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The 21 new wonders added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2017

Since the establishment of this web the in the wild steppes of the Internet, we only have set one tradition: commenting in an article the new UNESCO World Heritage properties added annually to the champions league of worldwide wonders.

So we leave for a post the filming locations. Let's come back to our ancestral origins, to celebrate the 7th edition of this collection that you can find complete following these links: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Where was Ozark filmed?

Welcome to the Lake of the Ozarks or the redneck riviera, according to the main character of this new Netflix production. Marty is a financial advisor in trouble, forced to launder money to save his family and his skin from the hands of a drug Mexican cartel.

The series, that has been compared to Breaking Bad, is starring Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses), Laura Linney (The Truman Show, Mystic River), and the young actresses Sofia Hublitz and Julia Garner.

Actually the area has a much more inspiring nickname: the Missouri Magic Dragon due to the aerial look of this large reservoir. However, very little was actually filmed in Missouri; Georgia's state tax incentives for filming moved the headquarters of this production at less than an hour distance from Atlanta.

Where is Ozark filmed

Where was The Dark Tower filmed?

This new film is based on the Stephen King fantasy book series dating back to 1982, spanning eight novels of horror and science fiction. The story follows the quest Roland the last Gunslinger, looking for a magical building called The Dark Tower, to save his world before it's too late.

The lead roles are played by Idris Elba (Prometheus, Pacific Rim) as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street) as the mysterious Man in Black, and Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha from Vikings), who plays Laurie Chambers, the mother of the boy Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor).

The Dark Tower was filmed in South Africa and New York. We will be updating and expanding this post about the filming locations of the movie with new details, as more information is released:

The Dark Tower location

Where was Safe Haven filmed?

Some readers suggested to check out the places where Safe Haven was filmed, the movie from 2013 inspired on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. The film is a classic romantic tale set in a gorgeous real town called Southport, situated somewhere south of the Mason–Dixon line, as one of the characters say.

Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars, Grease Live) and Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) are the cutie couple blessed by actress Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother).

Safe Haven was filmed in Southport and Wilmington in North Carolina. This is an almost spoiler (and sugar)-free compilation of the most interesting filming locations for this production:

Safe Haven locations

Where was War for the Planet of the Apes filmed?

The third chapter of the Planet of the Apes franchise takes place two years after the last movie -Dawn- ended. This time, Caesar and his apes will have to battle the army of the human bloody leader, the Colonel, to decide the fate of the planet.

Under all these layers of visual effects you can find actor Andy Serkis (Gollum from The Hobbit) as Caesar, and Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games, Zombieland) as the evil Colonel.

War for the Planet of the Apes was filmed basically around Vancouver, in British Columbia and Alberta (Canada). Also some scenes were filmed in Washington state and California. Here is a spoiler-free compilation (only the post, don't read the comments if you haven't watch the film yet!) of the most relevant sets and filming locations for the movie:

War for the Planet of the Apes Location
The scene on the beach, evoking the end of the 1968 original film Planet of the Apes, was filmed at Long Beach in Vancouver Island. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Alexander Danling

War for the Planet of the Apes Vancouver
A huge crew landed on Vancouver island's West coast for several shoots in the area. The movie was filming around Tofino and Ucluelet towns, including Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, First Nations land and some private properties.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

Where does War for the Planet of the Apes takes place
The production built massive sets, like the Colonel compound and Ape prison, on Triangle Road at South Richmond.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

War for the Planet of the Apes Fortress
The Tower Rock Armoury set from another point of view. In the movie, this human military base is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains (California). Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

War for the Planet of the Apes set
The interiors for the snowy abandoned ski lodge were also built in a studio.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

War for the Planet of the Apes Filming Locations
From outside, we are not sure if this building exists or if it's just pure CGI. However, it could be inspired by the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta (pictured below), and the exteriors used for the hotel from The Shining, the Timberline Lodge in Oregon.
Image by Norman Maddeaux

Where was Planet of the Apes filmed
A set was built near the ski resort at Mount Seymour.
Image by Tim Gage

Where is War for the Planet of the Apes set
Also segments of the movie were filmed in the mountains of Kananaskis (probably at Fortress Mountain Resort), one of the locations where The Revenant was filmed. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

Where did they film War for the Planet of the Apes
The passages leading to the hidden-fortress are the Othello tunnels in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Jeroen van Luin

War for the Planet of the Apes Shooting location
According to an interview with producer Dylan Clark, the waterfall is basically a CGI creation, using footage from Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

Planet of the Apes 2017 filming locations
The end of the movie was filmed at Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake, in Washington State. Some shots of the desert were filmed in several locations in California. Image by Barry Maas

War for the Planet of the Apes drehort
The production made extensive use of keyframe animation technology to film the apes. In this caption, actors are running through the studio, while the software transforms the movement into a virtual world in real time.

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Where was Spider-Man Homecoming filmed?

This new installment of the adventures of a young Peter Parker is a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, after the last 2007 movie. The film continues the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline after Captain America: Civil War, expanding the story of the Avengers.

This time the sticky superhero is played by Tom Holland (The Impossible, The Lost City of Z). Robert Downey Jr. returns to his role as Tony -Iron Man- Stark and Michael Keaton is the evil Vulture.

Spider-Man Homecoming is set in New York, but it was basically filmed in Atlanta. Here is a selection of some of the most relevant filming locations, spoiler-free:

Spider-Man Homecoming Location

Where was Baby Driver filmed?

Baby Driver is a new action thriller on wheels, although essentially different from blockbusters like Fast and Furious series. The story unfolds around a young driver trying to get away from a criminal life with the girl he loves. The production made little use of CGI to shot the stunts, and all the film is wrapped by the beat of an impressive selected soundtrack.

English director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is in charge of this movie, that has got outstanding reviews. The cast is headed by Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx.

Baby Driver was filmed in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Here is a spoiler-free selection of some of the most relevant filming locations for the movie:

Baby Driver Atlanta

Where was The Beguiled filmed? - Filming Locations for the 2017 movie

The Beguiled is the story of a Union soldier who is found wounded by the girls of a boarding school in a Confederate area, during the American Civil War. Sofia Coppola’s won the 2017 Best Director Award in Cannes, with this remake of Clint Eastwood's 1971 drama, also based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel.

The cast is headed by Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell (In Bruges, Total Recall) and Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Neon Demon).

The Beguiled was filmed in Louisiana, around New Orleans, although the plot is set in Virginia. Just in case you haven't watched the movie yet, we try to keep this post spoiler-free as much as possible:

The Beguiled house

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