Hollywood comes to Canada…Again

There’s always a movie underway in Canada, and ‘Michael’ is back with his latest run-down on what’s filming in the lovely locale. Sadly it does include reference to a major big screen outing for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. We apologize for this in advance.

TORONTO :

ESPN continues shooting the drama series "Playmakers", a look at personal lives behind the football world, produced by Jamie Paul "Mutant X" Rock. The show wraps in September.

The Olsen Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley will star in Warners adventure-comedy "New York Minute". Start date is early July for a 7-week shoot. The picture is being directed by Dennie "What A Girl Wants" Gordon and targeting a 2004 release.

Susan Sarandon and Julia Stiles continue shooting Paramount’s "The Prince and the Freshman" for director Martha Coolidge. The 4-week shoot is a comedy about a college student who falls for European royalty.

Senator International continues filming New Line’s ‘stoner’ comedy "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Danny "Dude Where’s My Car" Leiner. Line producer is Miles "The Skulls" Dale.

VANCOUVER :

As reported previously, Warners "Catwoman" starring Halle Berry is prepping for a September start date. Feature will be an entirely new take on ‘Catwoman’ and intends to have no mention, or connection to the ‘Batman’ mythos.

With their Stephen Baldwin action feature "Firefight" now in the can, producers Elizabeth Sanchez/Paul Ziller have started shooting the $2 million MOW "Snakehead Terror" for Sci Fi. Directed by Ziller, premise of the story centers on growth-hormoned, land-roving, pirahna-monster fish that jump out of lakes and feed on people. Filming continues June 2-26, starring Bruce "Babylon 5" Boxleitner, William B. "X-Files" Davis and model/actress Carol "Amazon" Alt.

Michael Stevens
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