Beiseker becomes Summerville, USA

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The Village of Beiseker has become a temporary film set, filling in as Summerville, Mining Museum & Memorial, waving both an American and Oklahoma flag. Across the street an old gas station/tire store on the corner of 1st Avenue and 6th Street (Main) received an interesting make-over to become Spinners Roller Hop for the movie, with the working title of “Rust City”. The make-over wasn’t just on the outside of the derelict building. The entire inside was also extravagantly decked out in retro diner furnishings in the traditional red, and faux leather along with the silver counter tops, making it look ready to sell shakes, burgers and floats on the inside with its multi drive through service radios on the outside. The village had the fuel tanks removed eight years ago and the Village reclaimed the property. The set crew took down some local signage while displaying other signs, such as Summerville Foods for the local Food Mart.

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Set builders for Farewell Productions arrived in town around the first of July and did some on-set shooting around mid July. About three days of filming were done with about two more days left when an equipment glitch created a delay and filming switched to Crossfield.

Although the working title is Rust City, this film will actually be the third film in the Ghostbusters line up. It’s Director is Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters Director, Ivan Reitman. This new movie is a sequel to the original. The working title allows the director, crews and actors to fly under the radar but word has already leaked. Most of the actors on set in Beiseker were the younger stars such as Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), McKenna Grace (Captain Marvel) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things). The movie is to focus on four teenagers.

On the set in Crossfield, actor, Paul Rudd (Antman, Avengers) was allowing residents to take some selfies with him. It appears through released interviews that actors from the original film, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson are involved in this production, but there is no confirmation as to what extent. Harold Ramis, the other Ghostbuster passed away in 2014.

The crews will be shooting about 15 weeks over the summer from July 15 to October 10. The film is set to be released in July of 2020.