After his last big-screen appearance in 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood (and a guest appearance in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad), Sylvester Stallone is back in his final film role, starring Prime Video’s Samaritan.
A darker take on the superhero genre, the film is set in the fictional Granite City and sees a young boy learn that his neighbor might just be a famous super-powered vigilante who disappeared 25 years ago.
As the film is set in the fictional town of Granite, viewers have wondered where Samaritan was filmed and how the location came to life.
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Samaritan release date and plot preview
Samaritan flew to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 26, 2022.
With crime in Granite City on the rise and chaos threatening to overwhelm the population, 13-year-old Sam Cleary thinks the city needs a hero.
The young boy suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Joe Smith, may be the answer to Granite City’s prayers, believing him to be the legendary super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, who disappeared after a fierce battle 25 years earlier.
Despite Joe’s reluctance, Sam makes it his mission to get his neighbor out of hiding before the town is completely ruined.
Where was Samaritan filmed?
Samaritan was filmed at multiple locations in and around the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The film’s production started in February 2020 but had to be halted after a few weeks due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. After a long delay, filming finally resumed in October 2020.
According to The Cinemaholic, filming took place in a number of locations around the city, including downtown Atlanta and the city’s business district, as well as the famous Walden Building and nearby Auburn Avenue. .
Other projects filmed in Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia has become an extremely popular filming location in recent years, with the city being dubbed the Hollywood of the South.
Thousands of movies and TV shows call the city home with notable recent projects including Netflix’s Day Shift, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Ozark, Cobra Kai and Red Notice all filmed there.
On top of that, Atlanta has also become the home of Marvel Studios with the majority of MCU movies and series using the city and its many studios, including Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From. Home, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Loki, Moon Knight and Hawkeye among others.
Samaritan is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video after its release on August 26, 2022.
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