Marauders

John Kiesewetter

Bruce Willis finally showed up for work Wednesday on "Reprisal"…  Actress Olivia Culpo wants to hang with the wife of Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron… Director Brian A. Miller thanks us for letting him blow up the city… And producer Randall Emmett wants to shoot eight more movies in Ohio.

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Bruce Willis returns to Cincinnati Aug. 7 to shoot his second action film here in three years, and his second Ohio movie in six months.

After filming the bank heist "Marauders" movie in fall of 2015, Willis and former 2012 Miss USA and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo will star in "Reprisal," another bank robbery film.

Wikipedia

Hamilton locations have been scouted by producers of a new Robert Redford movie, according to the Journal-News newspaper in Butler County.

WCPO-TV

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a …. drone!

WCPO-TV was the first with Chopper 9. Now it's the first with Sky 9, a drone which debuted this week.  And more are coming.

John Kiesewetter

Make that four major Hollywood movie productions in town, and many more on the way, said Film Cincinnati executive director Kristen Schlotman on WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" Monday.

John Kiesewetter

What happens when you gather "Face/Off" stars Nicholas Cage and Gina Gershon, WWE wrestler Eva Marie, Austrian actress Nicky Whalen ("Hall Pass," "Franklin & Bash"), movie producer Randall Emmett and director Jonathan Baker?

You get an entertaining press conference about "Inconceivable," the newest Hollywood feature film to shoot in Greater Cincinnati – and be set here as well.

And you learn there will be more movies coming to town.

International Movie Database

Oscar winners Nicholas Cage and Faye Dunaway will be joined by Gina Gershon, Nicky Whelan and WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie in the thriller "Inconceivable" filming here later this month.

Lionsgate

Area actors, extras and crew with a part in "Marauders" will attend the Cincinnati premiere Thursday at Clifton's Esquire Theatre.

Provided

Smaller, lighter, less-expensive digital cameras, computer generated imaging (CGI), non-linear editing and other advances in technology have provided film makers with an entirely new set of tools to tell their stories and create movie magic. 

Provided by Bob Gerding

The opening shot of the "Marauders" trailer gives a bird's eye view of the Roebling Suspension bridge, thanks to veteran Cincinnati video pioneer Bob Gerding.

Gerding will talk with me on WVXU-FM's "Cincinnati Edition" 1-2 p.m. Thursday about how his drones provided cool aerial shots to "Marauders," the bank heist thriller opening July 1 starring Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier.

Internet Movie Database

Production starts this week here on "Girl From The Hood," the Lifetime movie about R&B singer Michel'le, the Lifetime movie publicist tells me.

And we won't have to wait long to see it.

Petri Entertainment

"The Funhouse Massacre" filmed at the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park north of  Middletown last year is now available on DVD and Blue-Ray.

Horror movie veteran Robert Englund ("Nightmare on Elm Street," "Freddy vs. Jason") stars as the warden of an asylum from which the nation's "most notorious and colorful serial killers escape," says the funhousemassacremovie website. 

Lionsgate

As director Steven C. Miller promised last October, Cincinnati will play a visible role in "Marauders," the bank robbery action film shot here last fall.

The two-minute "Marauders" trailer, released today, opens with an aerial shot over the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. Between lots of automatic weapons firing, you'll also see the Dixie Terminal Building, Carew Tower and a white Local 12 News van.

Tribune Broadcasting

Before we welcome 2016, let’s look back at this year in TV, movies, radio and media from A to Z.

Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke will star in a boxing feature film called “Tiger” to be filmed in Hamilton and Cincinnati.

The Hamilton Film Office held auditions last week for “Tiger,” looking particularly for “any boxing/sports enthusiasts.”

Rourke, nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for “The Wrestler,” will play Frank Donovan in the movie, which is based on a true story.

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