Wednesday, July 28, 2010

'Harold and Kumar' brings Christmas in July to Detroit

'Harold and Kumar' is filming in Detroit.
A block of downtown Detroit will become a street in Manhattan this week as filmmakers create the third 'Harold and Kumar' movie.

Congress Street between Griswold and Shelby is being decorated for the Christmas season, complete with holly strands stretching across the road, icicle lights hanging from building awnings, and enormous wreaths dressing up the side of the Penobscot Building.

According to a guy working security,
all filming in this particular location will take place at night, beginning tonight if weather allows. They do have a snow-making machine - and have used it during the filming of scenes in Oakland County and at Eastern Market - but he said he thought producers had decided not to use it in the downtown scenes.

This particular corner of downtown has been busier than any in recent weeks. The two- or three-block area has hosted the filming of 'The Double', 'Real Steel' and now 'Harold and Kumar'. Movie fans might also like to know that, according to the aforementioned security guy, movie production in Detroit these days is nothing compared to what we're going to see next year.