Lights, camera, action: Craigieburn bypass closes for filming

March 6, 2017 10:46am
The Craigieburn bypass will be shut for three nights while filming takes place. Picture: Mark Frecker
The Craigieburn bypass will be shut for three nights while filming takes place. Picture: Mark Frecker

THE Craigieburn bypass will be shut for three evenings from tonight, to allow filming for a major movie to take place.

VicRoads has announced the bypass will be closed in both directions tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday between 8pm-5am.

The bypass will be shut between the Metropolitan Ring Rd in Thomastown and the Hume Freeway in Mickleham.

There will be detours via Sydney Rd and the Western Ring Rd.

VicRoads has warned motorists to expect delays and allow extra time for their journeys.

VicRoads spokesman Cameron Tait said there would be variable message signs on the freeway to alert drivers about the closure and detour routes.

Leigh Whannell is directing Stem, which will close the Craigieburn bypass for three nights.
Actor Logan Marshall-Green. Picture: Getty Images

The movie being shot on the freeway is believed to be a science fiction thriller named Stem, directed by Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the Insidious and the Saw films.

Actor Logan Marshall-Green is starring in the film, which has also been filmed at the Docklands Studios.

The movie’s plot is set in the near-future, when technology controls nearly everything.

A man avenges his wife’s murder and his injuries with the help of an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

A statement released by Film Victoria last year said the production of Stem would create 200 jobs within the state.

Stem is being produced by Goalpost Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, and will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.

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