Without further ado, here are the movies that are residing, or did reside, in the ‘Burgh recently.
-A new Will Smith movie is calling for football players from around town to be extras in his new film about the hot topic of football and head injuries, which does not have a title yet. See this link for more information: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014/09/23/Football-movie-to-be-filmed-locally-needs-extras/stories/201409230077.
–The Last Witch Hunter is filming here right now. There have been sightings of Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood already in the South Side, and Michael Caine is said to be here soon. The code name for this movie is Kerosene, as the Dark Knight was called Magnus Rex. If you see signs around the ‘Burgh that say Kerosene in the next couple of weeks, now you’ll know what they are pointing towards. This film is about a witch hunter who battles witches in New York City.
–Too Cool filmed here already, and is a movie about a group of people coming home from their Thanksgiving breaks in college to find a cocktail of love, friendship, and partying. This was directed by Shane Dawson, youtube superstar, who also stars in the next movie on the list.
–The Chair was filmed here for some time, and also lists Zachary Quinto as its Co-Executive Producer (who also stars in 10 episodes). This series is being released by Project Greenlight, and pits Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci against each other to see who can win the competition of directing the best film. These two were given the same script, for a movie called How Soon is Now, and it documents all parts of filming, down to the release of the movie, which will air on Starz. The series is playing on Starz currently.
–Hollidaysburg is another film about college students coming back from Thanksgiving break, but this one focuses on how much things change (or don’t) after high school. This one also proudly lists Zachary Quinto as an Executive Producer, also. This is also in theaters at the moment.
No matter what angle you choose to take on this issue (some people, apparently, are against filming in the area, for reasons unknown), filming movies here does boost the economy in this city. Restaurants, hotels, and the like all benefit from having movies and TV series’ filmed here. What’s not to like?