By Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune
May 04, 2010, 7:00AM
G.I.Joe did it. The Transformers did it.
Now we'll get a chance to see if the board game Battleship can make the jump
from the toybox to the big screen.
The board game Battleship will soon be a movie.Director Peter Berg's
Universal-backed actioner "Battleship," based on the venerable Hasbro toy,
is prepping to start shooting at Baton Rouge's Celtic Studios in August, one
of a handful of new projects to show up on the latest list of in-state film
production activity provided by Louisiana Entertainment, the state's film
Taylor Kitsch ("Wolverine") is set to star in Berg's ("Hancock," "The
Kingdom") film, which reportedly will focus on an international navy that
unites to defeat a mysterious enemy. (Translation: "Aaahhh! Aliens!")
"Battleship" is set for a May 25, 2012, release.
Here's Louisiana Entertainmnet's most recent list of productions filming, or
preparing to film, in-state:
•The independent feature film Flypaper starring Patrick Dempsey will shoot
from May 3rd through June 4th in Baton Rouge. Resumes should be directed to
•Motion Picture Corporation of America's feature film Deathgames starring
Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz will begin shooting on May 5 at the Celtic
Studios in Baton Rouge. Please send resumes to email@example.com or fax
•New Palace Films in association with Slow Children at Play are shooting the
television series Ghostbreakers in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans
from June through October. Please send resumes to
•The independent feature film The Fields will begin principle photography
May 3rd in New Orleans. Please send resumes to
•The independent feature film Brawler will be shooting in New Orleans from
May 11th until June 5th. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
•Films in Motion's feature film Lockjaw will shoot from May 3 through May
26th in the Baton Rouge area. Resumes for crew only should be sent to
•Bullet Films feature film Swamp Shark began preproduction on March 1st with
principle photography to begin on May 15th in Lafayette. Resumes are being
accepted via fax at 337.706.8971 and email at email@example.com
•NBC Universal's feature film Battleship will start principal photography on
August 16th at the Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge. Please send resumes to
•Films in Motion's feature film The Courier will shoot June 14th for 6 weeks
in Baton Rouge. Please send resumes to
•Warner Bros. feature film Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds is shooting
from March 15th through August 6th in New Orleans. Please send extra resumes
to 504.523.9883 and construction craft resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please state the job position you are seeking in the email heading.
•Fox's television series The Gates will shoot from March 29th through August
4h in Shreveport. Please send resumes to 318.841.6445 or
•The Weinstein Company's feature film Butter starring Jennifer Garner,
Alicia Silverstone, and Hugh Jackman will shoot from April 19th through May
28th in Shreveport. Please send resumes to email@example.com or
fax at 888.897.7295.
•The independent feature film Samuel Bleek will shoot from April 26th to May
22nd in the Lafourche and Terrebonne areas.
•Films in Motion's feature film Blood Out began filming April 12th at the
Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge. Resumes are being accepted via email at
•The independent feature film Jeff, Who Lives at Home began shooting April
14th in New Orleans. Resumes are being accepted via email at
•Court 13 International's feature film Beasts of the Southern Wild will
shoot from April 28th through June 12th in Houma.
•The ABC Family Movie of the week Revenge of the Bridesmaids is filming in
New Orleans from April 19th to May 14th. Resumes are being accepted via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
•TNT television series Memphis Beat began shooting April 19th in New Orleans
and at the St. John Center Soundstage in LaPlace. Please send resumes to
•Nu Image/Millennium feature film Drive Angry starring Nicholas Cage is
shooting until May 15th in Shreveport. Resumes are being accepted via email
at email@example.com and fax 318.841.3591.
•DMG Holdings television series, "First Date Season 4" is filming in New
Orleans and Baton Rouge until the end of May. Accepting resumes for sound
department, animators, and storyboard artists only at firstname.lastname@example.org
•WWE's feature film Killing Karma is shooting from April 13th to May 15th in
New Orleans. Please send resumes to email@example.com
•Fox/New Regency feature film L.A. Art Show will shoot from March 22nd
through May 3rd in Shreveport. Please send resumes to
•The independent feature film Love Wedding Marriage starring Mandy Moore,
James Brolin and Jane Seymour began shooting April 19th New Orleans. Please
send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
•Most Wanted Films feature film Death House is filming in Baton Rouge from
March 18th through June 15th. Resumes are being accepting via email at
•DMG Holdings television series Living with Leroy is shooting in Baton Rouge
and New Orleans. Resumes are being accepted for sound department only at
For more information about the film and television industry in Louisiana
visit Louisiana Entertainment online.