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'Simulated vehicle accident': Cambie Bridge closures this week for movie filming

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Vancouver's Cambie Bridge will be a film set later this week.

Production of Tron: Ares will be taking over the bridge over two nights, closing the bridge from 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 to 6 a.m. March 15 and then again from 7 p.m. on March 15 to 6 a.m. on March 16.

The closures will run from West 7th Avenue to Beatty Street (see slide 2).

"Our filming involves driving with vehicles, motorcycles, vehicle tow rigs, and a simulated vehicle accident," reads a notice from the production company.

A drone will also be used for part of the scene, It'll be in operation for some time between 7 and 11 p.m. on March 14 and 7 p.m. and midnight on March 15.

Water trucks and lighting cranes will also be in use to dampen and lighten the scene.

Crews will be working in the area outside of the bridge closure times, too. This means there will be a "no stopping" notice in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily on the streets around the production including sections of West 5th Avenue, West 6th Avenue and Yukon Street where the street intersects with the avenues.

Crews will also be on scene Mar. 13 to prepare the area.

What is Tron: Ares?

Tron: Ares is the third film in the Tron universe. The first film, released in 1982, was considered groundbreaking for its use of special effects. The sequel, Tron: Legacy, took nearly 30 years to reach the silver screen. It was also shot in Vancouver and used Cambie Bridge for at least one scene involving a motorcycle.

And now, 14 years later, the third film is in production in the same city.

All three films take place at least partially in a digital world.

The new film stars Jared Leto, along with Greta Lee (Past LivesThe Morning Show), Evan Peters (American Horror Story, the X-Men film series), Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj) and others. Gillian Anderson of the Vancouver-shot series The X Files has recently been attached.

It's been filming in Vancouver for a while and is the reason some people have spotted an FBI trailer downtown recently. Signs for a company called Encom are being spotted as well; Encom is the name of the corporation central to the Tron series.