & Amy Seimetz as well as many more.
The premiere for season 3 is still several weeks away, but I caught them a couple times out filming scenes for the upcoming season. The 1st day I got to set just as Mireille Enos did a scene at a school in the playground. Shortly after she wrapped, and Joel Kinnaman came to do scenes a block away at an walking overpass. I didnt take any photos that day that were too impressive. A few days later they returned to the area on the other side of the train tracks the overpass covers to film a scene where Holder & his new partner (I believe Gregg Henry, but cant be sure) are staking out a complex when a car comes screeching out & takes off from the area leading to the new Detective & his partner to follow.
The 1 notable I have noticed missing this season so far that I saw at so many sets in season 1 & 2, rain towers. While they did soak the streets down, they didnt have the massive rain towers working to give the impression of a monsoon level rain that the creators gave Seattle, Washington in seasons 1 & 2.
With The Killing returning for a 3rd season after its cancelation, many other shows that have been canceled are looking at its resurrection as a sign that their show too can be brought back. Maybe Netflix, who has helped Arrested Development return as well will be a major force in bringing shows back for 1 or 2 more seasons for fans who are devoted to trying to push for another season or two of their favorites. Could TNT hit "Leverage" garner this type of consideration? We will see as time goes on how Netflix handles the influx of canceled shows & the rabid fanbases wanting to resurrect their favorite shows. If only this option existed when "Dead Like Me" was unjustly canceled by Showtime.
Here is a handfull of photos I took of the scene being shot earlier this month for season 3 of The Killing
EDIT - These are photos from episode 4.
They are of Holder & his new partner Reddick (Gregg Henry) , chasing after 1 of the suspects Goldie ( Brendan Fletcher ) & another woman.
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