Feature Story Thursday, May 22, 2014
A Movie in the Making
Hollywood takes over downtown Chilliwack
Residents and film crews watch as a pickup truck screeches around a corner at Young Rd. and Victoria Ave. last week.
is for monster trucks, movie crews and the magic of Hollywood. It's
also the name of a $100-million Paramount Pictures flick called
"Formula M" starring Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe and Danny Glover, some of
which is being filmed in Chilliwack.
Steve from Los Angeles came
up with the crews as a driver of one of the armoured trucks that
will be wrecked while filming in Kamloops. He's friendly and easily
engages in conversation.
Then, everything is ready. Someone yells "Quiet, filming". A old green Dodge pick-up races south on Young Rd. and makes a hard left on Victoria Ave. The truck gets air. Two armoured pickups swing in behind and the chase is on. This scene was repeated on various streets throughout the week.
Central Elementary School teacher Brad Hagkull, who's also coach of the Cheetahs wheelchair basketball team in his time off, was enjoying a mini field trip with his grade 5-6 students who were out watching the action just a stone's throw away from their class.
Teacher Brad Hagkull took his students out for a mini field trip to watch filming take place.
Film crews will be back May
26-28 to wrap things up. The word is that this time they're bringing
Glover with them.
See more photos below.
Thanks for looking.