Safe


Thanks to kmj for this Philly.com link with info about ‘Safe’ wrapping up filming.  Looks like Jason’s done for now and possibly headed home just in time for the Christmas holiday.  Don’t know where he’ll spend Christmas, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing him or hearing about him soon.  Then he’ll start gearing up for ‘The Mechanic’ promotional tour in January.  Can’t wait!

Film work

The action movie Safe will shoot a few scenes with Jason Statham at Parx Casino in Bensalem on Thursday. A few dealers and cocktail servers will be included. Parx is gearing up for a Dec. 22 launch of Parx East, its expansion. Friday will be Statham’s last day of filming, as the production hurtles toward its wrap next week.

Thanks to Sara who emailed me this info about where Jason will be for the ‘Safe’ filming in Philadelphia til tomorrow.  Looks like if you want a glimpse of Jason, you’ll have to be on foot and have telephoto lens on your camera.

Psst…. SAFE is filming on Broad St. in front of the Bellevue for the rest of the week!  If you go you can see that they changed the doors on the front of the building for filming.

A movie, titled “SAFE,” will be filming scenes in the neighborhood this week (through Saturday). There will be several NO PARKING zones, as well as some street closings due to the production crew filming car stunts, pyrotechnics and SIMULATED GUNFIRE.

No Parking:
West Side of 15th Street, b/w Walnut and Spruce
South side of Locust, b/w 15th & Broad
North side of Sansom, b/w Broad and 17th
South side of Walnut, b/w 13th & Broad
Both sides of Broad, b/w Sansom and Locust

Closings:
Broad Street, b/w Sansom and Locust, 6:30 pm-6:30 am, Weds., Thursday and Friday

 

Bloomfield Estate

 

Philly.com has the scoops on where Jason will be filming ‘Safe’ in early December.  The shoot will be at the Bloomfield Estate in Villanova which is in the far southeast side of Pennsylvania.  Obviously, it’s a private estate that, no doubt, will be heavily blocked from public access.  But at least you know that Jason will be around that area at that time if you choose to catch a glimpse of him at a restaurant or hotel.  I think I found the real estate ad for Bloomfield.

Thanks to lienka for the heads up on pics at BusyBeeBlogger.com of Jason filming ‘Safe’ in Philadelphia on Halloween Sunday.  And thank you to katefromua for a Philly.com article about that shoot and an injured stuntman.  Looks like there was no partying for Jason this past Halloween weekend…just work work work.  Although he did have a hefty dinner (a couple of steaks) with co-workers and friends Friday night.

According to a Philly CityPaper.net blogger, they have the scoop on the exact location and even the name of a building where Jason is filming ‘Safe’.  However, they warn that you won’t get close by driving there, but may have a chance at a glimpse of Jason if go in by foot.  Earlier reports have mentioned that the public will be restricted to being across the street from the action, but with good telephoto lens, you could capture our hunk working on his new project.

That girl over at INeedMyFix.com always cracks me up with her posts about Jason.  She is definitely a huge fangirl and thanks to thegreenone for linking her most recent Jason gushing post.  I couldn’t bring the link up right so if you can’t get it or see what she wrote, thegreenone copy and pasted it for us and I have it here.

What a lovely way to conclude the week but with some shots of Jason Statham filming his movie Safe on the streets of New York City. Makes me want to rub his almost bald head with my chesticles. Oink.

He’s got a number of movies that will be up and coming in 2010:  Blitz and Pretty Baby, Machine.  In 2011 he has: Gnomeo & Juliet (voice), The Killer Elite, and The Mechanic.

That’s a lot of Jason Statham. That’s a whole lot of goodness. I’m always at a loss as to what to say about this man because I want to say very dirty, very sexually explicit things and the censor within takes over.  Maybe that’s not a bad thing.

Thanks to thegreenone for linking this PhillyMag.com post about where ‘Safe’ will be filming on November 17-19 in Philadelphia.  Also, we learn that Jason be there until the end of December.  I work with a guy who just moved from his hometown of Philadelphia so I’m going to be his best friend while Jason is in his town and asking some questions.

Broad Street Closures

On November 17th, 18th, and 19th, both sides of Broad Street will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the filming of  Safe .

Speaking of  Safe, the film starring Jason Statham (The Italian Job, The Transporter), directed by Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) is wrapping up filming in NYC and is on it’s way to Philly to begin filming this week until the end of December (Yakin sported a Phillies hat on the set Friday!). I hear they will be filming a scene inside of the Bellevue in the coming weeks, but the best place to catch the action will be on Broad Street between City Hall and Spruce Street.

On Tuesday, November 16th, traffic will be diverted intermittently. The Philadelphia Police Department will detour car traffic around this closure, while sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians. During actual filming, pedestrians will be held from crossing the street. The production company asks for your patience and indicates that the inconvenience will only last for a few minutes at a time.

Thanks to hybridstaind for some ‘Safe’ set pics which appear to be taken by bystanders or fans.  I’m sure if you scour Facebook or Twitter you may find personal photos like these since Jason filmed out in public recently.  Watch out Philadelphia…Jason will be coming to your neighborhood soon to continue shooting ‘Safe’!  Keep your cameras ready!  Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

There’s a very nice blog post from The Fan Carpet about Jason.  As Jason’s popularity grows, we find loads of stories and pics about him on the internet.  Sometimes it gets hard to keep up with it all.  Thanks to katefromua and lienka for the heads up on YouTube and X17.com videos, plus GettyImage pics on the set of ‘Safe’.

Thanks to lienka for the heads up on new pics of Jason filming ‘Safe’ in Manhattan today on Newscom.  My man Jason looking gooooood!  And that comment about his shoes (“The well dressed actor is seen wearing rather dirty sneakers”) is just plain stupid.  It’s his acting wardrobe.  I met a women who worked on films as an art director and she explained that they’re meticulous about details like that…even down to the shoes of the character.  Oh well, just click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

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