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Movie, miniseries being filmed around Town of Lunenburgby Adam Jacobs
The eyes of the world return to Lunenburg this week as three separate productions are being filmed.
In the largest of the three productions, author Stephen King will see his novel "The Colorado Kid" turned into a 13-episode miniseries (one hour shows) titled "Haven."
Variety magazine describes the project as "centering on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in to keep those supernatural forces at bay while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven."
Chester will also be used as a filming location.
The series will star Emily Rose as agent Parker and Eric Balfour as Duke Crocker, the main characters.
The first episode is scheduled to air July 9.
The second production has the working title "Hanamizuki."
A Japanese love story, "Hanamizuki" loosely translates as dogwood tree.
In this case, Lunenburg will appear as itself, as opposed to masquerading as a fictional community.
The film is set in Tokyo, New York and Nova Scotia. It is scheduled for an August 21, 2010 release.
The plot, as loosely outlined and translated on http://asianfanatics.com, follows "Saki, a high school student who is studying for her college entrance exams. She hopes to enter a university in Tokyo. Gohei attends a specialized high school which teaches fishery. He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. These two young people meet and have a long-distance relationship. Although their love is strong it does not last.
"But, 10 years later these two people have a miracle."
The third production is related to "Haven." A separate crew was scheduled to be here yesterday (Monday) to film a trailer for the series.
Each production will bring with it some inconveniences in terms of traffic control and access to town streets.
Most notably these streets will be the Tannery Road, Cornwallis Street, Duke Street and Bluenose Drive, although others could also be impacted.
The "Hanamazuki" team will be in town just two days, April 21 and April 22.
The "Haven" crew will initially be in town for this week with plans to return during the spring and summer depending on the filming schedule.
posted on 04/20/10
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