Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays! & Exclusive

Happy Holidays!

Reports are hitting the net that some theaters have cardboard displays up in the lobby's for The Happening. If you see any of these please try to get a photo and e-mail it to us. Also it looks like the report we brought you a few weeks ago is true that The Happening trailer is placed right before Alien Vs. Predator 2.

A few months ago these are some reported images we got a from a source who says these will be in the trailer and movie:

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Trailer Rumor

I got a few e-mails that the trailer for The Happening would be airing before the new movie Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem, which opens Christmas day. I am looking for word on the trailer right now.

Here is a Forbes story on shooting movies in PA:

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Teaser Poster

It looks like the first poster for The Happening has hit the web and we have it!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Script Review

Hey everyone! We have another script review for THE HAPPENING it can be found at

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Happening star Mark Wahlberg is in Payne

A little movie news.

Shooting for the Twentieth Century Fox pic begins next year with John Moore in the director’s chair.

Whalberg is currently in talks to play the lead, a cop haunted by the tragic loss of his family and who has little regard for rules as he investigates a series of mysterious murders.

He finds himself up against an adversary bent on destroying Max and the streets he protects.
Beau Thorne has penned the script for the movie, reports Variety.

On board as producer is Julie Yorn through Firm Films, as well as Scott Faye.

Wahlberg will make the film after he completes “The Lovely Bones” for director Peter Jackson and DreamWorks.

He recently starred for the studio in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed “The Happening,” which will be released next summer. (ANI)

Monday, October 29, 2007


Here are some links to stories about The Happening:

Some stuff about Mark and his role in The Happening

This article is about Mark saying God damn and the choices he has made.

Wahlberg is now filming Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones and is back in the area for this film.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Lovely Blog


It can be found at

But don't worry we will continue to update The Happening Movie Blog.

Friday, October 19, 2007


Got this from the comment box:

they shot in Paris the weekend after they wrapped the Rittenhouse Square

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A new artical says that The Happening filmed in Europe anyone know anything about this?

...most of the film has been shot in Shyamalan’s hometown Philadelphia, a
part of it has also been shot in Europe...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Lovely Bones Filming Start Date

From the comment box

The Lovely Bones starts filming Oct 24th in Malvern, PA

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Filming Over?

Anyone know? Looks like it might be.

Five Dollars a Day is filming in Jenkintown , Pa tomorrow.

**UPDATE** Five Dollars A Day is filming at the IHop in Jenkintown.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2nd Unit Filming

The crew of The Happening is filming some 2nd unit stuff at Allendale and Andover Rds, Lower Merion, Pa.

This is where they were filming back in August. We visited that set in August:

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Filming / Regis

From the comment box:

They are filming on Pelham Road in West Mt. Airy today.

Also from the comment box:

Mark is going to be on Regis and Kelly tues.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Still filming

I found out what is going on. All the shooting for the next week or so is 2nd unit. This means no big named actors just extras.

Base Camp/Crew Parking - SEPTA Brake Center
6725 Germantown Ave.,

The scene they are filming is in the beginning of the movie where neurotoxin hits Boston.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Whats the deal?

On the Heery Casting site it says that filming locations for The Happening will be posted by this coming Monday Night. I thought along with many publications that the final day of filming was today. Maybe they meant filming with the whole cast? If you know e-mail at or leave a comment.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Filming Location

Hey I have learned that they stoped filming in Newtown Square on Wednesday and are filming interiors until tomorrow. They are filming down at the Navy Yard at one of the large soundstages there. M. Night filmed some scenes for Signs in those soundstages. Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day of filming for The Happening. This will wrap up the 2 months of filming for the cast and crew. But don't worry. We will still be covering everything that is 'Happening' in the mean time.

Other Philly area casting calls:

We are looking for SAG background artists for a feature film shooting in
Atlantic City, NJ next week (Oct 9-12)The film is "Five Dollars a Day" ,
starring Christopher Walken.
We are also looking for a photo double for Christopher Walken- we will
consider both SAG and NON-union for this role.

If avavilable, please e-mail picture and resume (with PHONE numbers,
please) to :

Heery Casting is looking for principals and extras for the feature film,
“The Lovely Bones.”

“The Lovely Bones” is a Dreamworks Production, being directed by Peter
Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings”). The film, based on the best-selling novel by
Alice Sebold, stars Rachel Weisz, Ryan Gosling and Susan Sarandon. Filming will
take place from early October through mid-December in the Philadelphia

Please ONLY submit if you can be considered "LOCAL HIRE" for the
Philadelphia area.

This film takes place in the early 1970's - men and boys start growing your
hair and sideburns!

If you were unable to attend the open call, please e-mail your picture with
contact info to:

Be sure to include your name, phone numbers and union status.Or, MAIL
pictures to:

Heery Casting
263 N. Lawrence St
Phila., PA 19106

No Phone calls please.

Maybe? / News

Hey the filming location is not know today. A source told me they were on indoor sets today and others on IMDB said they are still in Newtown Square. So I will give you the address of the possible filming location. If they are not filming there today, they are shooting interiors back at the Ship Yard.

Parking Lot 4
Sandy Flash Drive - North
Ridley Creek State Park
Newtown Square, Pa

Found this on

Bruce Goldberg of Teuscher's Chocolate in the Bellevue was closing up
Tuesday when in swept actress Betty Buckley and her assistant. Buckley bought 20
boxes of chocolates for colleagues in M. Night Shyamalan's movie The Happening, including a 64-piece
box for Shyamalan himself. Movie's wrap is tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Filming Location

Tomorrows filming location:
Parking Lot 4
Sandy Flash Drive - North
Ridley Creek State Park
Newtown Square, Pa

Also if anyone has visited the set or gotten photos tell by e-mail at

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Monday, October 1, 2007

FIlming Location

Sorry about the lack of filming updates. We have learned that they are filming still in Ridley Creek State Park in Newtown Square. On IMDB a posters says they will be there until Thursday a source says Wednesday.

Mark Mark has had another interview and here is an excpert:

Are you still doing The Happening?

Mark Wahlberg: Yeah. I'm still going to be shooting that for another week.Can you tell us a little bit about it?Mark Wahlberg: Yeah, I'm thrilled about it. It's a complete departure for me. I play a teacher, and Zooey Deschanel plays my wife. She's a therapist. The movie is really about our relationship and the conflicts we are having, set in this horrific disaster. Working with Night is awesome. I'm glad that I worked with him before I ventured off into directing. He brings a whole other element to the game. It's very impressive to see.

What is so different about M. Night as a director?

Mark Walberg: I haven't found a good way to describe it, but I can give you an example. We shot a five-page scene that was taking place in a classroom. Any other director that I have worked with would have taken three days to shoot it. We shot it by lunch. And it's beautiful. He just knows what he wants. It's all thought out. I've never walked into a trailer and the sides are there, and there are entire storyboards for the day. You know exactly what you'll be shooting. He knows exactly what he wants. It's been a great experience. You never know until your done. But it feels pretty special.

Why is this role so different for you?

Mark Wahlberg: I play a kind of nerdy science teacher from Philadelphia. I am very intimidated by my wife. And I can't connect outside of the classroom. I am the best teacher that you have ever seen. My students love me. I have this great connection with them, and I am extremely passionate about what I do. But I have some difficulties in other departments. Especially with my wife. I'm not the man that she wants me to be. I am extremely positive and optimistic, and she is the exact opposite. It's really about their relationship, which is great. You know, I did have a nightmare that Night and I got in a fight on the set.

The full story is at

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Interview with Mark

CS: How are things going with M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie "The Happening?"Wahlberg:

It's happening. It's happening. No, I love working with Night [Shyamalan], I've never seen a filmmaker work so smoothly. And so prepared. First day, we had a scene that was probably five pages long, and I figured, well we'll probably do this for a good three or four days, and we were done by lunch. And I was like whoa. Okay. So I'm very glad that I never tried directing myself until I worked with Night. I think of all the guys that I've worked with, I think his is a style that I would really try to emulate.

CS: Are you allowed to talk about that movie at all?

Wahlberg: I'll just tell you the ending. (laughs) No, I play a science teacher, definitely a part that people will be extremely surprised that I decided to play. He's constantly reminding me of how I need to walk. No, that looks too tough, that looks too angry. You're a science teacher, you know. But I love it. It's really about the characters and their relationships, and there's this crazy thing that's happening. So I'm thrilled, we only have a week left. Probably one of the biggest movies I've been a part of, yet we're only shooting forty-four days. And the longest day has been a twelve-hour day, and the short days have been like eight, nine hours. And he gave away yesterday, for instance, that every Friday he gives away a trip for seven days in the Greek islands, to a crew member, a guy I think from the audio department won, and the week before somebody got a seven day trip somewhere else in the Caribbean, I'm like what's going on, man? It's a special experience. And I do whatever he wants me to do. Hopefully the end result will be satisfying. He's thrilled, I have a very good feeling about it.

CS: Did you go back to school to study how to be a teacher?

Wahlberg: Science was the only subject that I didn't take while taking my GED exam, so first thing I did when I got to Philly was I went to the Ben Franklin Institute, trying to do as much as possible. But there's very little stuff in the class. The class and stuff is really about showing his relationship and his connection to students. He's not the most adult teacher. His wife wants him to be more adult, she wants to be more like a kid, and he connects with his kids and he's great with his kids. It was a fun experience.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Filming Location / Budget Bigger than Previously Thought

Tomorrow The Happening will be filming again at Ridley Creek State Park in Newtown Square, Pa.

Also my inside source tells me M. Night has gotten $10 million more dollors for financing. They do not know if it is for production or for marketing.

If you have any info or photos e-mail them to or leave a comment.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

News Artical, Filming Location and set photo

The Happening still has two more weeks of shooting left, but M. Night Shyamalan
and fellow filmmakers hosted the thriller's wrap party Saturday night. (The
idea: Celebrate while the entire cast is still in town.)
The several hundred
revelers at the TPDS party space in Washington Square West knew they were in for
something special, apart from the flutes of champagne that greeted them. Call it
a sixth sense.

Bruce Willis showed up.

Shyamalan (with wife
Bhavna) had invited Willis, his star of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, to join
The Happening's crew and cast, including Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, Betty
Buckley and Robert Bailey Jr., plus producers Sam Mercer and Jose Rodriguez
(with wife Michelle). Shyamalan had black-and-white movies, including Citizen
Kane, playing on projectors to help set the mood, said TPDS's Delores Browne.
Willis and the Shyamalans closed the place.

The company yesterday struck
its set in Plumsteadville, Bucks County. Next stop will be Ridley Creek State
Park in Delaware County, followed by interiors on a soundstage at the Navy Yard
in South Philly.

They are filming on Sandy Flash Drive (North), Ridley Creek State Park in Newtown Square, Pa.

Also someone e-mailed me a set photo from Plumsteadville. It shows out favorite red Jeep with camera rigging on it.


Monday, September 24, 2007


The Happening is filming near Parking Lot M, Sandy Flash Drive, Ridley Creek State Park in Newtown Square, Pa 19073.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Plumsteadville Set Photos

Kristy has visited the Plumsteadville set of The Happening yesterday and snapped a few photos for everyone. (Click on the photos to make them bigger)


They are filming near Hairing Rd and Stump Rd in Plumsteadville, Pa until Monday night.

If you have any set photos send them to


Friday, September 21, 2007

Set Reports for Plubsteadville and JR Masterman

Set report number 1 from

Not that it's all that exciting, but since I work about 3 minutes from the
set I figured I'd drive by today and see what was going on. As someone else
mentioned, the road to the farm is completely blocked off at the Stump Road
intersection (didn't see the other end but I'm assuming it's the same) by cones
and 2 police cars. You can see a ton of activity at the site tho, including some
people walking around by the road, cranes, butterflies, and lots of trailers and
equipment trucks. So yeah, not that this exposes anything that new, but pretty
cool regardless.

Set report number 2 from
Right now a lot of equipment is set up off of Haring Road in
Plumsteadville, Bucks County. I drive by there on my way to class and I noticed
two cop cars blocked the road, but at the time I thought maybe there was just an
emergency or accident. My dad just told me yesterday though that they are
filming a movie with Mark Wahlberg and today there were these huge cranes with
large white rectangular things hanging down from them, and this could explain
the numerous limousines I have been seeing. It's pretty cool because I live two
minutes away. When M. Night Shyamalan was filming Signs around here, a little
girl in one of my mom's classes had her house used as one of the indoor sets. I
hope it will be a good movie.

Set report from the August shoot at the J.R. Masterman School in Philly, from

my school, j.r. masterman was one of the locations and some of the pictures
on here are right next to it. they used the band room and some of the projectors
from the library. i dont get it though, my school is pretty ugly hahaha. its the
best one in the tri state area so. yeah i just thought it was cool. cant wait to
see it.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Filming / Farm Update

The crew is filming again at the Gross Farm on Haring and Stump Rds. in Plumsteadville, Pa.

Two articles on Raymond Gross the 80 year old farmer whose farm they are filming on into Monday.

Artical 1:

Artical 2:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WORLD EXCLUSIVE and much more!

I have been sitting on these for a few days. I looked back and these "screen caps" as our source calls them, they are supposedly from THE HAPPENING. The source says these scenes are being edited right now and will appear in the trailer which is due out "late fall or early winter". I've looked into the photos and these seem like real screen shots from the film.

They said in the next few weeks they will be getting some more captures from film and I will post them if the source e-mail them to me.
Also I found more YouTube video from the Phonixville G-Lodge shoot you can find it at the link posted:
The Happening is filming again tomorrow on Haring and Stump Rds in Plumsteadville, Pa.
Remember if you have tips or photos you can e-mail to me at or leave a comment.

Check this blog tonite at 9pm for a major announcement


Set Photos / Insider Info

Today I got some exclusive photos from The Happening set in Plumsteadville, Pa. The shoot was set at a farm house. The farm is near the corner of Haring and Stump Rds.

Here are some exclusive photos we took earlier today (click on the photos to make them larger):

A source on the set has told us that Mark Walhberg is filming on this set along with Zooey Dechanel. The source tells me that WPVI-TV or 6 ABC in Philly was at the farm today filming b-roll for their 6pm &11pm newscast. If this video is posted online I post a link on this blog. Also the source tells us that the scenes they are filming now are going to take place toward the end of the movie.

Found this on

Mark Walhberg and five pals at Davio's (111 S. 17th) for langostinos and
cheesesteak spring rolls, clams and antipasti. Wahlberg was nice to staff,
tipped well and said he hoped to make it back for a steak before he leaves town,
where he's shooting "The Happening."

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


They are filming again near the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company on 5064 Stump Rd. in lovely Plumsteadville, Pa.

I hopfully will be getting photos from my source.

Phoenixville / Drew Barrymore!?!?

Shyamalan hopes to rebound with new thriller

What seemed to be an average, quiet, hot and humid August night in Phoenixville, Pa. was anything but average. That's because hundreds of area citizens waited outside the G Lodge Restaurant in hopes of catching a glance of Mark Walhberg, star of M. Night Shyamalan's newest thriller, "The Happening."Several filming locations are taking place in the Philadelphia area including Rittenhouse Square, 30th Street Station, Julia R. Masterman School and the G Lodge restaurant in Phoenixville. The last time this level of excitement was seen in the sleepy town of Phoenixville was when Steve McQueen and company invaded to film the campy 50s horror film classic, "The Blob." In fact, that event was so remarkable that the town has an annual "Blobfest" just to commemorate the film and its significance to the area.

"The Happening" is a thriller about a teacher and struggling musician named Elliot Moore, played by Walhberg, and his family on the run from a natural disaster that presents a large scale threat to humanity. Aliens take control of the Earth's animals and plants in order to take over the planet. It appears to be the usual Shyamalan offering of adventure/thriller with a slightly twisted perspective.

In January 2007, Shyamalan traveled from Philadelphia to Hollywood to prepare a live-action film adaptation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" an Emmy Award-nominated American animated television series that currently airs on Nickelodeon. Shyamalan then went to numerous studios submitting a sample script of a movie entitled "The Green Effect," but no studios showed enough interest in purchasing the script. Attempting to salvage the project, Shyamalan returned to Philadelphia with ideas and notes he collected from the various meetings.

In March 2007, Twentieth Century Fox greenlit Shyamlan's project, now entitled "The Happening." Shymalan and Barry Mendel are producing the $57 million film, which will be the director's first R-rated project. Besides the film's star, Walhberg, the cast consists of Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin (who was in Disney's "The Kid," "The Santa Clause 2" and "The Cat in the Hat") and Zooey Deschanel, from "Almost Famous" and "Elf."An area native, Shyamalan clearly favors shooting his films in and around Philadelphia. "The Sixth Sense," his break-out hit, featured Philadelphia so prominently that it almost became a character in and of itself, lending it's unique architecture and ambience to the story of a boy who could "see dead people."

And part of the eerie nature of "Signs" was the juxtaposition of its rural Lancaster setting contrasted with the otherworldly alien invaders. The bucolic cornfields rustling with alien monsters made the possibility of alien invasion seem somehow more likely.

Wahlberg is no stranger to the area as well, having portrayed Philadelphia Eagle and local hero in the recent movie "Invincible." A Boston native, Wahlberg's mix of everyman charm and street-tough persona seems to make him a favorite with his Philadelphia fans. Wahlberg took the time while filming "The Happening" to greet fans, and remarked on how much he enjoys filming in the area. His career seems to be poised on the cusp of super-stardom, as he has earned box office popularity with movies such as "Invincible" and critical acclaim with roles in movies like "The Departed."

Critics have given "The Happening" mixed reviews, despite the fact that the movie has yet to be released. Whether or not this movie is going to be another hit like Shyamalan's previous movies "Signs" and "The Sixth Sense," or a bust like his last film 'The Lady in the Water" is still up in the air. You can see for yourself in the summer of 2008. And who knows, in a few years, one may be in Phoenixville for a "Happening Fest" and see Mark Wahlberg running out of the Colonial theater!"The Happening" is set to hit theaters Friday, June 13, 2008. With its star-power, "The Happening" looks to be a hit.

Artical from:


Barrymore drops by film shoot

The cast and crew of the M. Night Shyamalan film The Happening were shooting last week on a thousand-acre hay farm in Unionville, Chester County.

And who emerges from a car and shows up for lunch but Drew Barrymore?

The actress, bucolically chic in jeans and a white shirt, does not appear in the movie. She was taking a meeting with Happening producer Barry Mendel.

The locale may have seemed like the middle of nowhere, but the grub was urbane. It was sushi day.

The sci-fi movie, in its final three weeks of production, is headed to Upper Bucks County today after a brief stop near Pottstown.

Full Artical:

Monday, September 17, 2007

Filming Location for 9-18-07

They will be filming near the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company on 5064 Stump Rd in Plumsteadville, PA.

I might be able to visit the set this week.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

More Phonixville / Filming Location Rumor

Hey, My buddy Tracy sent me these photos from the Phonixville G-Lodge shoot a few weeks ago:

They are filming tommorow at the Ludwigs Corner Horse Show Grounds in Glennmore, Pa.

A poster of IMDB posted that this week they would be filming in Newtown, Pa. If so you can find out here. Also, I'm sure there will be set photos if they shoot in Newtown.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


The crew will be filming at or near Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds on Nantmeal Road in lovely Glenmoore, Pa. We are told that the past week and these upcoming weeks they are filming the scenes of our main characters fleeing into the country side.

PAGE FROM THE SCRIPT / Filming Location

Sorry, My internet was down last night so I couldn't post anything.

They are still filming on Doe Run Road in Unionville, Pa.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Filming Location

They are filming again on Doe Run Road in Unionville, Pa.

Coming Tomorrow I will post an spoiler from the script to check in by 6pm tomorrow.

Newspaper Set Report / Photos



UNIONVILLE, Pa. -- "Base camp" at the set of the next M. Night Shyamalan movie, "The Happening," may be as inglorious as it gets.

Rows of white vans, RVs, trailers and portable toilets line the perimeter of a dirt and grass parking lot just off Pa. 82 in this tiny town, surrounded by rolling hills, hayfields and chirping crickets.

It's all for the film's 200 crew members and 50 extras, including star Mark Wahlberg -- just a small part of what $57 million, the purported budget for the movie, will buy you.
They're here, of course, not for the parking lot, but for the hundreds of contiguous acres that comprise Cuyler and Katie Walker's hay farm just up the road.

"It's beautiful here, iconic," said location manager and Kennett Square, Pa., resident Andrew Ullman. "There are a lot of visual choices. The storyline puts us in the middle of nowhere. You could get lost on their property."

That storyline, kept under wraps by the crew, involves a Philadelphia family on the run from an environmental disaster. Web sites have speculated about script details, including a "natural" epidemic of brutal mass suicide, provoked by airborne neurotoxins released by the planet's vegetation.

Evidently, the family abandons the city and finds its way to the Pennsylvania countryside.
Shyamalan, who made it big in 1999 with "The Sixth Sense," hasn't had a hit movie for several years. His last two movies, "Lady in the Water" and "The Village" sank with barely a trace.
Shyamalan's original script for "The Happening," which will be released in June 2008, had been rejected by several studios. After a rewrite, Twentieth Century Fox agreed to produce it.
As with his other movies, which have starred Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix, Shyamalan was able to sign a couple of big names.

Mark Wahlberg, star of "Boogie Nights," "The Italian Job," "Invincible" and "The Departed," plays a science teacher named Elliot Moore. His wife is played by Zooey Deschanel, who has had roles in "Almost Famous," "Elf" and "The Good Girl."

The movie also stars John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley.

Other Pennsylvania sites where the crew filmed include the 30th Street Station and Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, Phoenixville and Lower Merion, Pa.

"This area is critical to the story," Ullman said of the Brandywine Valley. "It's the turning point in the movie."

He provided no details.

Location scouts were at the Walker farm last April, said Katie Walker, who was hanging out in her house while the crew filmed on a "closed set" less than an acre away.

She had showed them around, she said, "because I thought it would be cool to have a movie in the area."

Shyamalan's crew had scouted the area for the 2002 movie "Signs," but for that movie, they were looking for cornfields.

The Walkers, who own about 1,000 acres, grow hay.

The filmmakers are paying the Walkers an undisclosed location fee for four days. They will be filming at the farm until Thursday. The movie, which has been filming since August, will end its shoot next month.

The crew had warned her of people wanting to come and watch, but none have tried, she said.
She has not seen any of Shyamalan's previous films.

Yesterday, behind the Walkers' house and up a wide expanse of long grass crawling with crickets, the crew was filming a scene.

"Rolling, quiet please!" someone shouted, and a train of actors, including Wahlberg and Deschanel, marched just beyond the ridge of a hill and nearly out of view.

At the end of the brief scene, the actors and crews walked back in the steaming heat, some twirling parasols, ready to eat a catered lunch before another humid afternoon of work.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Bollywood Artical / Filming Location

Here is an interesting story about The Happening and Bollywood films:

On Tuesday Sept. 11 The Happening will be filming again on Doe Run Road in Unionville.

Also there is a notice for children actors to bring there school work because a tutor will be on the set.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Monday Shooting Location

They are filming at st. Michael's Lutheran Church om Doe Run Road in the town of Unionville, Pa.

Also broadway star Betty Buckley is going on be filming scenes for The Happening very shortly.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

FIlming Locations / Set Report

Filming Location for Friday Sept. 7th:

The Happening (TH) is filming again on Doe Run Road in Unionville, PA.
Also casting is asking all extras to bring one piece of luggage to the set tomorrow.

Here is a set report:

YA they are at my house. I was late to school cuz they had both ends of
my road closed. They're at the baseball fields across from the deli now. And
that was probably my greenhouse since they were in my fields today.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Unionville Filming Day 2

Location Update:

They are at the St. Michael Lutheran Church on 109 E. Doe Run Road in Unionville, PA again tomorrow.

Set photos/video from Rittenhouse Square

Here is the link to video of the filming in Center City Philly:

FearNet has some photos posted here:

For more go to

Linfield Set Report

Today The Happening is filming in Unionville.

On someone posted a set report from yesterdays Linfield set:

They were shooting at a greenhouse that is literally RIGHT behind my moms
work!!! They had the road closed, but by the time i got there they were all
gone. My best friend works like less than a minute away from my mom at a deli
and they had all the trailers and stuff across the road at a church, so they
came in to her work for lunch! She wasnt working bc we were at school but one of
the guys she worked with said that when the people came in for lunch they told
him they would tell Mark to come in, but he never did. But other production guys
came in later and she waited on them. I was so jealous! i was like WHy did i
quit?!! haha! I know theyre coming back bc an older couple came into the deli
and said they were filming in there barn soon, but they didnt know the exact
date. they said probably tomarrow. Sry that i rambled im just really excited!!!
I really wanted to see mark!!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Unionville/Tip/Set Report

The filming location is some where near this address, because this is the staging area or "base camp":

St. Michael Lutheran Church

109 E. Doe Run Road

Unionville, PA 19375

A tipster has informed me that production in the city of Philadelphia is mostly done with, most of the filming will now be done in the burbs.

This was left in the comments:

They are filming somewhere in Linfield, PA today. Trailers are parked in
the Blessed Theresa of Calcutta parking lot. and in the Linfield National Golf
Course lot. Wonder what is being shot there?


The Greenhouse

From my e-mail inbox:

Hello Buzz, Today they are filming in my hometown of Linfield.
The crew for TH (I guess that means THE HAPPENING) are in town filming at a
green house. I drove by and saw Mark Walhberg near the set. I am hoping to go
back and get some photos tonight.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Filming Locations/Press

This is the address of Tuesdays staging area. The set should be fairly near by.

Linfield National Golf Course

66 Church Rd.

Linfield, PA 19468

At work this morning I was reading the paper (on company time, wouldn't have it any other way) and found this:

M. Night Shyamalan is going for his first-ever R rating with his new film, The Happening, and people on both sides of City Avenue could see why.

Shyamalan and company staged a death scene and a bloody car crash Tuesday for the thriller about a family on the run. The crew erected large screens on 69th Street near City Avenue in the Overbrook Farms section to shield the curious from the "deaths." Still, one passenger aboard a SEPTA bus seemed stunned at the scene, which made graphic use of lifeless stuntmen.

Later on, in Wynnewood, a speeding jeep occupied by John Leguizamo was filmed crashing into a tree on Andover Road where it splits to Allendale Road and forms a grassy island popular among dogs. The tree was a prop, and the "wrecked" jeep was suspended by cables and pulleys. On crew members' way out, they planted flowers and spruced up the knoll.

Wednesday found the company in Center City on Smedley Street near Pine. Liz Sieber, who owns the boutique Omoi nearby, reports a jingling cash register while Shyamalan and star Mark Wahlberg were out front. Shyamalan bought a hat and gave it to a crew member, Sieber says, and costar Zooey Deschanel bought string dolls. Thursday and Friday, the crew filmed on Rittenhouse Square.

With that, The Happening is out of the city and off to the suburbs (including Pottstown and West Chester) for the duration. Twentieth Century Fox has set a June release date.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Victoria Clark join the cast of The Happening

There is no filming going on this weekend.

Actress Victoria Clark has joined the cast of The Happening. Our source is unsure of her role but says she has not filmed yet.

Here is her imdb page:

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Friday filming location / Set Photo / CBS 3 Clip / The Lovely Bones

The crew is back at Rittenhouse Square and the surrounding area again tomorrow.

New Photo from Joshua:

On someone posted this set report:

Was there all day today - they shot a traffic scene with a cop and a taxi driver (who actually looked a bit like a young Christopher Lloyd) at 18th and Rittenhouse Ave, a small backstreet behind the Square. I hung around and ended up as a background extra before being tossed because I had a crummy Phillies T-Shirt on. The people were cool, they figured I just got caught up in the mass of people - no security until M. Night showed up - set locked down then. They had a big crane shot and several POV shots on the Southeast corner of Rittenhouse Square. Very cool.

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) did a story on The Happening today here is the link

The Lovely Bones Casting News:

“The Lovely Bones” OPEN CALL

Heery Casting is looking for principals and extras for the feature film, “The Lovely Bones.”“The Lovely Bones” is a Dreamworks Production, being directed by Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings”). The film, based on the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, stars Rachel Weisz, Ryan Gosling and Susan Sarandon. Filming will take place from early October through mid-December in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Both Union and non-union actors are encouraged to attend, all ages and ethnicities. All roles are paid positions.

This film takes place in the early 1970's - men: start growing your hair and sideburns!Casting associates will be guiding SAG professionals through the line on a priority basis.

The Open call is on Saturday September 8, 2007:Adults, age 18+ from 10Am to 12 NoonGirls: age 7-17 from 12:30PM to 2:30 PMBoys: age 7-17 from 2:30Pm to 4:00 PM.

The open call will be held at:St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church of Delaware Valley 130 Grubb Rd.

Malvern, PA 19355Please bring pictures and resumes (or a recent snapshot) If you are an ADULT who has worked on any project through Heery Casting in the last 6 months, you DO NOT need to attend this call. Children (age 7-17) MUST attend the call even if you have worked recently.

Photos / Set Reports from the Philly Shoot and Spoiler

I got these photos from Charlie via e-mail:

^Rittenhouse Sqaure

^Mark Wahlberg at Pine & Smedley

^Mark and M. Night

This is from

In Rittenhouse now. I saw Marky and M.Night yesterday filming on Pine St. It is interesting at first but sooo repetitive. They shot the same 15 seconds about 10 times over 40 minutes. Absolute perfectionists. One shot was scrapped when the sunlight changed a bit. In another, it seemed that the school bus was late for its cue.

In the park, dozens of extras are holding still as a boom camera pans over them, then someone (a real chcaracter?) falls down on the ground. Bizarre to watch. Even more bizarre because I walked through the scene before I recognized I was in the shot.


This is a part what they shooting right now:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Shooting Locations / Casting

From Heery Casting:

We are looking for some Latino Men who are available to work as featured background for M.Night Shyamalan's , "The Happening."Needed are : Latino Men, age 25-60, SAG or non-SAG (these roles will receive SAG waivers) You MUST be available for multiple days of shooting -

Sept. 4-10If interested and available, please e-mail your picture and contact info to:

No Phone calls please.

Shooting Info:

Also they are shooting at 18th and Pine again tomorrow. Mark Wahlberg and M. Night were there today. They will most likely be there again tomorrow.

If you have tips of photos leave a comment or e-mail me at



alright, i went down to smedley alley, a side street between 16th and 17th
on pine. saw shyamalan! no actors, although i probably couldve stuck around to
see them. i went around 9:30am. dont know how long filming will be going on

Set Photos part 2


^This could be the section of the script they were shooting there

^ Jeep crash

^Video Village, to preview the shots

^Jeep crash, they were preping for filming

^Better Shot

^Another street, you can barely see the Jeep


^Trailer for the Executive from 20th Century Fox

^Kinda got yelled at because we kinda slipped in thru a broken gate in the back. No one besides cast and crew was supposed to be allowed in.

^BBQ in the tent


^Who is Sam M?


Vans for taking cast and crew

^ Signs

^Fan for making wind, wind plays a huge part in the movie

^Can you see the guy with the camera?

There was a second set, I got a few pictures but there is nothing to see. Just a road closed sign and a metal pole. The filming was happening around a bend in the road.

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