A Look “Into the Storm”
Michigan provides the backdrop for the perfect storm.
It was Michigan location manager Tom Moisdies’ intention to show filmmakers a look just beyond the city of Detroit when staging the ideal scenes for tornado disaster film INTO THE STORM. “It took us out into rural areas, into the countryside, more pastoral settings,” he says of areas used in northern Oakland and Macomb counties.
Pontiac served as the movie’s small-town main street that’s ripped apart by tornadoes. Oakview Middle School in Orion Township doubled for a high school as a key setting in the film. Several intense scenes in closed-off settings, like the storm drain where characters seek shelter, were done on soundstages at Pontiac’s Michigan Motion Picture Studios.
Presented by New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, the plot unfolds through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople who join forces to battle an unprecedented onslaught of the most furious twisters they’ve ever seen.
The soundtrack features the original score composed by Brian Tyler (IRON MAN 3, FAST FIVE). INTO THE STORM opens in theaters today.
We also wanted to give a shout out to Detroit’s own talented phenom, artist/producer/actor Mike-E for his appearance in the film – which by the way, can also be seen on the official main trailer. Go Mike, we see you!
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