Mt Manaia is in Whangarei, New Zealand. The beautiful country of New Zealand is where HBO’s True Blood’s Anna Paquin hails from. It’s a very pretty country.
New Zealand’s landscapes are more Twilight’s “Forks” (lush, green native forests with oustanding coastlines) than the New Orleans, swampy landscapes of True Blood TV series. New Zealand is stunning. It’s also where the Hercules and Xena TV series and The Lord of The Rings (Oscar winning trilogy) were filmed.
If David Slade, director of Twilight Saga’s Eclipse, went location hunting in New Zealand, he would just never return to Hollywood. He would just die of happiness and ecstatic joy in all of the pretty! New Zealand is a cinematographer’s dream, but you can be a part of it.
New Zealand is Hollywood famous. The country has 4.5 million people, including the Maori people of New Zealand (nicknamed “horis”) of which I am one of them in Hollywood. You’ve got to see and experience some of New Zealand in your lifetime! You will love it.
If you’ve ever wanted to rock climb or hike a mountain with the most picaresque views of land and sea, then you’ll appreciate Mt Manaia a lot. To find out more about Whangarei City go here. To choose an airline to fly there, go here.
According to reports, Liam Neeson is in talks to play the head honch, Col. John “Hannibal” Smith in the movie remake of The A-Team for 20th Century Fox.
Box office hot property, Bradley Cooper of the #1 flm, The Hang Over has been approached to play the role of Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck in the Joe Carnahan-directed pic based on the 1980s TV series. If both stars leap into the A-Team, they will begin filming early September for a June, 2010 release.
Sounds good already, if these two actors lead a star line up. It could be a big franchise film series. Who knows? Twilight, Harry Potter and films like Lord of The Rings show just how lucrative film franchises and stars and directors who think in series, just really are in the future.