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Visiting filming locations and other movie adventures with Jarno Mahlberg. Some of these locations have been covered elsewhere, but all represent my own research and view. Enjoy, comment and follow.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Visiting Filming Locations of "Blade II" (2002) in Prague, Czech Republic

Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Produced by Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, Patrick Palmer
Screenplay by David S. Goyer
Based on Blade by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan
Starring Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

Guillermo del Toro was hired to direct Blade II by New Line production president Michael De Luca after Stephen Norrington turned down the offer to direct the sequel.
Goyer and Frankfurt both admired director Guillermo del Toro and believed his dark sensibilities to be ideal for Blade II.
Frankfurt first met del Toro when Frankfurt's design company, Imaginary Forces, did the title sequences for Mimic. "I admired Mimic and got to know Guillermo through that film," says Frankfurt.
"Both David Goyer and I have been fans of his since Cronos and were enthusiastic about him coming on board.
Guillermo is such a visual director and has a very strong sense of how he wants a movie to look. When you sign on with someone like Guillermo you're not going to tell him what the movie should look like, you're going to let him run with it."
Like Goyer, del Toro has a passion for comic books. "Guillermo was weaned on comic books, as was I," says Goyer. "I was a huge comic book collector... my brother and I had about twelve thousand comic books that we assembled when we were kids, so I know my background."
Tippett Studio provided computer-generated visual effects, including digital doubles of some of the characters.
Filming took place in Prague, Czech Republic including the Barrandov Studios, as well as London from March 12, 2001 and concluded July 2, 2001. - Wikipedia.

 The opening shot. Night tram passing through Paris Street, where's the blood bank and drug dealers.
 Prvního pluku 23.

Blade's coming home (Deleted Scene).
Crossroads of Národní and Masarykovo nábř.

in the background you can see National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill.
It was featured in del Toro's next film Hellboy.


Chicago 1982 (Deleted Scene).
Malého 3.

Sunset time lapse.
Petrské náměstí 4.

The skeleton men eat a drug dealer.
  Ul. Prvního pluku, křižovatka Sokolovská.

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