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Clint Eastwood's Creating A Tsunami in Maui

January 15, 2010 at 2:10 PM | by | ()

While millions are dealing with a real disaster in Haiti, Clint Eastwood is staging a disaster in Hawaii for his new movie, "Hereafter." The director is in Maui this week filming scenes for the movie, which follows three characters: a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy, who are all trying to discover what may happen in the afterlife after being touched by death. The movie stars Matt Damon but, unfortunately for him, he isn't in any of the Hawaii shots.

The Maui scenes, filmed on Lahaina's Front St, will open the film and follow actress Cecile De France as she heads out to do some shopping when a tsunami hits. But, instead of flooding the streets of Maui to complete the scenes, the wall of water will be added later through CGI and the underwater scenes have already been completed in London. Yesterday, hundreds lined Front St while more than 60 extras ran from the "tsunami." It's not surprising that there were more on-lookers than actors on hand, considering this was the biggest production to hit Maui in nearly 20 years.

If you want to scramble to see Eastwood in action in Hawaii, we recommend heading to the new Honua Kai Resort and Spa in Lahaina, which is offering a 50% Off Special for Ohana Suites (which feature full kitchens and spacious living plans), One-Bedroom Suites (which also have kitchens plus fully furnished lanais) and Two-Bedroom suites. But act fast, the offer is only valid through January 31st.

Related Stories:
· ‘Hereafter’s’ Maui scenes begin filming [Maui Now]
· Filming Locations [OLV]
· Movie Set Travel [Jaunted]

[Photo: Monsters and Critics]

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