Hollywood’s next feature film being shot in Cowichan is Wrecked
, starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody.
Louise McMurray of Film Cowichan
reports director Michael Greenspan’s picture is being shot at various valley sites in mid-February."What’s really neat is that our locations are such a draw,”
she said of Warm Land geography that can mimic anywhere expect perhaps the tropics.
Other Wrecked scenes will be captured in the Comox
Plot details are unconfirmed at this point, but Vancouver Island’s wilderness settings play a major role.
American-born Brody, 36, earned widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002).
Brody is notable as the youngest actor ever to receive an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the only American actor ever to win a César Award.
After The Pianist, he appeared in four very different movies.
He portrayed Noah Percy, a mentally disabled young man, in the movie The Village; shell-shocked war veteran Jack Starks in The Jacket; writer Jack Driscoll in the 2005 King Kong remake; and father-to-be Peter Whitman in The Darjeeling Limited.
King Kong was a hit, grossing $550 million worldwide, proving Brody’s most successful movie to date in monetary terms.
Wrecked is expected to be ready for release early next year.