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Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” to be Filmed in Winnipeg

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Lights, Camera, Action! Winnipeg Gears Up for Two Spooky Summer Shoots

Calling all movie buffs and horror aficionados! Get ready for a frightfully exciting summer in Winnipeg. Our city is transforming into a filmmaker’s paradise with two major productions set to send shivers down your spine.

Stephen King’s The Long Walk Steps onto the Scene

Brace yourselves for a chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s dystopian masterpiece, The Long Walk. This “tier one” film, according to industry sources, will be shot right here in Winnipeg. While plot details are still under wraps, the story’s premise is sure to ignite conversation. It follows a group of young men forced to compete in a sadistic walking contest, with only one survivor promised a life of luxury.

A24’s Altar Promises Ritualistic Horror

Adding to the spooky vibes is Altar, a new horror film by A24, the studio behind cult classics like Hereditary and Midsommar. “Altar” follows a 13-year-old boy whose innocence is shattered over a single summer day. His sister’s abusive ex-boyfriend and the horrors of his absent parents contribute to his trauma. But the true terror lies beneath the serene surface of the local pool, where an eldritch nightmare awaits.

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Winnipeg’s Cinematic Appeal

Winnipeg’s rich cultural history and its eclectic mix of old and new architecture offer a unique visual palette that enhances the eerie and atmospheric qualities of horror films. The city’s support for the arts, combined with its experienced local film crews, make it an attractive location for high-profile productions like “Altar.”

The Economic and Cultural Impact

The decision to film these movies in Winnipeg is not just a boon for horror fans but also a significant boost for the local economy. Film productions bring jobs, tourism, and increased business for local vendors. Additionally, Winnipeg’s growing reputation as a film-friendly city can attract more high-profile projects in the future.

Stay Tuned for Casting Calls and Updates!

As filming gets underway, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for behind-the-scenes glimpses and exciting announcements. Who knows, you might even spot some stars strolling down Winnipeg’s streets!

So, cinephiles, Winnipeg is about to become a major moviemaking hub, and we can’t wait to see the terrifying tales that unfold!

Note: Winnipeg’s film scene is also abuzz with other exciting productions, including the sequel to “Nobody” and the thriller “Bruno Penguin and the Staten Island Princess.” 

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