WCNC news reported on the Hunger Games movie set in Shelby,NC today. Looks like the excitement is building and things are moving along. Here’s an excerpt from their report :
SHELBY, N.C. — It’s a movie based on some hugely popular books and it’s being filmed in and around Charlotte.
The books are being compared to “Twilight” and “Harry Potter,” and now, the “Hunger Games” has turned parts of our area into a movie set.
“Yeah, it’s huge. It’s huge,” said self-proclaimed movie buff Noel Manning. “I think the fact that you’ve got a movie based on the book with such an incredible following is one thing. Any town that lands the opportunity to have part of the film shot in that location is pretty amazing.”
Manning hosts a radio show about the movies at Gardener-Webb University where he works and says it’s clear from the set that Shelby will play a big role in the movie.
We found “District 12″ — the main character’s hometown — being prepped for shooting.
“That’s where the ‘Hunger Games’ begin. That’s where the activity begins so when you see behind us something that says District 12, you realize, wow, OK, this is a major part of the film right here in Shelby,” Manning said.
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