Some much needed good news arrived this week for the enbattled North Carolina film industry, as CBS announced yesterday that the drama Under the Dome has been renewed for a third season and confirmed that the production will return to Wilmington for Season 3 next year.
Bill Vassar, executive vice president at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, was notified on Thursday afternoon that the series will locate their production for Season 3 at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the production filmed the first two seasons.
“We are thrilled to host Under the Dome at our studios for 2015,” Vassar said. “We extend our gratitude to North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker for helping make this possible. Retaining the production of Under the Dome provides economic stability for hundreds of North Carolina film workers and several hundred of Wilmington’s small businesses. Renewal of this production was critical to our local area.”
Read on the official press release from the North Carolina Film Office, and then tell us how excited you are about this news in the comments!
Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Lionsgate and Blumhouse thriller Jessabelle, from Saw VI and Saw 3D director Kevin Greutert and writer Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911), has released a first clip, featuring a discovery at a lake.
From Blumhouse (The Lords of Salem, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Lionsgate Studios, starring Sarah Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Joelle Carter (Justified), Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Ana de la Reguera, and Amber Stevens, you can check out the first official clip from the film in the player below!
Filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina, the erotic thriller Careful What You Wish For, starring Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and former Disney star Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers, has revealed a new official trailer this week.
You can watch the official trailer for Careful What You Wish For in the player below!
Production started earlier this month in Greensboro, North Carolina on the new thriller The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale (Total Recall, Pearl Harbor, Underworld), and Relativity has now announced a theatrical release date for the film.
The Disappointments Room will open in theaters in just about one year from now, on September 25, 2015.
Filmed in and around Wilmington, Currie, Rocky Point, and Burgaw, North Carolina in 2012, we have a new official poster for the horror thriller The Devil’s Hand (formerly The Occult and then The Devil’s Rapture, and then Where the Devil Hides).
Starring Rufus Sewell (Dark City), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Leah Pipes (Sorority Row), and Jennifer Carpenter (Showtime’s Dexter), you can scroll down to watch the official trailer and check out the new poster for The Devil’s Hand below!
Production started this week in Greensboro, North Carolina on the new thriller The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale (Total Recall, Pearl Harbor, Underworld), and director D.J. Caruso has revealed the first images from the set via his Twitter account.
Caruso tweeted the above image as filming started on Monday, with the accompanying text “The journey has begun…”. Last week, the director also tweeted two other photos from North Carolina, of a production meeting and of “the reflecting pond”, which you can view below!
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) spent much of her summer in Asheville, North Carolina filming a highly anticipated heist comedy (formerly Loomis Fargo) with Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis, and she talked fondly about her time in the area earlier this week when the actress appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.
You can watch Wiig talk about her summer in Asheville in the player below!
Confirming our story from back in July, a second Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation will be filmed in North Carolina this year, following The Longest Ride earlier this summer, as a director has been named and production dates announced for The Choice.
The film adaptation of Sparks’ novel The Choice will also be shot in Wilmington and Wrighsville Beach, North Carolina, with production to begin on October 13 and run for 30 days.
Lucas Till, who played Havoc in X-Men: First Class and this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, is the latest to join the cast of the thriller The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale (Total Recall, Pearl Harbor, Underworld) and Mel Raido (The Informers), which will begin production in Greensboro, North Carolina on September 8.
In what is said to be a “flashy role”, THR reports that Till will play a mysterious carpenter who works on Beckinsale’s home in the film.
Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, Fox’s hit action drama Sleepy Hollow returns for Season 2 this month, and a new 30-second promo spot has arrived online this week.
You can watch all of the newest previews, as well as the full trailer, below, and then scroll down to view the official poster and give us your thoughts in the comments!