Based on the eponymous graphic novel by Bragi F. Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta, Amazon Prime’s ‘Samaritan’ is a superhero action movie directed by Julius Avery. It revolves around 13-year-old Sam Cleary, who suspects his neighbor, Mr. Smith, is secretly a famed superhero. More than two decades ago, a super powerful vigilante, Samaritan, was declared dead when his body was nowhere to be seen after a vicious battle with his arch-enemy, Nemesis. While most people believe that Samaritan departed that day in the fire, some, like Sam, believe that the savior is alive and in hiding.
As the crime and injustice in the city take their toll on the people, Sam takes it upon himself to convince Mr. Smith to give up his facade and save the city again. Synonymous with action movies, Sylvester Stallone stars in this superhero movie alongside other talented actors and actresses, such as Javon Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, Sophia Tatum, and Martin Starr. Apart from the thrilling and action-packed narrative, the interesting use of locations throughout the movie intrigues the viewers. Naturally, you might be curious about the filming sites of ‘Samaritan.’ In that case, we have got you covered!
Samaritan Filming Locations
‘Samaritan’ was filmed entirely in Georgia, specifically in and around Atlanta. The principal photography for the Julius Avery directorial commenced in February 2020 but was halted after a month or so, in March 2020, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. After several months of delay, filming resumed in late September 2020 with all the safety precautions in place, finally wrapping up in November of the same year. Here is the information on all the specific locations showcased in the superhero movie!
All the pivotal sequences for ‘Samaritan’ were lensed across Atlanta, Georgia’s capital and most populous city. As per reports, most of the shooting occurred in and around Downtown Atlanta, the city’s central business district. An exterior fight sequence for the movie was taped right outside the Walden Building at 28 Jesse Hill Jr Drive Northeast. However, the building has permanently closed its doors. Moreover, Auburn Avenue served as one of the prominent production sites for the movie; the cast and crew even utilized the facilities of one of the film studios in the city.
Since Atlanta is located on the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the city has a distinctive topography that makes it unique from other cities. It includes lush greenery, rolling hills, and one of the densest urban tree coverages in any US state. Thus, it should not be surprising that many filmmakers frequent Atlanta for shooting purposes. Apart from ‘Samaritan,’ the Big Peach has hosted the production of many movies and TV shows such as ‘Day Shift,’ ‘The Nice Guys,’ ‘The Staircase,’ and ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’