Monday, July 30, 2012
MAVERICKS: COMING SOON
Here's the cool new poster for Chasing Mavericks, which is the new title of the Jay Moriarty surf movie that was shot on location right here in Santa Cruz last summer.
The shooting title at that time was Of Men and Mavericks, but maybe that one sounded a little too, I don't know, Steinbeck-ian? The new title implies movement and action, and there's sure to be plenty of both in a dramatic fiction film about local hero Moriarty and his quest to challenge the gigantic surf break at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay.
Remember last summer when director Curtis Hanson and the production crew were in town? Sightings of the Hollywood equipment trucks, catering wagon, actors and crew were frequent at the Boardwallk, the harbor, and local beaches. Rumors of star Gerard Butler (he plays Jay's mentor, Frosty Hesson), wandering around Pleasure Point in a wetsuit peeled down to his waist fueled party chitchat for weeks.
Anyway, Chasing Mavericks is coming soon to a theater near you. That's Butler on the right in the poster with Jonny Weston, who plays Jay. Release date is October 26, and it will be interesting to see if, this time, the movies get Santa Cruz right.
Update: here's a link to the new Chasing Mavericks trailer on IMDB!