The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that the same exact blue screen that was used for the filming of “Fast and Furious 7” has been left in place for “Insurgent. This is all happening at the OFS property in Norcross, GA located along Interstate 85 at Jimmy Carter Boulevard. This is now considered one of the largest movie studio lot in Georgia and is the same property where “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” was filmed as well the future location for Part 2.
The property has already been the site of filming for the movies “Fast and Furious 7” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” set to be released this year, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” slated for a 2015 release. Jacoby said the “Hunger Games” films used one of the largest green screens in the country and had 1,400 extras on site during one day of filming.
“Hollywood coming in, they paint the glitter on the whole project,” Jacoby said, “and when these major blockbusters that have been so successful here they tell the other guys, they say, ‘This was a great experience.’ Hollywood loves coming here.”
Jacoby announced Tuesday evening that the production company behind the movie “Insurgent,” the sequel to the film “Divergent” based on a young adult book trilogy, has already leased space for filming. A blue screen used in filming “Fast and Furious 7” was left standing for the “Insurgent” project. Jacoby also said the production company for the eighth film in “The Fast and the Furious” series has expressed interest in filming at the site.
I’m always fascinated by the BTS and blue/green screen technology used during filming, and the fact that they are actually sharing a blue screen makes it even more interesting. I’m sure this is commonplace in the film industry, but knowing it about it makes the fangirl in me giggle a little. It’s also so good to hear that these books and movies we love so much have contributed so much to the economy and growth of Georgia.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post