The Newest Motion pictures Filmed in South Africa

South Africa has change into a favorite vacation spot for movie manufacturing crews taking pictures on location over the previous few years. However whereas Cape City and its environs have been used for high promoting shoots and stills productions for a few years, it’s comparatively not too long ago that the large film productions have began utilizing South Africa repeatedly as a primary setting for films starring massive field workplace points of interest corresponding to Halle Berry, Denzel Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The most recent film to be filmed in South Africa is Secure Home, nonetheless in post-production section and due for launch in February 2012. It stars Denzel Washington as a rogue ex-agent, Ryan Reynolds because the CIA agent defending him and far of it’s filmed on location in and across the streets of Cape City with loads of thrilling motion sequences alongside the scenic coast roads too.

Halle Berry has additionally been in Cape City not too long ago filming Darkish Tide, a thriller a few diving teacher and shut encounters with sharks. Filmed in Simon’s City within the chilly Cape winter, Halle Berry nonetheless manages to sport a bikini regardless of the chilly. The movie remains to be in post-production and is about to be launched in direction of the tip of 2011.

An enormous hit regardless of that includes native unknowns, District 9, launched in 2009, made headlines as one of many first South African movie productions to make it massive internationally. Whereas the setting of city decay, and theme of aliens segregated by an unsympathetic authorities, is unlikely to carry vacationers flocking, the manufacturing was nice information for the South African movie business.

Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and launched in 2006, was filmed principally in South Africa, regardless of being set in Sierra Leone, principally due to the superior infrastructure obtainable right here supporting this dimension of movie manufacturing.

Rumours are presently rife in regards to the subsequent James Bond movie being filmed in South Africa. Carte Blanche, which is Jeffrey Deaver’s newly launched Bond novel, is about in and round Cape City for a lot of its story and hypothesis has it being filmed subsequent yr for launch the next yr. Nevertheless that is an unconfirmed hearsay, although thrilling for Cape City movie buffs and for the potential increase to the vacationer business that might properly come from the mirrored glamour of 007 having fun with cocktails, shaken not stirred, in high Cape City motels!

All in all, South Africa and specifically Cape City are properly on the map in the case of the worldwide movie business, with world-class infrastructure supporting these mega productions.

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