urban double

Two sets have been built in Liverpool City Centre, including one recreating a Russian city and the other mimicking New York. Jack Ryan, played by Chris Pine, rescues his girlfriend Cathy, played by Keira Knightley, from a black Land Rover amongst shady spy characters.    http://www.ineedmyfix.com/2012/09/18/keira-knightley-and-chris-pine-film-jack-ryan-in-liverpool/

Jan Connor is Manager at the local Foundry Business Centre, where the Jack Ryan production team hired office space, and she spoke to Birkenhead News: “It was fabulous to see. There were about 100 people in the crew and they made the opening to the [Birkenhead] tunnel look like it was in New York.”   She adds: “There were guys putting artwork over it to make it look more like brickwork and they put signs up saying ‘Wall Street freeway’. The car park was full of NYPD police cars.”     http://www.thelocationguide.com/blog/2012/09/spy-thriller-jack-ryan-doubles-liverpool-for-moscow-and-new-york/

Period cars and decor came to Manchester and Liverpool for the filming of Marvel’s comic book adaptation Captain America: The First Avenger. Much of the film was shot in the UK, with Stanley Dock in Liverpool and Dale Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter doubling for 1940s New York City.  Lynn Saunders, Manager of the Liverpool Film Office, said: “Stanley Dock is undeveloped and has a distinctive 1850s Victorian look with broken windows and cobbles. As a red-brick building it convinces as New York with little effort and as it’s an inland dock it’s easy to lock it down for filming purposes.” … For Captain America it became a New York submarine dock. It’s the first time the area’s been used to double for a location in the US.  http://www.thelocationguide.com/blog/2011/07/marvel%E2%80%99s-captain-america-doubles-manchester-and-liverpool-for-new-york-city/


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