It’s an inconvenience for downtown Vancouver commuters, but it’ll be worth it.
That from the City of Vancouver’s transportation director, as the Georgia Viaduct is temporarily shut down beginning tomorrow, so a major Hollywood film can shoot its elaborate car crash scenes.
Jerry Dobrovolny says the closures will occur over the next 13 days.
“On Sunday and Monday the production company will be setting up for the filming which will take place over the next 10 days, the way it will work is from 5am until 3pm they will be filming on the Georgia Viaduct there are no changes to the Dunsmuir viaduct at all, and then at 3pm they will open up one lane of traffic for vehicles leaving downtown.”
Dobrovolny says the commuter inconvenience will be well worth it.
The scenes will be part of the film Deadpool starring Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds.
Dobrovolny says the movie will bring more than $37-million in direct spending in Metro Vancouver, and create 1100 jobs.