WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD
Yesterday, I told you that HBO’s Eastbound and Down officially opened offices. Now my sources tell me they will be shooting only 8 episodes this year, and they will split their time between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. Shooting begins in a few weeks.
Under the Dome will be pulling a double shift today and will be enjoying parks and recreation as they head to Halyburton Park in the early afternoon, then they will head to Greenville Skate Park.
Now, onto HUGE news…GINORMOUS! Technically, this is just a rumor, HOWEVER, my sources are telling me it’s a 90% chance of being a trumour at this point!
It’s looking really good for Wilmington to be the home of yet another journey. Journey 3, that is! Yes, the rumors are swirling about Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon coming to Wilmywood in September to begin prepping for production. And it is very likely we will see Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson. The production is awaiting contracts to be signed by these two stars.
This is great news for us financially. Journey 2’s budget was a hefty $79 million, and it looks as though Journey 3 will match or go beyond. A large portion of that spent right here in out home state!
If you remember last month I mentioned a Dolph Lundgren pilot is in the works. The CW Network’s Rescue 3 is said to premiere this fall. The Expendables co-star will tackle the role of Captain John Matthews. In Rescue 3, a show which follows “the weekly adventures of an elite Southern California task force devoted to saving lives.”
With that being said, if you remember last week, I told you there might be another TV pilot looking to shoot here in June for 3 weeks. Well, I am putting two and two together. Could it be Rescue 3 or another pilot or BOTH? Guess we’ll find out soon enough. It’s pure speculation at this point.
That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am. Until then, that’s a wrap!