A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Set Photos + Patton Oswalt
by Ethan Anderton
June 21, 2010
There are plenty of fans already anticipating the return of Kal Penn and John Cho in the holiday comedy A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas from director Todd Strauss-Schulson, who became my newest best friend after a minor scuffle on Twitter. Well, now thanks to the power of Twitter and a good friend being at the right place at the right time, we have the first set pictures (seen below) from the comedy which started filming today at a mall up in Michigan. In addition, thanks to a Twitter update from Cho, we've learned that Patton Oswalt was on set filming a small role. And another tweet confirms that it's also being shot in 3D.
To start things off, John Cho updated: "In Michigan. [Patton Oswalt] in my vicinity, holding a sketch pad, duct tape, and a reel to reel audio recorder. Eeesh." So who knows what Oswalt is doing in the film. But the comedian did post his own photo from the set saying: "People watching me get 3 dimensional." Shortly after these updates hit, I noticed that another friend of mine had posted a couple of his own photos (seen below) from the mall where filming is taking place (we don't know which one) with Christmas decorations all over the place. In addition, Strauss-Schulson took some photos on set revealing quite an in-demand Christmas gift in the film not to mention a hilarious production logo on the back of the crew's chairs (as seen above).
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas starts with the stoner duo estranged, having been away from each other for a long time. But the duo is reunited when a package, intended for Harold, arrives at their old apartment and Kumar delivers it to his house. While there, in a pot-related mishap, Kumar burns down the Christmas tree grown special by Harold's father-in-law, so the two must venture out in search of a worthy replacement. At the very earliest, we might see this comedy in theaters this holiday season, but I'd expect a 2011 holiday release to be a bit easier to meet. Either way, we'll keep you updated on A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Who on earth would want to see this in 3-D? Just wondering.
Eli on Jun 21, 2010
@ Alex, sorry but I'm a big fan of H&K and not interested in 3D at all. With all the price gouging and screen gimmicks (especially cause we only have "digital IMAX" and "TITAN XC" here) I'm getting fed up with theaters in general. Back to the topic at hand... that castle setup looks awesome, and a robot-that-makes-waffles is even more so. I want the $500 insaneolfex collectors edition dvd for XMas 2012, complete with art book, embossed rolling paper, commemorative custom director's chair (limit 25 characters) and waffle-bot.
Akirakorn on Jun 21, 2010
no you know what Alex, im sorry but i myself am a STONER and proud of it :}, but if they don't come up with some comfortable 3D glasses its a no go for me
DaftPUNKFAN on Jun 22, 2010
It's Somerset Mall! I live basically 5 minutes from there : ).
Alex on Jun 22, 2010
thats somerset mall in troy mi, one of the largest malls in michigan. very close to by my house, i should check out the filming
Oleg Leen on Jun 22, 2010
Somerset Mall sounds familiar, were any other films shot there? And 3D is the new future guys so get used to it.
peloquin on Jun 22, 2010
Yea that is definitely Somerset Mall in Troy, MI. I’d recognize it in an instant, I live within biking distance. It actually looks a lot like that at Christmas time. (Minus the cranes and stuff). They also filmed a scene at Kim’s Chinese Restaurant, also in Troy. Fantastic place for some Chinese food btw, voted best in Detroit by WDIV.
Tigers Fan on Jul 2, 2010
YES!! I grew up in the neighborhood behind somerset mall. Rode my bike around it being built as a kid! Awesome to see it in Harold and Kumar 3!
jeff on Jul 14, 2010
OH MY GOD I WANT TO SEE IT IN 3D!!!! I am soooo excited. I will be so high for this. And it will be the best trip. <3Harold and Kumar!!
Nikki on Aug 31, 2010
they filmed some of it at the detroit opera house where i work.. a chick got fiired for calling neil doogie, he hates that
reeka & yoshi on Jan 5, 2011
ive enjoyed both other movies so i cant wait to see this
Eliza-milo on May 11, 2011
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