Yesterday we reported that Mr. Shyamalan was going to commence the shooting of his next film After Earth on February 6th. Not only that, but Mr. Shyamalan and screenwriter Mr. Gary Whitta both revealed that the crew are getting ready to fly to Costa Rica this week for filming. Not much detail regarding the shooting was divulged or I guess it was reported somewhere and I missed it.
Now On Location Vacation is reporting that the Philadelphia portion of the filming is expected to commence late February/early March, and last through end of April. Since the crew is heading to Costa Rica this week, I believe once they are done filming, they will head back to Philadelphia, where most of the filming will take place. Heery Casting is currently handling the extras for the film, yet there no open casting calls.
But, what’s interesting is that Heery Casting’s official site states that they are currently looking for ‘military types’ to work as background on a feature film to be shot in Philadelphia. Details of the project are confidential, but it is a major studio project with an award winning director and stars. Shooting will begin in February and run through April 2012. We are not 100% sure that this this open casting call for After Earth. If anyone have information regarding the filming locations and castings calls, contact us!
Update: Smith arrived in Costa Rica at 9 a.m. Wednesday 2/01/2012, the immigration director at Juan Santamaría International Airport confirmed to the daily La Nación.
CASTING CALL UPDATE: Just received confirmation from a friend in Philadelphia that Heery Casting has open casting call for M.Night Shyamalan’s ‘After Earth’ in Philadephia. They are looking for ‘Military Types.’ For more detailed information visit their site at www.heerycasting.com.