April 24, 2014 - 1:06 PM
KAMLOOPS — A well-known franchise movie series featuring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson is in the midst of filming the third movie in the series and crews are currently busy preparing an area between Kamloops and Cache Creek for two days of shooting.
According to Thompson-Nicola Film Commission Executive Director Vicci Weller Night at the Museum 3 is currently finishing up the preparation stages, which takes about two weeks, and by mid-May crews will be on scene for two days of filming.
“We’ve been working with them since October on this,” she says, adding there has been a lot of work for local crews. “The locations are all signed, and paid, and the build is quite substantial.”
As crews finish up the details for the set a casting company is looking for men in the Kamloops area to fill in as paid extras for the scene, specifically Egyptian-looking men over the age of 18.
The call asks males who look Middle Eastern or have dark skin tone and hair colour to go to the university Grand Hall at the Campus Activity Centre at 6:30 p.m. in Friday, April 25 or 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.
The series, focuses on life at the museum when the sun goes down as characters come alive and interact with Stiller’s security guard character. According to IMDB.com Night at the Museum 3 is set to once again feature Stiller and Wilson alongside Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney (who died earlier this month) and many other well known actors. The Twentieth Century Fox film, which is also taping in London, England and Vancouver, is expected to be released by the end of the year.
“It’s a family movie, which is good fun,” Weller says, “Just like (Monster Trucks) that just shot here.”
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