Filming in Vancouver: The Predator, The Mountain Between Us, ReBoot: The Guardian Code, and more

Boyd Holbrook will star in The Predator.

Creative fields can be unpredictable at times, and the world of film and TV are no exception.

In this week’s roundup of what’s shooting in Vancouver, we take a look at two productions that had some shooting dates changed.

There’s also a major Hollywood film wrapping up, and two TV series about super smart teens starting up. So let’s get to it, shall we?

First up, there’s the long-awaited sequel to the 1987 action-horror blockbuster Predator, which has been experiencing a series of delays in its production dates (not to mention some conflicting reports).

The Predator was originally slated to start shooting in Vancouver from September 26 to December 20. It was then postponed until October 17, to continue until February 8.

Benicio del Toro was said to have been in talks to play the lead but was reported to have dropped out a week before production was scheduled to begin.

The project is now scheduled to start today (February 20) and to continue until May 15.

Boyd Holbrook

The cast now includes Boyd Holbrook (Milk, Gone Girl) in the lead, with Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, and Olivia Munn.

Thomas Jane and 50 Cent are in talks to join the cast.

Olivia Munn

Vancouver child star Jacob Tremblay, who rose to acclaim for his role in Room, was recently added to the cast.

Tremblay recently shot the feature film Wonder in Vancouver, with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson playing his parents.

Jacob Tremblay

But there’s quite a wait before fans get to see the final product on the big screen—the film is scheduled for a theatrical release on March 2, 2018.

Kate Winslet

Meanwhile, a major film production leaving town—and taking its stars with it—is The Mountain Between Us.

The survival drama will finish shooting here in Vancouver and other locations in B.C. on Friday (February 24). It began production on December 5, with a break for the holiday season during Christmas and New Years’ Day.

Idris Elba

The film, based on Charles Martin’s 2010 novel and directed by Hany Abu-Assad, stars British actors Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, along with Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County), Waleed Zuaiter, Lee Majdoub, Tintswalo Khumbuza, Adam Lolacher, and Marci T. House.

Dermot Mulroney

Winslet and Elba play two passengers who survive a plane crash in the mountains. As they rely upon another as they struggle to get out of the wilderness while contending with injuries, they begin to develop deeper feelings for one another.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Going back to changed production dates, there’s good news for superhero fans.

The filming of Season 2 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was originally scheduled to end on January 10 but is now scheduled to wrap up this Friday (February 24) after beginning back on July 18.

So you may still get a chance to glimpse some of your favourite superheroes in action. Or their secret civilian personas. Or the actors who play them. Or all of the above.

ReBoot: The Guardian Code

A new TV series that begins filming Season 1 on Thursday (February 23) and will continue until April 3 is ReBoot: The Guardian Code.

It’s based on the original Canadian TV series ReBoot, which broke new ground in computer animation. When it aired from 1994 to 2002, it was one of the first TV series to be completely animated using computers.

The original TV series Reboot

The new adventure-comedy series, a combination of live action and CGI animation, isn’t a reboot like its title, but rather a continuation with the next generation of Guardians who fight to save cyberspace from viruses.

Four teenagers will use their code-based powers to defend the world from the evil wrought by the villainous Megabyte, who returns from the original series with a new upgrade.

Project MC2

Speaking of TV series about brainy kids, Project MC2 will start shooting Season 3 on March 6 and continue until May 1.

This show also features a group of tech-savvy female students who excel in science. The secretive all-female government organization NOV8 (pronounced “innovate”) recruits them to help protect the world.

It began with Mika Abdalla as McKeyla McAlister as the problem-solving group leader, Ysa Penarejo as engineering Camryn Coyle, Victoria Vida as culinary chemist Adrienne Attoms, and Genneya Walton as tech-oriented Bryden Bandweth.

They were joined by Alyssa Lynch as the artistic Devon D’Marco and Belle Shouse as earth-science expert Ember Evergreen.

Danica McKellar

An interesting note of trivia for television buffs: Danica McKellar, who is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years (which ran from 1988 to 1993), stars as the group’s chief intelligence agent at NOV8 and McAlister’s mother.

In real life, McKellar graduated with a bachelor in mathematics with highest honours, co-authored a groundbreaking mathematical physics theorem, and authored four best-selling books to encourage female students to become interested in math.

Beauty and brains, with a devotion to breaking down barriers for girls—what a formula for success.

We’ll end on that inspirational note and, until next time, good luck spotting stars on the streets of Hollywood North.

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