Cameron Crowe Begins Shooting His Next Hawaiian Romance Movie
"Mahalo!" Yet another clapboard photo - the universal sign of "we are shooting now" and quickly becoming the only thing director's can share from a movie set without getting in trouble (aside from photos of their chair). Shooting has started on filmmaker Cameron Crowe's next movie set in Hawaii, the one originally titled Deep Tiki, or Volcano Romance (it's currently Untitled). Yet another romantic comedy, this one stars Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone and involves a military contractor sent to Hawaii to supervise the launch of a spy satellite who falls for his Air Force superior. More photos on the way now that it's in production. Crowe posted a shot of the clapboard online to let everyone know filming has begun.
The original story in Crowe's Deep Tiki followed a military weapons consultant deployed to a dormant base in Hawaii to supervise the launch of a spy satellite. However, he soon has moments of self-discovery as he reflects on the relationships he left behind. The story gets a little weird with Hawaiian Gods and a volcano sacrifice, and originally drew comparisons to Joe Versus the Volcano. The synopsis on IMDb says it's about "a celebrated military contractor" who "returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him." Sony/Columbia is releasing the film in 2014, but no official date is set yet. Stay tuned and follow on Twitter.