Crystal Lagoons’ iconic project chosen as filming location of blockbuster Hollywood movie with Antonio Banderas
Crystal Lagoons’ San Alfonso del Mar – the first lagoon project developed by the company’s technology and concept – has been chosen as the filming location of “Salty”, a movie directed by Simon West (Tomb Raider, Con Air), featuring Hollywood celebrity Antonio Banderas and Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko.
Australia’s first Crystal Lagoon will be at Botanica, a residential development in tropical Cairns.
The giant lagoon that started the Crystal Lagoons story is taking a leading role in the latest Simon West film currently being shot in South America. Filming of Salty, starring Spanish superstar Antonio Banderas and Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko, began at San Alfonso del Mar this week with the kilometre long lagoon providing a perfect – and safe – location to shoot some thrilling action on the water.
Salty broke UK records last year when it became the largest equity crowdfunded film of all time and is the first significant Hollywood film to be crowdfunded. The action comedy sees Banderas playing an ageing rock star and reformed sex addict trying to rescue his pampered supermodel wife (Kurylenko), who has been abducted by pirates.
The eight-hectare lagoon’s pivotal role in the movie will see it gain even greater notoriety than it has already. Having entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest man made body of water the lagoon has garnered more than 5000 media mentions worldwide and each year thousands of tourists flock to see it and stay in the adjacent resort.
It has been the springboard for Crystal Lagoons to export its ground-breaking technology around the world. There are currently 400 lagoon projects in various stages of production in 60 countries, including the company’s first in Australia, Botanica in the northern Queensland city of Cairns.
Offering a safe, clean, low-cost alternative to the real thing, the only shark fins you’ll find in a Crystal Lagoon are the fake kind.