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Hollywood taps Vancouver Island castle for another movie shoot

Filming wraps up at Colwood’s Hatley Castle for romance starring Harvey Keitel, Faye Dunaway
Film crews are once again present at Colwood’s Hatley Castle to film Jonathon Baker’s upcoming movie Fate, which has a star-studded cast including Harvey Keitel Andrew McCarthy. (Bailey Seymour/Black Press)

The famed Hatley Castle in Colwood is once again underwent transformation as director Jonathan Baker continues filming Fate, an “epic love story” with an all-star cast.

On Tuesday, May 14, staff members, actors and producers wrapped up the last day of filming at the castle, with the star-studded cast, which includes Harvey Keitel, Andrew McCarthy and Faye Dunaway, moving on to Vancouver to continue production.

According to a social media post from Baker, the castle became the Vista Hotel, which was inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood theatre called The Vista.

“It takes a minute to find a special person and an entire lifetime to forget them,” Baker noted on Instagram. “After a rescue mission goes wrong, a firefighter connects with a supernatural visitor while rehabilitating at a sanitarium and is transported through time to find the only thing saving his soul, his realization of true love.”

The production team will be spending a few weeks filming in Vancouver, but they plan to come back to multiple other Victoria landmarks before wrapping up production.

Hatley Castle is a popular set for filmmakers and it’s mostly well known as a primary location in the X-Men series.

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