BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- They had the chase scene all set to go until about 9:30 on Monday evening when the thunderstorms suddenly rolled in.
Filming was delayed on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 movie. This was to be the first night of filming with the Paramount Movie helicopter which has FAA clearance to fly below 500 feet for the next four nights.
“The pilot is an expert, he’s one of the best in the world. He did Mission Impossible, he did the Fast and Furious movies.” said Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark.
“Let’s just say that they will be recording the chase scene that we’ve already done” said Rafael Lima of Paramount Pictures. “Multiple takes of what we’ve already done and a few new things.”
Because the chopper will be flying so low, pedestrians are being kept off if Humboldt Parkway for the next four nights. The movie company is paying for all of the police overtime to enforce that and close the 33 each night.
Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo says Paramount’s been an excellent partner. “We’ve worked closely for the last two months in planning this thing and came up with a plan that makes sense and takes public safety as our utmost concern.”
“I think its very exciting. I really like it” said June Thompson, who can see it all from her front porch and hasn’t grown tired of it yet. “it has been loud, but I sleep soundly anyway. It doesn’t matter to me. I have no problem with this at all. It’s exciting. I like it.”