M. Night Shyamalan 'Wayward Pines' will begin production in Vancouver

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“WAYWARD PINES” produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan will begin production in Vancouver October 21. The film will bring celebrities such as Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Carla Gugino,Toby Jones, Terrence Howard, Shannyn Sossamon, Greta Lee, Juliette Lewis, Charlie Tahan , and Tim Griffin, to town.

Synopsis: Imagine the perfect American town… beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Dillon) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, to find two missing federal agents. Ethan was the logical choice for the mission. He’s one of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office. He’s also the man who knew missing agent Kate Hewson better than anyone. They were partners. They were more than that. Their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage.

Kate transferred to Boise and Ethan thought he’d never see her again. Now, Kate and her new Secret Service partner, Bill Evans, are nowhere to be found. But just as Ethan spots the sign that says “Welcome to Wayward Pines, Where Paradise is Home!,” a truck slams into his car. When Ethan wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, he remembers his name, his address in Seattle and the accident on the outskirts of town. He knows he’s a Secret Service Agent who came to Wayward Pines to investigate the disappearance of two agents. What he can’t figure out is what’s wrong with this eerily perfect little town. None of the phones work. He can’t get through to his wife back home or his boss at the Secret Service. His wallet, ID, money, phone…everything is gone. And no one will help him. Back home in Seattle, Ethan’s wife, Theresa, gets a call from Ethan’s boss at the Secret Service, Adam Hassler.

Ethan is missing. No other information is available until early testing shows that Ethan was never in his car that was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They’re still investigating. This isn’t enough for Theresa. Along with their teenage son, Ben, Theresa sets out on her own search for Ethan. The mystery only deepens as Ethan employs his intelligence and tireless determination to solve the mystery of this unsettling town. Challenged at every turn by the town’s die-hard residents, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions, the most important of which is: What’s wrong with Wayward Pines?

“Wayward Pines’ will be filming in Vancouver from October 21, 2013 – March 7, 2014

 

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