‘Simulated gunfire’ when filming continues this weekend for ‘Rampage’
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(Above) A helicopter films over the intersection of Michigan Avenue & Pearson Street last weekend in this frame from a video by Sam Thompson. (Click on image to view larger version.)

15-Jun-17 – A “military response over river” will be part of the action when filming continues this weekend for Rampage, a movie being produced by New Line Cinema and Wrigley Pictures about genetically altered apes and monsters. The film is based on a video game and stars professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson.

Expect low-flying helicopters on both sides of the Chicago River and simulated gunfire, according to Chicago Department of Transportation.

Saturday – Wacker Drive will be closed from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. from LaSalle to Lake Street. Franklin Street will be closed from Wacker to Kinzie Street. Intermittent aerial filming from 8 a.m. to noon and simulated gunfire from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday – Wacker Drive closed from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Franklin Street on the north side of the Loop to Washington Street on the west side of the Loop. Randolph Street will be closed between Franklin and Canal, including the Randolph Street Bridge over the river. Low-flying helicopter, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and simulated gunfire, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other streets will be closed intermittently for aerial filming between noon and 7 p.m. – Walton Street on the north side of Washington Square Park, north of the Loop, between Dearborn and Clark. In that same area, Dearborn Street will be closed between Walton and Oak.

The “military response” will be filmed between 10 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Sunday, mainly on Orleans Street on the west side of Merchandise Mart.

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By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 15-Jun-17 8:30 PM

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