New film filming in downtown Syracuse appears to be like a Christmas party (pics)

Yoshiko Yap

It is starting to look a great deal like Xmas in downtown Syracuse. Yes, in February.

Liverpool-based American Substantial has started filming its 13th film in fewer than 5 several years, and it is a sequel to the most important movie at any time shot in Syracuse. “The Binge 2: It’s a Amazing Binge” will be a holiday-themed follow-up to “The Binge,” which was released on Hulu in 2020.

Extras were seen in Santa hats and other Christmas costumes as cameras rolled all over Columbus Circle, coated in festive decorations like giant nutcrackers, twinkling lights and Christmas trees. A sign outside the Onondaga County Courthouse claimed “Winter Wonderland Gala,” suggesting a huge party scene.

“In the close to future all ingesting and medicine are banned except for a single glorious working day known as The Binge,” the new film’s synopsis suggests. “This yr that day transpires to miraculously land on Xmas. Look at a getaway experience like you’ve under no circumstances viewed prior to that features magical storybooks, catchy music, attractive quit movement animation and a Christmas saga that will not be quickly overlooked… and medicine! Lots of them! Merry Bingemas!”

“Bingemas” indications can also be found on the set, along with a banner that says “Mayor Spengler Needs You a Merry Christmas.” More scenes currently being shot in Syracuse’s Sedgwick community confirmed a “Re-Elect Mayor Spengler 2037″ sign, in accordance to pictures shared by CNYCentral’s Michael Benny, suggesting it will be established five decades following the functions of the initial film.

American High films 'The Binge 2' in Syracuse

“The Binge 2: It truly is a Fantastic Binge”
– American Higher carries on creation of the film staying filmed in Syracuse’s Columbus Circle, Feb. 9, 2022. Dennis Nett | [email protected]

There was no “Mayor Spengler” character in the very first “The Binge” film, which means there may possibly be a new cast member with a substantial function. A solid has not been declared for “The Binge 2.”

Vince Vaughn (”Wedding Crashers”), Skyler Gisondo (”The Remarkable Spider-Man”), Dexter Darden (”Saved By the Bell”), and Eduardo Franco (”Booksmart”) starred in the initially film. Darden and Franco had been pictured on established, but American Superior mentioned it can not confirm any actors at this time.

“The Binge,” shot in 2019, was the largest movie at any time created in Syracuse with a lot more than 2,000 extras and 50-60 area crew members. Scenes were being shot at Syracuse Studios (previously the A.V. Zogg Center University in Liverpool), Onondaga Lake Parkway, Hanover Sq., Carnegie Library, Clinton Square, Village Burger in Liverpool, a bridge in Van Buren, and the Greater Syracuse Soundstage (previously known as the nano movie hub in DeWitt).

Jordan VanDina, who wrote the initially “Binge” movie, will make his directorial debut with “The Binge 2.″

The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful Binge

Dexter Darden, left, and Eduardo Franco are pictured filming American Large film “The Binge 2: It’s a Excellent Binge” in Syracuse’s Columbus Circle, Feb. 9, 2022. Dennis Nett | [email protected]

American High founder Jeremy Garelick, who directed the very first “The Binge” motion picture, will develop the sequel alongside with Will Phelps, Ryan Bennett and Molle DeBartolo. Andrew Reyes will government make the challenge.

“The Binge 2: It’s a Great Binge” is the initially franchise for American Higher, which recently wrapped its 12th film in the Syracuse spot in 4 many years. Other American High titles contain “Sex Appeal,” “Plan B,” “Large Time Adolescence,” “Looks That Eliminate,” “The Supreme Playlist of Sounds,” “Holly Slept Over” and “Banana Spit,” along with the upcoming releases “I Enjoy My Dad,” “Sid is Useless,” “Love in Color,” and “Empire Waistline.”

A release date has not been introduced for “The Binge 2,” but provided the vacation theme it will very likely come out all-around Christmas on Hulu.

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