I’m about to stretch the definition of urban exploration as I understand it. As far as urbex goes, it’s supposed to happen in unexplored and abandoned areas that have been ignored or destroyed by nature. In this case, it’s a local area that’s been purposely destroyed for the set of a movie. It was still cool to see.
I wasn’t able to get onto the street because they had security guarding the outdoor set, but they were amazingly nice and offered to take my phone through and get pictures for me. He did a fantastic job.
The movie, which has been dubbed the Untitled Detroit Project, filmed the week of September 15th in Brockton, Massachusetts. The movie will be a historical crime drama, which is based on the 1967 Detroit riot. It’s being directed by Kathryn Bigelow who won an Academy Award for Best Picture for The Hurt Locker. The film will be released in 2017.
These are some of the photos that were taken. I absolutely love the attention to detail in the set. Like the old television sets at the discount store and vintage cameras in the pawn shop window.
I’m sad that I missed the actual filming, but you can see the pictures taken by the local paper; The Brockton Enterprise.