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B-Grade movie being filmed in streets of Gunnison

Brief by Allen Best

Movies – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

For whatever reasons, the producers of a B-grade movie called “Alien vs. Predator” have chosen to set this epic battle within a town called Gunnison.

Sticklers for accuracy, at least in some respects, they plan to use business names from the streets of Gunnison, but will actually do the filming in the towns of Port Moody and Port Coquitlam, located in British Columbia’s metropolitan Vancouver. Gunnison, located at about 8,000 feet, is surrounded by sagebrush and hay fields of timothy and brome. The two B.C. towns, as their names indicate, are located at sea level along Vancouver Bay.

Why Gunnison? Eylem Sonmez, clearance coordinator for the production company, a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox, said she didn’t really know. “They were looking for a small town surrounded by the mountains,” she told the Crested Butte News.

The film is expected to be released in the middle of 2007.