Father Geek Here... While Harry's doing some filming in New York City this week clear across the country in beautiful old San Francisco they're in the middle of shooting the HULK. I received a couple of set reports last night soooo I thought I'd share them with all of you...But first there is this link you may want to follow...
just this: Just Click Here for a Hulky Teaser
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Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab.
Looks like Universal not only premiered the HULK teaser on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT this evening, they also went ahead and made it available online in loverly QuickTime glory. CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE!!
Father Geek back, now here's those set reports...
I have been reading AICN for years and now I can contribute. They are shooting The Hulk a few blocks up from my office and I have a report....
The neighborhood is Sansome and Vallejo streets, Near the base of Coit Tower, just above Downtown.
Monday - Ang Lee is wearing his uniform (three days so far), a hooded blue Tisch sweatshirt and blue/orange (Broncos?) cap. He is an animated and energetic presence, pantomiming actions and events for the stunt players. Cable car knocked almost on its side, black Volvo driven by an old lady smashes into it and then a silver sedan T-bones itself into the Volvo. A bunch of choir girls are on the cable car and one nearly falls out into harms way.
Tuesday - Same scene as before, but now there is a trail of toppled cars running up the hill perpendicular from the intersection with the cable car accident. Two big blue SWAT vans arrive and a bunch of cops in BDUs with semi-auto rifles Hup-Hup-Hup out and up the hill along the trail of destruction.
Wednesday - We at the top of the hill finally, more cars rolled over on top of each other. Blue sedans with Fed Gov plates arrive with tall dudes wearing shades and bad gray suits. The Army arrives in a few Deuce and a Halfs and humvees. Sam Elliot is there, looking military with pressed tan cammo togs and black beret. Jennifer Connelly is skinny as can be, wearing dark blue denim shirt and jeans. She is coming down a stairway from a park like path, approaching the Hulk. The Hulk will be HUGE, given the dimensions of the silhouette on a retractable pole stand in. The head is the size of a manhole cover, and he stands 15-20 feet tall. The scene ends with amazed troops witnessing the Hulk shrink back in to Banner. Eric Bana is no Lou Ferrigno, but he is bigger than you may think. He stands naked and rigid, then crumples to the ground as Jennifer runs to his side.
The crew is super nice and let us stand as close as we can without our
reflections showing in on camera windows. The keep us informed and
entertained during the long setups. Big Tall red head guy and the Guy
with the fleece vest and black cap with yellow logo are the best. I am
Rick@talkwire.com if any crew want to give me a tour of the set this week.
Father Geek back for a moment to introduce our second report from San Francisco...
Just want to pass along some images I took in of The Hulk filming in San Francisco downtown.
The location is Samsome and Vallejo streets on Wednesday morning 5/1. An extra I spoke to told me they already shot the car crash scene 2 days earlier with people flying out of the cable car. The street was supposed to be heavily damaged. I guess they will create that later in CGI.
There were a lot of plain cloth polices, SWAT and military men standing around waiting. A helicoptor was also around although I'm not sure why since it was pretty high up all the time.
On top of the hill on Vallejo street you can see several cars parking and some pedestrians. A few minutes after I got there, a yellow VW van came out from the corner, flipped and plowwed into the parked cars causing them to tumble down the hill while the pedestrians ran for their lives.
I believe there will be a low flying helicoptor shooting today (5/2) around this area.
The next street after Vallejo is Green. Wonder if they will take advantage of that street name.
Couple of blocks away on Broadway I spotted a public parking lot with a paper sign at the entrance. It said "Big Green Parking. Residential only with valid pass". It even has a shuttle service around the corner. Coincidence?