Archive for April 11th, 2009
Liam Neeson v Ralph Fiennes in Tenerife ?

A lung bursting scream from a pretty slave girl chained to the rocks, a green scaley monster rises from the sea, licking its lips, as centurions spears bounce off its body. The new Tenerife tourism video certainly leaves a lot to be desired. Or maybe I’m thinking of a scene from the 1981 Greek mythology classic, Clash Of The Titans, about to be re-made here in Tenerife.

Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes have just been confirmed to play opposing  Gods, Zeus and Hades in the big budget Warner Brothers flick. They join Quantum of Solace Bond babe, Gemma Arterton when filming is due to start in a few weeks. Preperation has already begun with Los Cristianos based film support company, Sur Film, filming images of Teide national park in Tenerife and Timanfaya national park in Lanzarote.

It’s boom time for movies in Tenerife, a remake of Papillon is due to start in 2010, and so far this year 20 productions have used our visually stunning island. If you want to do a Ricky Gervais or Ashley Jenson, and become an extra, here’s your chance. Spanish film Una Hora Mas En Canarias , a musical comedy, will be filmed here during May and June. Casting for non speaking extras between 17 and 90 (can’t really see my blonde mop blending into a Canarian crowd scene) is taking place at Los Cristianos Cultural Centre on Wednesday 15 April from 10am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm, just turn up with a decent photo of yourself.

I knew quite a few people who did extra work back in Oxford, and it was well paid, I don’t know if they pay out here, but IÂ would think they will at least feed you, and it would be quite an adventure.