Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on February 20, 2008
Despite his propensity to break into song — Viva Laughlin had people laughing for all the wrong reasons — we still love Hugh Jackman. The Tony Award-winning boy from Oz is currently in neighboring New Zealand filming the prequel to the outrageously successful X-Men trilogy, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” — which, we’re happy to report, is being done green.
With principal photography taking place in the pristine wilderness of Queenstown in the South Island, “Wolverine” will provide a template or a “green screen” which future productions must adhere to. “A movie of this nature is a huge undertaking,” said district council waste minimization manager Stefan Bowry, one “that might involve remote catering for hundreds of cast and crew, administration, set building, construction and painting. The potential for recycling is enormous.”
Producers will be advised by Queenstown Lakes District Council, who will carry out an environmental impact assessment on their sets to ensure that they’re as environmentally friendly as possible. No word on what to expect from the Marvel-ous comic book hero this time round, but it’s good to know that behind the scenes we’ll have a clean, green Wolverine.
Let’s just hope there’s no singing…