Filming in Vancouver: Horror-thriller Antlers and martial-arts series Wu Assassins wrap up

Keri Russell has been filming Antlers in Vancouver and Hope, B.C.

Just as Halloween has given way to preparations for the winter holiday season, two supernatural-related productions are wrapping up—and on the same day, no less.

One is a horror-thriller that incorporates elements of an Indigenous folk tale while the other is a martial-arts action TV series set in a West Coast Chinatown.

So if  you’re interested, after the jump is this week’s a quick look at what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene.

Keri Russell

The supernatural feature film Antlers calls it a wrap on Tuesday (November 20).

It’s been filming around the Lower Mainland, as well as Hope, B.C., since October 1.

The horror-thriller stars Keri Russell (who also landed a role in Star Wars: Episode IX) as a smalltown Oregon teacher who, along with her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) becomes involved with a mysterious and withdrawn student (Jeremy T. Thomas) who has a dark secret that is linked to the survival of the town.

Jeremy T. Thomas

The storyline is based upon the short story “The Quiet Boy” by Nick Antosca and also draws upon the Algonquin myth of the Windigo, a cannibalistic creature that humans transform into after being extremely weakened or corrupted.

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While the film also deals with the opioid crisis and family dynamics, one of the film’s themes is about nature exacting revenge on humans for the environmental damage caused by over-exploitation of resources.

Graham Greene

The cast also includes Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan.

And among the producers of the film is Oscar-winning horror-fantasy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).

Guillermo del Toro

Meanwhile, a new martial-arts TV series is also finishing up production in Vancouver on the same day.

Netflix’s Wu Assassins will complete shooting 10 episodes for its first season on Tuesday (November 20), having started back on August 13.

Iko Uwais

The action-crime series is set in San Francisco’s Chinatown where aspiring chef Kai Jin, played by Indonesian star Iko Uwais (The Raid), who teams up with a homicide detective to solve an ancient mystery and discovers his destiny is to round up the powers of an ancient triad while taking on supernatural assassins.

Uwais, who crossed over into Hollywood films such as Mile 22 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also served as martial-arts choreographer, stunt coordinator, and producer for Wu Assassins

Katheryn Winnick

The cast includes Byron Mann, Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan, Tzi Ma, Lawrence Kao, Celia Au, JuJu Chan, and Mark Dacascos.

A release date is yet to be announced so stay tuned.

JuJu Chan

And that’s all for this week.

As we head towards the holiday season and the end of the year, a number of productions will be wrapping up.

But that’s actually good news for viewers as it means things are moving closer to release dates for the shows so you can watch them.

We’ll have more details on what else is coming and going from the streets of Hollywood North in the weeks to come. So until next time, happy star-spotting—or Vancouver-spotting on a screen near you.

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