Hollywood taps Vancouver Island castle for another movie shoot

Filming wraps up at Colwood’s Hatley Castle for romance starring Harvey Keitel, Faye Dunaway
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Film crews are once again present at Colwood’s Hatley Castle to film Jonathon Baker’s upcoming movie Fate, which has a star-studded cast including Harvey Keitel Andrew McCarthy. (Bailey Seymour/Black Press)

The famed Hatley Castle in Colwood is once again underwent transformation as director Jonathan Baker continues filming Fate, an “epic love story” with an all-star cast.

On Tuesday, May 14, staff members, actors and producers wrapped up the last day of filming at the castle, with the star-studded cast, which includes Harvey Keitel, Andrew McCarthy and Faye Dunaway, moving on to Vancouver to continue production.

According to a social media post from Baker, the castle became the Vista Hotel, which was inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood theatre called The Vista.

“It takes a minute to find a special person and an entire lifetime to forget them,” Baker noted on Instagram. “After a rescue mission goes wrong, a firefighter connects with a supernatural visitor while rehabilitating at a sanitarium and is transported through time to find the only thing saving his soul, his realization of true love.”

The production team will be spending a few weeks filming in Vancouver, but they plan to come back to multiple other Victoria landmarks before wrapping up production.

Hatley Castle is a popular set for filmmakers and it’s mostly well known as a primary location in the X-Men series.

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