We have to admit, it’s pretty neat when your favourite flick is filmed right in your backyard.
The possibility of spotting that character you love – or the one you love to hate – all while having bragging rights, and taking in beautiful BC on the big screen.
So here are eight movies and TV shows filming in or around Vancouver this April – happy stargazing!
Starring both Liam Neeson and Emmy Rossum, this action movie follows a snowplow driver who seeks revenge against drug dealers he believes killed his son.
Hard Powder is an English-language remake of the 2014 Norwegian movie In Order of Disappearance. Its director Hans Petter Moland is also helming the remake, with producer Michael Shamberg.
Shooting was originally planned in various locations in the Rockies in Alberta, however Parks Canada denied the filmmakers permission, forcing them to move some filming to BC.
Although Parks Canada told Daily Hive there were several problems with the application, one of their concerns was the fact Hard Powder focuses around a First Nations gang boss.
“The Agency goes to great lengths to ensure that the role of Indigenous Peoples in Canada is recognized and celebrated in our system of national heritage places,” a statement said.
The gang leader will be played by Canadian Métis actor Tom Jackson. The filmmakers told Daily Hive that Jackson did not believe the script was disrespectful.
The film is now on location in BC from March 20 till May 24.
This crime thriller starring Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton is filming in Vancouver from April 24 to May 29. Bernthal actually co-wrote the script and will be starring as the main character, Raymond.
Stingray features a young man, who is caught up in organized crime and accidentally kills the brother of a powerful crime figure. To pay off the debt, he is told he must kill one of his own family members.
Game Over, Man!
Tonight is the last episode of #workaholics FOREVER! About 8 years ago I started this wild ride with my best friends and through the process I made a lot more life long friends on the crew and the staff that helped us put together this insane run. @kylenewacheck Was directing us or he’d be on the roof with us. We’re not done yet but we are closing this booze soaked chapter. This pic was taken after the very last shot. Yea, we landed back on the roof. Ya got to bookend this bitch. Tune in and drop out with us one last time. #yeaimcrying
Game Over, Man! stars quirky and hilarious actor Adam DeVine and will be filming in town from March 30 through May.
Seth Rogan’s production company Point Grey will produce the movie, and at the moment the plot is being kept very hush hush. It is said to be an action comedy also starring DeVine’s Workaholics co-stars Anders Holm, who wrote the script, and Blake Anderson.
Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet
Also known simply as Anthem, this movie features Shameless star Cameron Monaghan and Bunk’d actress Peyton List.
The movie follows the life of teenager Luke – rumoured to be played by Monaghan – who foresees the death of his new friend, the most popular guy in school, Stan. When his premonition comes true, Luke is forced to face the consequences, being labelled as a freak in his hometown as he continues to foresee deaths happening around him.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Calling all Neil Patrick Harris fans! Harris will be back in Vancouver filming A Series of Unfortunate Events season two this April and returns as the series’ main antagonist Count Olaf.
Based on the books by Daniel Handler, the show follows the lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny, three siblings who just lost their parents in a mysterious fire. Season one was adapted from the first four books of the series, and season two will focus on the next five books.
Season two was announced with a video containing a secret message, a letter from Lemony Snicket that read:
“Dear Viewer, It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events.
“Some of you have even binged, a word which here means “watched several episodes right in a row, despite having much better things to do with your time.”
“To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this and funneled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series.”
With a five star rating on Netflix, it seems the fans have spoken. Sorry Lemony Snicket.
Another show that has quickly gained popularity on Netflix is Supergirl, based around the DC Comics character.
Melissa Benoist stars as the superhero in this series, who was sent from her home planet of Krypton to protect her cousin Superman as a baby. Instead she arrives too late and ends up following her own path. Hiding her powers from the human world, Supergirl must balance her everyday life along with fighting crime – and saving the day.
Benoist may also be joined by co-stars Tyler Hoechin and Calista Flockhart; filming for season two continues through April.
Lost in Space
This new series will be a remake of the 1960s sci-fi series Lost in Space, which featured the Robinson family trying to survive in space when their ship navigates off course. The remake will be much of the same, but with a modern twist.
Molly Parker stars in the remake, better known as ruthless Jackie Sharp on House of Cards, along with Toby Stephens.
Based on the 2012 novel Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, this series began in 2015 and is currently filming season three in Vancouver until June.
Zoo stars James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder and Billy Burke as a team of professionals investigating a rash of violent animal attacks on humans, happening all over the world. When the attacks become more frequent and ferocious, this group must get to the bottom of things.