Saturday, January 23, 2010
In the first week of February, Asylum Pictures expects to begin shooting “The 7 Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor” on location here in the tropics. The writer and director is Ben Hayflick.
When interviewed by local television stations, Mr. Hayflick said that it is "an action adventure film with supernatural elements about Sinbad who is a shipping magnate and is cast into a land of adventure when his ship is sunk.”
Will there be starring opportunities for locals? Yes! There was a huge casting call during this past week for those locals who had the talent and will to audition for available roles. The film director was looking for all kinds of people to fill a lot of roles that ranged from extras to speaking parts. They were also looking for crew members.
And while Sinbad won’t be shot until February – this weekend scenes for another movie will be shot in Belize. It will be scenes for “Piranha.” Producer Anthony Fankhauser says some stunts – including a high speed chase will be shot over the weekend.
For those of you with inquiring minds, no, I didn't try for a part in this movie because I was too busy at my regular day job to do so ~Sigh~ Anyway, it was still good to feel the excitement of Hollywood right here in our little corner of the world and hopefully when the movies do come out, you will be able to view more of our beautiful little jewel of a country.
Sincere thanks to all of you who visited my blog and contributed in any way to my plea for Haiti. It is good to know that there are so many wonderful and kind souls out there. For Haiti and Haitians, there is hope. Thank God!