Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monroe Movie

Monroe to be movie set

Movie-makers hope to shoot a car-chase scene in downtown Monroe this week and do additional filming in the area over several weeks, including on the campus of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Producers of “Jinn,” a supernatural thriller featuring actors Dominic Rains and Ray Park and a specially modified Camaro muscle-car called the “FireBreather,” won Monroe City Council permission to close portions of downtown Monroe streets from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday for the filming.

Michigan-born writer and director Ajmal Ahmad, 32, said his Livonia-based Exodus Pictures probably will do most of its filming in the Monroe area. “Three weeks of our six-week shoot actually is in Monroe,” he said.

The scene in downtown Monroe will involve the car, a Camaro customized by Novi-based Classic Design Concepts and unveiled by Mr. Park during the Autorama in Detroit in late February.

According to the scene description, the car will drive west down E. Front St. turn left and head south on Washington St, swerve to avoid hitting a man crossing the road, fishtail into Loranger Square and then head west on E. First St.

A stunt driver will pilot the 605-horsepower car, while a camera-mounted trailer films from in front of the car and another camera shoots from a sidewalk.

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