Tagged: filming

Gallery: Kong in Chinatown

Gallery: Kong in Chinatown

Driving through downtown this week, I was suddenly and briefly transported to Saigon circa 1971. It turns out about a block of Chinatown near Kekaulike Market was a filming location for “Kong: Skull Island,” a big-budget monster movie due out in 2017. It instantly reminded me of the hours I spent...

‘Godzilla’ will trash Waikiki this summer

‘Godzilla’ will trash Waikiki this summer

Sci-fi fandom is buzzing with excitement with this week’s release of the official main trailer for yet another “Godzilla” movie. As usual, the film footage featured in the promo is being picked apart scene by scene, and eagle-eyed movie geeks in Hawaii caught a second or two of a scene...

‘Catching Fire’ Filming in Hawaii

‘Catching Fire’ Filming in Hawaii

Production on ‘Catching Fire,’ the sequel to the ‘Hunger Games‘ movie, has moved to Hawaii. While shooting started in Atlanta in September, it’s expected to wrap here in the islands before the end of the year. The first film, based on the bestselling novel, has grossed over $400 million since its release...

LOST Locations Tours Upgraded

LOST Locations Tours Upgraded

The best “LOST” filming locations tours have gotten even better. Ed Kos of Kos Tours announced today that he has secured access to some new, well-known but well hidden, “LOST” sets. Dubbed “LOST Valley,” the secluded spot includes several iconic structures: The Hydra and its the polar bear cages,  The Orchid (or...

“LOST” Filming Update

“LOST” Filming Update

SPOILER ALERT: Though the final chapter of “LOST” is only just beginning to unfold on television, production in Honolulu is rapidly reaching its last few hours. Filming began this week on the 14th of 18 episodes scheduled for Season 6 (the last three of which comprise the finale). From several...

“LOST” at the Marina

“LOST” at the Marina

SPOILER ALERT: It was a big day for the “LOST” crew, setting up at the marina behind the Ilikai Hotel. Early on the agenda was an ambitious stunt, but it took a second try to make a splash.

“LOST” Connections [Updated]

“LOST” Connections [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” is filming in downtown Honolulu this morning, taking over the entrance of the State Attorney General building on Queen St. And two characters that fans have been eager to see in Season 6 are featured in the street-front scene.

“LOST” for the Holidays

“LOST” for the Holidays

SPOILER ALERT: Today is the last day of “LOST” production for the year, with most of the cast and crew taking a break until Jan. 10, 2010. Most of this week, they were working at Police Beach on the North Shore, but there were a few location shoots closer to...

“LOST” and the Law

“LOST” and the Law

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” turned up in downtown Honolulu today, returning to the old Honolulu Police Station, the historic Walter Murray Gibson building at the corner of Nuuanu and Merchant streets. This location previously played the lockup where Sarah bailed Jack out in the Season 3 premiere, “A Tale of Two...

“LOST” on Location

“LOST” on Location

SPOILER ALERT: Times are good for local “LOST” fans, particularly with the full-day “Celebration of ‘LOST’” at the Hawaii International Film Festival on Saturday. Of course, production didn’t stop, and I was also able to check out a few location shoots over the past week. Not surprisingly, the crew continued...

“LOST” on the Block

“LOST” on the Block

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” took over a quiet residential street in Waikele this morning. And groggy as I was stopping by on my way to work, I had to do a double-take: the show had been there before.

“LOST” on Saturday [Updated]

“LOST” on Saturday [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: In years past, the “LOST” filming schedule would stretch to six days a week only occasionally, and usually as days run out toward the winter break or the season finale. But things for this final season seems to be especially intense, as we’ve already seen a few Saturday...

“LOST” in the Valley

“LOST” in the Valley

SPOILER ALERT: The “LOST” production crew returned to familiar territory today, setting up base camp in Manoa Valley and shooting deep in the jungle near Paradise Park. This same area was used to film the Hydra Station exteriors, but now the forest was home to another familiar structure: The Temple....

“LOST” Seen and Heard

“LOST” Seen and Heard

SPOILER ALERT: Work on the sixth and final season of “LOST” continues here in Honolulu. Thanks to some eagle-eagle eyed fans (and one friend with a good ear), here are some new photos from recent shoots and a brief note about filming that took place today on the Hawaii Film...

“LOST” in the Neighborhood

“LOST” in the Neighborhood

SPOILER ALERT (Updated 3:12 p.m. HST): Breathless word comes from Carrie of a recent “LOST” shoot in Kahala. Less than a block from the home where Hurley hid in Season 5, she found her neighborhood once again packed with trailers and trucks before sunrise. Fortunately for us, she blew off...

‘LOST’ Scene Report

‘LOST’ Scene Report

SPOILER ALERT: The “LOST” production crew has kept largely out of sight this week. But a couple of reports have come in from the location shoot reported on Tuesday (and at right, one of a couple of photos captured by my friend Vernon Brown). Thanks to Eric and K.C., we...

“LOST” Update

“LOST” Update

SPOILER ALERT: Filming for the sixth and final season of “LOST” began on Monday, but most of the lensing so far has taken place at the Hawaii Film Studio on Diamond Head. But today, thanks to visiting “LOST” fan, blogger and podcaster “TheODI” and film industry watcher Tim Ryan, there’s...

“LOST” in the Harbor

“LOST” in the Harbor

SPOILER ALERT! As we lament the end of production for “Season 5” this week, here’s a blast from the recent past. Though Jen and I reported this “LOST” shoot on our March 22 podcast, our intrepid spotter on the scene, Roxy, has just sent along photos from the set. Click...

Scenes from a Season Finale

Scenes from a Season Finale

SPOILER ALERT! While only the tenth episode of “LOST” just aired on Wednesday, production is already wrapping up on the season here in Honolulu. That means that it’s been an especially exciting week for LOST spotters, who’ve caught the crew putting together scenes that will appear in the season finale. ...

“LOST” on the North Shore

“LOST” on the North Shore

SPOILER ALERT! Filming for the penultimate season of “LOST” is nearing an end, with about a month left of production to shoot the last two episodes. Location shoots tend to dwindle as the season finale nears, so I’m glad for any tidbit that surfaces these days. Fortunately, thanks to a...