Crew were filming a TV series based on a novel by Stephen King in Vancouver and the 400 block of Seymour was transformed into a post-apocalyptic hellscape.
The City of Vancouver posted about the shoot on Twitter, noting that the filming would take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 as well as Sunday, Oct. 27. It stated that the set would include, "Highly visible graphic content including dead bodies, trash and debris, shouting of coarse language and gunfire."
In addition, the city reminded locals not to be alarmed by the commotion if they were in the area.
Today & tomorrow there will be filming taking place in Downtown (400 block of Seymour St) which involves highly visible graphic content including dead bodies, trash & debris, shouting of coarse language & gunfire. Please do not be alarmed if you're in the area. #CityofVancouver
— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) October 26, 2019
Based on the post-apocalyptic, horror novel The Stand by Stephen King, the TV shoot involved a great deal of disturbing imagery, dialogue and noise.
According to StephenKing.com, The Stand is about a deadly flu that wipes out most of the world's population. The survivors must choose between following two people and, "The two factions prepare for a confrontation between the forces of good and evil."
IMDb states that the 10-episode series is set to air in 2020 and stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, and Amber Heard.
Have a look at some of the footage from the weekend.
@WhatsFilming @yvrshoots #TheStand #StephenKing #Drone Some drone filming going on the set today. Filming a chase scene along the cars, after most people have died on planet Earth 🌎 pic.twitter.com/QB85tMPpyY
— NewWestBoy (@66mitchell) October 27, 2019
— Reel News Hawaii (@reelnewshawaii) October 27, 2019
Garbage, newspapers on the streets. Check.
Hanging man in an alley. Check.
— Hollywood North Buzz - YVRShoots (@yvrshoots) October 26, 2019
— doppelvancouver 🛸 (@doppelvancouver) October 26, 2019
Fun scenes downtown Vancouver for filming of Stephen King’s The Stand pic.twitter.com/kITorT0F1Q
— Andrea Boooo 👻 (@AndreaWoo) October 26, 2019
— 李麗芳 | Helen Lee (@hleeliu2018) October 27, 2019
We just walked through a Stephen King Movie Set. The Stand according to local news. My life is complete. https://t.co/Ae5tjt9F9c
— TheNewHackAndSlash (@NewHackAndSlash) October 27, 2019
Prep work underway in downtown Vancouver (Howe & Pender). Street is transformed into New York City for a chaotic postapocalyptic scene involving traffic mayhem as part of a new film version of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ starring Whoopi Goldberg. @yvrshoots @YVRFilming #TheStand pic.twitter.com/MPWgt4Ry79
— Jim Genac (@Jim_Genac) October 26, 2019