‘Quiet Place 2’ to film at Barcelona
BARCELONA — Get ready for the silver screen, Barcelona Harbor.
The Westfield Town Board on Wednesday approved a location agreement with Paramount Pictures for use of the harbor, pier and “nearby streets and locations” to film portions of “A Quiet Place 2.” Set to release in March 2020, the sequel to the popular science fiction horror flick directed by and starring John Krasinski will film locally in September, a resolution passed by the Town Board indicates.
No exact dates have been provided, though Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said he was told it would likely be after Labor Day (Sept. 2).
It also wasn’t immediately clear if the town will receive payment from the production company for use of the local landmarks and streets. Other locations used by the filmmakers in Western New York, including Olcott in Niagara County and the village of Akron, received a small fee.
Borrello confirmed in July that producers had been looking for a “waterfront location” to film a portion of the sequel. That location appears to be Barcelona Harbor, with its small strip of beach on Lake Erie.
The resolution was presented by Councilman Will Northrop on Wednesday. It passed unanimously, with Supervisor Martha Bills and council members Northrop, David Brown, David Spann and James Herbert approving the location agreement.
“This is very exciting for us,” Borrello said previously. “My understanding is that they hire local contractors, use local catering and local labor. And for a shoot of this magnitude, the economic impact could be millions.”
Town and county officials will be meeting with Paramount Pictures to “discuss the coordination of resources that will be needed,” Borrello said Thursday.
A final agreement will be subject of approval by the town attorney.
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