About Z for Zachariah… in New Zealand
"The power may have gone out on Banks Peninsula yesterday, but that didn’t stop production on the big-budget post-apocalyptic blockbuster Z for Zachariah, which kicked off on Monday, starring Hollywood heart-throb Chris Pine (Star Trek), Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie, who replaced Amanda Seyfried after she could no longer commit to the part.
Tobey Maguire’s production company Material Pictures is behind the movie with Palomar Pictures and Iceland’s Zik Zak Filmworks. Film New Zealand helped in the scouting of locations, including a stately Port Levy house. It’s quite a coup for the remote South Island settlement, known for its rolling farms, marae and filmed scenes from Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures.
Pine, who was hobnobbing with Lorde at Daft Punk’s Grammys after-party, is expected on set soon. Australian ingenue Robbie arrived on Monday and dyed her blonde locks to a chestnut brown for the role.
Line producer Murray Francis was on set yesterday, but mobile contact is limited. Crew take refuge at the Diamond Harbour Country Store and Cafe after shooting.” source
just saying… I love when CP is “hobnobbing” with my favorite guy from New Zealand :)