Sunday, March 1, 2009

H2 Update: The Weekend

I went down to Covington Saturday morning and they were
striking all the sets; the Halloween Festival of the Square, the Myer's House and all the houses decorated on Floyd Street. They must have filmed between thunderstorms
Friday night. As I was checking on things on Floyd Street, one of the crew told me they are filming in Madison next week. Not real news, it was in the Greene Co. paper. He said they might be back to Floyd Street later to film some 'car shots' but no idea when. I'm trying to get a production schedule. When, and if, I
get my hands on one I'll post what I can on the Bunny Blog.

On Sunday, it snowed all day. Didn't get out and have not found a scedule. The paper reported that the Coffee House scenes will be filmed on Thursday. I'll head that way Wednesday night to see how things are coming along.

***** Update: Darrell got a call from the H2 Extras tonight. He is supposed to report to Madison at 6:30am in the morning (Monday) as an extra in the Coffee Shop scene. I will report more later. I'm SOOO excited!!!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the updates! very cool...how did he get to be an extra?

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for doing all of this covering!! I really hope more is to come :D!!
Your awesome!!!!

MJagr26 said...

Well done! I hope to join you on 3/16 in Covington to check things out. FYI, Zombieland will befilming tomorrow in Decatur on North Candler St. at a gas station they painted green and are calling Gas N Gulp. Gonna try to meet Woody Harreson...wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Please let me know when they will be back in Covington at night!!! Or if you know any other shoots I can get to at night?

jehilderbrand15@comcast.net

MJagr26 said...

Article in Clayton News Daily about Zombieland shoot in Morrow last night and tonight.


For two nights in Morrow, traffic on Ga. Highway 54 will be rerouted to make room for the production of a zombie movie.

Tonight and Thursday, from 8 p.m., to 6 a.m., both nights, traffic on the major highway will be diverted to make way for the filming of "Zombieland," an action-comedy thriller starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg. Traffic between Adamson Parkway and Morrow Road will be diverted to Lake Harbin Road via Lee Street.

Mike Twomey, president and executive director of the Morrow Business and Tourism Association, said he expects the traffic flow to be somewhat normal, as motorists traveling northbound on Jonesboro Road will continue to have access to Interstate 75.

"It's not going to be that much of a traffic impact," said Twomey. "It's well after rush hour. After 8 p.m., there isn't a lot that goes on there."

Twomey said local law enforcement agencies will be handling traffic diversion.

Norm Bielowicz, assistant location manager for Zombieland Pictures, a production company financed by Sony Pictures to make the film, said the movie has been shot exclusively in Georgia for several weeks. He said the crew has spent time filming in Atlanta, Decatur, and Valdosta, and that after the Morrow scenes, the crew plans to film in Newnan, Hampton, Powder Springs, and Mansfield.

"It's kind of a comedy-action movie," said Bielowicz. "We have four heroes and the entire world has been taken over by zombies because of a virus, except the four heroes who go on a cross-country trek to an amusement park."

This week in Morrow, the crew will film scenes in a Citgo gas station off Ga. 54, as well as a car crash in front of the old George Starvo Insurance Company Building on Morrow Road. Bielowicz said the insurance building has been transformed into a flower shop for the film.

"We're going to have a car accident there," said Bielowicz. "We're actually going to have a zombie that is on top of the car fly through the window of the store."

He said Eisenberg, one of the film's stars, would be on the set of the film today and Thursday.

Morrow City Manager John Lampl said he believes having the filming take place in Morrow will attract business to the city.

"We thought it would be fun and entertaining, and it is good for business at the same time," said Lampl. "They are shooting at a couple of locations in Georgia, so we want to facilitate as much as we can. Hopefully they'll have fun, enjoy it, and create a few business opportunities."

Bielowicz said the city of Morrow and the state of Georgia have been "unbelievably helpful" to the production. He said he expects the movie to be released in early 2010.

"The business owners have been very good," he said. "I know what we're doing is difficult at best, but people have been more than willing to help us out. Most people, when we tell them what we're doing they just laugh. We hope what we'll be able to come out with is a movie that is real fun for everybody."

Annabella said...

Thanks SO MUCH for posting the Zombieland info. I noticed in the article it mentioned they would be filming in Mansfield later. That is in my neck of the woods. If you get any more shooting dates (any locations), please post. I would like to go see some of that filming as well. THANKS!!

Annabella said...

I will let you know as much as I can about the shooting. Unfortunately, I usually don't find the next filming location until the afternoon before a new shoot. If anyone else has better info (cough, nudge wink Leigh-Anne :)please feel free to share.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys & gals . I not certain but I believe they are filming in Hampton Ga this week . They have the hwy20 bridge that crosses 19/41 towards Atlanta motor Speedway closed off . I snapped a few spy photos of what looks like about a 50/60 car pile up complete with overturned semi trucks. I may go back up there after dark to see some explosions . I will post the pics I took if anyone is interested ???

Kim said...

I would love to see those pics you took, I have been by several times myself to see what I could catch a glimpse of...
Thanks

Anonymous said...

They have been filming the last few days by the Atlanta Motor Speedway at highway 20 and Tara Boulevard. They have busses out there, and the roads to overpass have been closed the last 3 days.

linda

Annabella said...

Have been to check it out? Has it been crazy over that way? Sounds like a lot of inconvience....

Anonymous said...

heres a pic from Zombieland http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/hrcvtr1000f/?action=view&current=kawasakiplastics009.jpg

Russ said...

heres a pic from Zombieland http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/hrcvtr1000f/?action=view&current=kawasakiplastics009.jpg

Annabella said...

Very cool picture Russ! How close were you able to get to the action? Were they doing live stunts?

Anonymous said...

Not very close at all , and apparently I missed all the special effects . But I did sneak around a little path off another road and got some other picks .http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/hrcvtr1000f/kawasakiplastics007.jpg

Anonymous said...

And another..http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/hrcvtr1000f/kawasakiplastics016.jpg

Anonymous said...

yea...i got sum pics too. But i guess there is enouph. How many of us was sneakin around in the woods?? LOL!! We're such nosy bastards!!