Several projects filming in Wilmington

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 01:42 PM.

Finally, “Max Steel,” the latest superhero movie to call the Port City home, will make its way in front of the camera.

A big-screen adaptation based on the Mattel action figure, the film follows 16-year-old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) who, after discovering he can generate the most powerful energy in the universe, bonds with the only being that can contain the power: an alien named Steel. Together, the two form the superhero Max Steel to face off with an alien menace and uncover the secrets of their pasts.

Crews have been working for several weeks building sets at the Ideal Cement plant, which will act as primary filming location for the movie. 

Marty Sui Casting is handling local extras casting for the film.

These three productions will be in good company in the region with the CBS summer series “Under the Dome” currently filming its second season and Fox’s fall hit “Sleepy Hollow” starting production May 6. “Dome” and “Sleepy Hollow” both use soundstages at EUE/Screen gems Studios on 23rd Street.

Over the next few weeks crews will be the busiest they’ve been in years.

“It’s what I like to call a good load for the city,” said Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. “It gets the crews working, the vendors busy and the studios full.”

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