Friday, July 30, 2010

Water For Elephants: We Have A Release Date! & GA, TN, Filming Buzz

UPDATE: Fans & TV crews we're up bright and early to hopefully catch some of the filming today.We'll have a wrap later.      

The news we had been anxiously waiting for has arrived! Box Office Mojo reported Thursday that Water for Elephants will be released in theaters April 15, 2011. That's right, you can start planning your vacation now. What.. you're not coming to the premiere with us? ;) - Fans are more than ready to go in Tennessee and Georgia, where Rob will be filming his last scenes this weekend, before production wraps sometime next week. The media quickly picked up on the hype.

"We've got the historic train here, which has really been a draw for many years to get movies to come here. So that's a great asset that we can build on to draw more productions here," said Dave Porfiri, with Film Chattanooga.
"Chattanooga is a wonderful place to shoot because, look around you, the scenery is amazing. And we have great crews here".

From WRCB:

This from earlier in the day:
Channel 3 has learned actor Robert Pattinson will be in Chickamauga, GA and Chattanooga to film beginning and ending scenes for the film.

Based on information Channel 3 obtained from sources close to the film, Reese Witherspoon does not have any scenes planned for the area. Pattinson is expected to be in town Friday and possibly a part of Saturday.

The actors haven't even arrived yet, but Robert Pattinson could greet the rising sun Friday in Chickamauga, and possibly head to Chattanooga.
Thursday we watched tons of fans take pictures and get a glimpse of the home where Pattinson will leave his mark on North Georgia. From the antique cars, to the dated laundry hanging from clothes pins, a set for "Water for Elephants" is getting closer to completion in Chickamauga, Georgia.
And it was a dedicated fan, that sent us these following pictures from one of the sets.. as crews worked to get everything ready for filming. WTVC added some possible details about the scenes with the train:
Earlier in the day crews and stars took to the rails aboard an old steam-engine train to shoot sequences along a remote area of tracks operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Authority.
"Oh, it's extremely exciting, very exciting that Chickamauga has some very big names out here, it's a beautiful area, we love it out here," neighbor Shannon Pickard said.
Thanks! @tesslovefaith7

But who are we kidding.. we know what you *really* want to see.

Those pics are from the LA set Wednesday. Check out the rest at RPLife.

Stay tuned for updates!

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