A Stephen King miniseries is filming in Canada right now and it’s as gruesome as you’d expect
If you were out and about near Seymour and Pender streets in Vancouver this past weekend, you probably saw some disturbing sights.
But if you did happen to see dead bodies or hear gunshots, you'll be glad to know it was all for the filming of Stephen King's new miniseries.
The book tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world after the accidental release of a strain of influenza kills off over 99 per cent of the world's population.
It was adapted into a television miniseries for ABC back in 1994, and now it's being redone once again.
The new series will feature Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear and Marilyn Manson.
Filming for the series began in Vancouver this past weekend, and residents were warned they'd likely witness "highly visible graphic content including dead bodies, trash [and] debris, shouting of coarse language [and] gunfire" if they were in the area.
Today & tomorrow there will be filming taking place in Downtown (400 block of Seymour St) which involves highly visible graphic content including dead bodies, trash & debris, shouting of coarse language & gunfire. Please do not be alarmed if you're in the area. #CityofVancouver— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) October 26, 2019
Anything Stephen King-related is known to not shy away from gore and graphic content, so it's no surprise Vancouver's streets were filled with blood and violence this weekend.
Passersby watched as the streets turned into a "chaotic post apocalyptic scene involving traffic mayhem."
Prep work underway in downtown Vancouver (Howe & Pender). Street is transformed into New York City for a chaotic postapocalyptic scene involving traffic mayhem as part of a new film version of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ starring Whoopi Goldberg. @yvrshoots @YVRFilming #TheStand pic.twitter.com/MPWgt4Ry79— Jim Genac (@Jim_Genac) October 26, 2019
Hanging dead bodies could also be seen along with actors running through the streets holding huge guns.
Crowds of people gathered to witness the graphic scenes, and many revelled in the excitement.
Fun scenes downtown Vancouver for filming of Stephen King’s The Stand pic.twitter.com/kITorT0F1Q— Andrea Boooo 👻 (@AndreaWoo) October 26, 2019
And luckily, no one mistook it for reality.
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