First Footage from the Set of [REC]4: Apocalypse Shows a Very Big Boat

The final installment of the brilliant and incredibly successful [REC] series, after some shooting in Barcelona, has now moved production to the Canary Islands under the direction of Jaume Balagueró. (Balagueró directed the first two in the series with Paco Plaza; the third installment was directed only by Plaza.) Little is known of the story, except that it takes place after the events of [REC]2, will feature the character of news reporter Angela Vidal, and is set mainly on a very large boat. 

Spanish television station RTVE has posted video footage from the set, featuring some of the shooting and a brief interview with Balagueró and Manuela Velasco, who plays Vidal. It is in Spanish without subtitles, but Balagueró discusses the complexities of filming on the boat, and his attempts to create the claustraphobic atmosphere of such a space. 

Considering that the film series began as almost a lark as a small film project between friends more than six years ago, it's amazing to see how far it's come, and how the series has altered the course of the found footage mode. The film is due to be released next year.
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  • Chris Churchill

    fuck these clowns saying Rec 3 sucked, Rec 3 was great fun - Plaza obviously wanted to do something as he knows Jaume will hit a home run in Rec 4

  • Fistacuffs

    I hope it's much better than Rec 3. That film is like the Halloween 3 of found footage movies.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Don't even compare it to Halloween 3 since that film was only hated due to the fact that it was a different take on Halloween (They wanted the series to be an anthology) but instead everyone wanted Michael Myers back and we ended up with an incest subplot, a religious cult that possesed Michael Myers, two remakes of varying quality and Busta Rhymes kicking Michael's ass. REC 3 is basically a modern remake of Army of Darkness with more gore and some very small tie-ins to REC 1 and 2.

  • Fub Frank

    That is a bit of an over statement. REC 3 wasn't great or anything but Halloween 3 is literally one of the worst movies ever made.

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