Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spike-TV's 'War of '04' filming in East Boston

Nicknamed the "Irish Sopranos," the made-in-Boston cable TV pilot "War of '04" is currently filming in East Boston.

"They did some filming yesterday and today on Sumner Street in East Boston," writes Loaded Gun tipster Eric near the Maverick Blue Line T stop. "This morning it was right outside my door."

For those not in the know, Spike-TV has snagged a two-hour TV pilot centering around Irish gang warfare starring Matthew Marsden and Kevin Chapman in Boston. Walter Hill, an Emmy-award winner, is directing the show while Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White is producing.

The story centers around the fallout when a Boston mob boss abruptly takes a leave of absence while rival gangs duke it out in an epic battle for control.

Ironically, the pilot is set in South Boston, not East Boston. In the Globe's "Southie gets a stand-in" here, state Representative Brian P. Wallace says location scouts opted to film in Eastie over Southie because it was more "dark and dingy."

Wallace jokes: "They said Eastie looks like Southie. I cracked up. Eastie's always been 15 years behind us, so that's no problem."

Click here for my list of Boston-based films in various stages of production. Also, click here for the lowdown on "War of '04" filming in Dorchester.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are currently filming in Dorchester, Neponset to be specific, today

Anonymous said...

To be more specific, they are filming in the old Seymours Ice Cream factory on Ericsson St. in Port Norfolk (part of Dorchester).

Anonymous said...

I saw all the set trailers parked under the Fort Point Channel bridge the other night over by Gillette. Ironically the day before I saw the T police pulling all the homeless out of that area, now I know why,,,,I thought they cared about their health and wellbeing

Anonymous said...

so far as I know the shooting at Seymours Ice Cream factory is scheduled through the end of this week.

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