The fourth and final? "Indiana Jones" movie wraps up today with its Big Island Hawaii shooting schedule. I was excited when I found out that they were filming in Keaau, the area where we live. I fantasized about at least getting a glimpse of something somewhere. However, they were filming on private property owned by the Shipman Estate under heavy guard and secrecy. So close and yet so far away...
The location scouts for the movie were told to look for a "big scary waterfall and great jungle roads" -- we have a lot of those on the east side of the Big Island! Still, the scouts checked out 14 or 15 other countries and states first before finding a few locations on Hawaii Island that could not be matched anywhere else. The Big Island will stand in for a South American rainforest in the movie.
Besides the big name stars like Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, John Hurt, and Shia LeBeouf, the other big star will be the Big Island. For people who have never been here, they will be amazed.
The yet untitled movie is scheduled to be released next year in May.
For more information read our related post Indiana Jones begins filming on the Big Island.