Man of Steel Production Headed to Vancouver, Vancouver Island

The Canadian Press is reporting that Zack Snyder's Superman movie Man of Steel is headed for Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Here are several excerpts from the article:

"Autumn Frost will film in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island from early September through to the end of January 2012," Rino Pace, locations manager for production company Third Act Productions Inc., wrote in a letter to Ucluelet council.

"We have been preparing the film since early spring, which includes building 'sets' in the various 'stages' in and around the Vancouver area…"

While in Ucluelet, filming will take place on land owned by a local First Nation and on a municipal street and the town will play the role of a small, Alaskan fishing village. Filming will also take place on the ocean and at an industrial dock.

The article adds that casting calls for extras have already taken place in Ucluelet and Nanaimo, B.C. They were looking for older men and women with "character faces" and some "commercial fishermen types." It also says that the production is using Ucluelet because it needed something that looked like an Alaskan community.  

Currently filming for a June 14, 2013 release, the film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix and Laurence Fishburne.