We’ve been talking about the proposed 3D remake of Apartment 1303 for nearly a year now, and word has finally come that principal photography began on the film in Montreal last week!
Mischa Barton (Homecoming, Walled In, The Sixth Sense), Rebecca De Mornay (Mother’s Day, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), John Diehl (Stargate, Jurassic Park III), Julianne Michelle (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), and Robert Blanche (“Crash,” “Ghost Whisperer”) all star.
Via Dread Central
This was also confirmed by the MonteCristo International Facebook:
Principal photography has begun for APARTMENT 1303 3D in Montreal! 3D trailer to come soon – Stay tuned!
And a few extra details:
Apartment 1303 3D Currently Shooting In Montreal
Specialized 3D Crew Brought In From Hong Kong
Image Works Entertainment headed by President David Shoshan in association with Monte Cristo International has acquired worldwide rights to the Japanese remake Apartment 1303 3D. The film, which is currently in production in Canada, stars Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, and Julianne Michelle. Helmed by Swedish director Daniel Fridell, Apartment 1303 3D is based on the hit Japanese horror film of the same name. This modern day ghost story turns a love-hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror. Remakes of Asian horror films such as The Grudge and The Ring have collectively grossed over $230 million dollars worldwide. Taking advantage of the current trend and the appetite for 3D films from the public, Shosan said, “A specialized 3D film crew is being brought in from Hong Kong. The fact that we are shooting in 3D, audiences across the world will have a real total experience of the senses when it comes to this film.”
A new trailer for You and I co-starring Shantel VanSanten and Anton Yelchin has been added to YouTube via the previously mentioned sales company, Eleven Arts, Inc. We unfortunately still don’t have solid release news (other than Russia, where it’s already available on DVD following a soft theatrical run). Australia was on the cards to be the first English territory with a January 5th release date, but the title has since been removed with no new date. Thanks to TwilightPrincess for the tip!
According to Cinando, Ben Banks has had a title change to the more catchy The Misadventures of Ben Banks with a new tag line: “A fairy tale about beauty and the least.” They have also added a new synopsis for the movie which you can read below:
Ben Banks is the Forrest Gump of the slacker generation. He’s a young man without much drive or ambition, who stumbles into a series of strange and fascinating (mis)adventures. When he falls in love with a beautiful girl (Mischa Barton) with a mysterious past, he begins a journey that makes him discover being a grown-up isn’t so bad after all.
In other movie news, Eleven Arts (a movie sales company) have featured a revised poster for the Roland Joffe directed movie, You and I.
Announcement. Delays. More delays. That’s unfortunately been the gist since we heard that Mischa was attached to star in Apartment 1303 3D. If you’re following this website on Twitter, then you’ll already know that the new production start date is set for November. I thought I’d make a post about it here with some more official time frames as shared by ACTRA Montreal.
1303 Productions Inc.
Director: Daniel Fridell
Production Manager: Jean-Francois Roesler
Casting: Bruno Rosato Casting
Stunt Coordinator: Jean Frenette
Pre-production ‘til: November 9, 2011
Shooting ’til: December 5, 2011
The above dates support the information that was posted by the storyboard artist via his blog. So now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the November date actually happens.
I also stumbled upon an interview with Kasimir Lehto, who appears to be involved with the 3D elements of the movie. As this will be Mischa’s first 3D project, I’m thrilled to see this kind of talk regarding the potential of the technical aspects of the movie.
And how about your plans, what new projects are you working on and what do you hope to do next?
I am hoping to work more and more as a cinematographer on 3D films, as well as being responsible for the stereoscopic aspects of productions. The next big film I’m attached to is called Apartment 1303 – it’s an innovative, independent horror film and will hopefully start shooting in Canada in a month’s time. I am very excited about the project, we have a great vibe with the producer and director of the project and I feel it will be a great opportunity to push the boundaries of 3D creatively and technically. In general, I think it’s the independent, smaller scale projects that will push the language of 3D forward – the bigger studio pictures are quite conservative in their use of 3D and it is unlikely that innovation will come from that direction.
In some great movie news, Fangoria has announced that Apartment 1303 3D is a go!
MonteCristo Intl. Entertainment has just announced that principal photography has begun on APARTMENT 1303, a supernatural thriller starring Mischa Barton and Rebecca De Mornay.
APARTMENT 1303 is shooting in 3D, and production will start on September 12. The film is a modern ghost story in which a mother and daughter move into a new rental apartment and whose love/hate relationship then turns into a tale of horror.
As most of you know, Mischa was recently added to the cast list of the star-studded ensemble movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting on IMDb. Within the last 24 hours, Mischa’s name was removed from the list. So I guess this means Mischa won’t be part of the movie. If you’re a wishful thinker, the film is currently still in production with some lead actors not due on set until later in the month, so, it would technically still be possible for Mischa to be part of the movie. What a tease IMDb has become!
According to IMDb, Mischa has joined the cast of a star-studded movie called What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It’s listed as a comedy/drama/romance and if Mischa really is in this, it will be her first big studio movie in ages. IMDb doesn’t list any specific information on the character she’ll play therefore I don’t know if Mischa will be part of the main cast or more of a supporting actress. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. The movie is apparently currently in production so we should know either way pretty soon.
Some of the other actors linked to this project include Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Banks, Joe Manganiello and Chace Crawford. I’m unsure if this is a final cast list as actors have been added and removed from the list depending on scheduling availability.
One line synopsis:
A look at the lives of four couples as they prepare to become parents.
The movie is currently slated for a May 2012 release.
Mischa shared a cast Twitter pic from a shoot they were in for the TV movie she’s currently in Canada filming called Offline. Other cast members are saying that production has wrapped for them, I’m unsure if Mischa is on the same schedule but it seems like she should be finished any day now if she hasn’t already completed work.
@MischAmazing And last but not least for photos. A picture of the cast and I messing around on a photo shoot yesterday. http://lockerz.com/s/113850404
Mischa also shared some other photos on her Twitter page so make sure to follow @MischAmazing for the latest.