From Buffalo Business First:
“Healy” and “Snake Plissken” have been spotted along Clifton Hill.
Actors Matt Dillon and Kurt Russell are filming several scenes around Clifton Hill and other sites in Niagara Falls, Ont., all of which serve as the backdrop for the movie “The Black Mark”, which is being made in the Southern Ontario city during the next few weeks.
The movie, directed by Jonathan Sobol, is due to be released next year.
Filming began earlier this week.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
As tensions rise between the border guard and suspicious driver at the Rainbow Bridge, Jonathan Sobol can’t keep a straight face.
He’s watching on a monitor ten feet away as the guard, played by Canadian comedian Mike Wilmott, asks the driver – actor Jay Baruchel – what’s in the trunk of his car. With every take, Baruchel changes his answer.
“Smugglers,” he responds. “I am smuggling smugglers in my trunk.”
It goes on for a half dozen takes, the crew smirking with each one, careful not to laugh and ruin the scene. Finally Sobol yells cut and everyone breaks for lunch. He asks Baruchel which take he liked best.
“That’s up to you, dude,” he says.
Sobol gives his star a hug, and all is well on the set of The Black Marks, the Niagara Falls director’s follow-up to his 2010 dark comedy A Beginner’s Guide to Endings, also filmed locally.
From the Niagara Gazette:
Published reports about plans to shoot another motion picture in the Falls came as news to Mayor Paul Dyster on Thursday.
Although an article appearing in The Hollywood Reporter suggested the American side of the Falls would serve as the backdrop for an upcoming film featuring Dennis Hopper, Dyster said, at this point, the city has not been approached about the project.
“As of right now, there have been no requests to film on the U.S. side,” Dyster said in reference to “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” a film The Hollywood Reporter described as a dark comedy penned by Jonathan Sobol, a writer with roots in the Western New York area.
Dyster said it was his understanding that filming related to the project may be done nearby, but that the work would likely occur at locations in Niagara Falls, Ont.