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so here's some movie news.

'The Long Good Friday' To Get Remake

Classic British crime film The Long Good Friday is getting a Hollywood makeover in Miami under the direction of Resident Evil moviemaker Paul W. S. Anderson. The 1980 original starred Bob Hoskins as a London gangster whose criminal empire comes under attack from a wave of mysterious bombings. But production company Handmade Films says the new movie would be "refreshed" with a modern setting. Chairman Patrick Meehan says, "The original was a highly praised classic and one of Handmade's most prized films, but its reach was limited primarily to the U.K. Following continued interest from the U.S., we realized this remake could attract audiences worldwide with an updated setting and contemporary overtones. When Paul presented his creative vision for this project, we were instantly convinced that this is a story that could be successfully refreshed, yet leave the integrity of the original intact." No actors have so far been cast for the project.
http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2007-05-17/#5
 

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Hmm, cool... I've been longing to see a movie set in miami for quite some time.

I saw casino royale the other day but the supposed miami international airport is actually a mix in between the Bahamas one in Prague and one in Surrey, England. The only part you see real miami is when they're driving towards the museum and they're getting off I-95 on the miami avenue exit (my fav. dowtown exit by the way) but then when they actually get to the museum it's actually another building in Prague :lol:

Any other miami set movies coming out soon?
 

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"Burn Notice" to be filmed in the Grove.
http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/070405/story2.shtml


The herald reported that a new TV drama "Cane" will be set in Miami with Cuban-American characters.
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This article suggests that some of it will be filmed here.

"The pilot episode of the series was shot in March, with cast and crew working two days in Miami. The producers plan to return to South Florida on a schedule similar to that of CSI: Miami, taping here about two weeks out of every eight.

We want to use a lot of Florida locations -- South Beach, the Intracoastal, sugar fields, all kinds of stuff," Prince said. "We want the sky to look like a Florida sky and the water to look like Florida water. Florida's different -- we can't shoot the Intracoastal in Long Beach. Well, I guess we could, but it would look ridiculous."
 

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By the way reading that article I got an idea.

All the newspapers agree that Miami would be huge in the film industry if only there were sound studios and filming facilities.

The guy who owns the Miami Arena should convert the miami arena into a studio complex. That would give him tons of money while the thing is sitting around. It's centrally located, It's in downtown, right off the 836 - airport and the guy was looking for something to do with the huge place. Cirque de Soleil is a no go so why not make use of such a huge structure?

CSI miami for example is filmed in cali because there were no studios in miami, how crazy is that.
 

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Anybody see Sick-o yet? I went to the premier last night and was excited to see its recent representation of Miami near the end of the film. Michael Moore met some people who wanted medical treatment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba because the treatment is free there for Americans, so they flew to Miami and a few dozen people started boarding charter boats at Bayside Marketplace, all aimed for Cuba. There were helicopter shots of the skyline for a few minutes and their boats in the bay, and it was fairly recently (maybe January) cause 50 Biscayne was already more than 40 floors up (at the least).

Check it out, it's an amazing movie.
 

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^funny

i just saw them filming an episode of "Burn Notice" on brickell yesterday,

On Coral Way Just east of Brickell Ave:banana: :cheers:

i saw gabrielle anwar, and jeffrey donovan, i walked right up to them but she was on the phone

and he didnt want to take a picture because he was only wearing a "t-shirt"
 

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There was a movie a few years back called Miami Blues with Alec Baldwin and Fred Ward. At the end of the movie, the Miami skyline is shown from above and to the north. It is from 1990, but even then the skyline had that big look.
 

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I remember the movie "Tony Rome" that starred Frank Sinatra made here in Miami in 1967.It showed a small clip with boxer Rocky Graziano and in the background you can see the BEAUTIUL Four Ambassador hotel being constructed.
 

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There was a movie a few years back called Miami Blues with Alec Baldwin and Fred Ward. At the end of the movie, the Miami skyline is shown from above and to the north. It is from 1990, but even then the skyline had that big look.
Yeah, I bought that movie the other day simply because it features a lot of Miami.

It also has a scene inside Dadeland Mall and you can see the food-court the way it was. It had that elevated part with rails.

I also put Tomy Rome on my que on NetFlix. I'd love to see Miami in the 60s.
 

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Dont forget Black Sunday about a terrorist attack on the super bowl (orange bowl). I knew people who were extras in that film.
 
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