Two TV pilots set to come to Wilmington

Two TV pilots set to come to Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Two different pilot projects are underway in Wilmington, according to the film commission.

A pilot for “The Lost Boys” and “This Country” are both listed as being in the pre-production phase on the website for the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.

“It’s good to talk to our clients now and hear all the positive things they’re saying about North Carolina. In the past, we’ve had some hesitation, but now we’re hearing a lot of good news and a lot of good comments so it feels good going into this year knowing that we’ve been steady, we’ve been consistent and it looks like that’s starting to pay off,” said Johnny Griffin, the director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.

TVLine reports the CW has ordered a fresh pilot for “The Lost Boys" after they passed on the initial adaption of the 1980′s era vampire movie. The new project will feature an updated script and a new cast.

“This Country” is a mockumentary- style comedy that details what happens when a documentary crew comes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns, Deadline writes.

This past year was a big one for Wilmington’s film industry. “Swamp Thing” “Uncle Frank,” “Reprisal,” “Halloween Kills” and “The Georgetown Project” all recently wrapped in the Port City.

“Our inquiries have just increased dramatically and a lot of people are talking to us about potential projects that they’re looking at, so I think we’re building on that and I think it’s going to give us some momentum as we move into 2020 and all signs right now are that it will be another successful year,” said Griffin.

Wilmington was also named one of the best places to live and work as a moviemaker on MovieMaker’s 2020 list.

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