Action movie starring Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren shooting in Abbotsford

Action movie starring Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren shooting in Abbotsford

Steve Austin (right) poses for a photo with his stunt double Paul Lazenby outside of Dogwood Bowling during shooting for the action film The Package on Monday.

Steve Austin (right) poses for a photo with his stunt double Paul Lazenby outside of Dogwood Bowling during shooting for the action film The Package on Monday.

A movie will be filmed in Abbotsford and nearby locations over the next three weeks.

The Package began its first day of production at Dogwood Bowling and Billiards on Monday. It was scheduled to be in Fort Langley today, but will be returning to Abbotsford for other scenes, including some in Matsqui Village.

The film will star Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin, who were also co-stars in The Expendables in 2010.

Lundgren is best known for Rocky IV and Universal Soldier. He was not in Abbotsford on Monday.

Austin, who was the notorious “Stone Cold” Steve Austin of World Wrestling Entertainment, has made the jump to the action film genre.

The tagline for The Package says “a courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.”

The entire film will be shot in B.C., directed by Jesse V. Johnson, and the second assistant director is Abbotsfordian Trevor McWhinney.

Dogwood owner George Gasparro said the one day of filming included a massive fight scene inside his business.

He had the opportunity to meet Austin, and said “he’s a pleasant dude.”

More information can be found at Austin’s website brokenskullranch.com.