March 08, 2016 - 9:00 PM
CACHE CREEK - Hollywood has descended on the village of Cache Creek to build sets and prepare to shoot several stunt scenes for a popular action series.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the third film instalment based on the young adult novel series by author James Dashner.
“(The area) is quite popular with film companies and we’ve had a number of films shot in the local area here. We’re thankful for that and we appreciate the hard work of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and (film commissioner) Vicci Weller focusing the film industry’s attention on the (region). We seem to benefit from it quite a bit,” village mayor John Ranta says.
According to Ranta construction is already taking place at the town's airport and the partnership with the industry came with a $20,000 cheque approved at the village council meeting yesterday, March 7.
This isn’t the first time this section of the B.C. Interior made it to the big screen. Other movies which used the area includes Shooter featuring Mark Wahlberg, 2012, An Unfinished Life with Jennifer Lopez and most recently, an episode of The X-Files.
Weller adds she and the film commission branch were approached by producers for the latest project more than a year ago. The dry weather and desert landscape is what secured Cache Creek as the shooting space. She says while construction remains ongoing for the next while with around 70 staff members, pretty soon the actors will show up. She says she’s not sure if the stars are on the way or if it’s just their stunt doubles at this point.
“All together they’ll be here for about a month. It's all pretty thrilling they're here,” she says. “We just hope for good weather."
The film is looking to hire extras for the project, Weller says. If you’re a male between the ages of 17 and 21, are physically fit, have your own transportation and are not attending high school, you’re eligible to apply.
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