Sunday, August 1, 2010

Halle Berry at Isla Guadalupe? Well, Actually South Africa

The films called Dark Tide. It stars Halle Berry as a shark diver supposedly at Isla Guadalupe, but the entire shoot is happening in South Africa, or is it?

The film’s synopsis:

Sara (Halle Berry) is a modern-day adventurer, deeply drawn to close encounters with the magnificent White Sharks who rule the primal predator shore of isolated Guadalupe island. When her husband chooses ambition over his wife's safety in a split second encounter with the jaws of death, her marriage nearly breaks apart.

A year later, a monsoon season voyage back to the same island becomes an escalating series of terrifying underwater confrontations and gut-wrenching emotional challenges. Testing her courage in the face of nature's ultimate terror, she shows herself as tough as the men she is attracted to; and perhaps bravest of all Sara endures and changes the terms of the contest with mankind's most feared underwater predator.

Controversy and Industry Leadership

Alison Kock, a Save Our Seas Foundation shark conservationist near Simon's
Town, where the scenes were shot, told the Daily Mail: "After reading the
script we decided it was not something we would like to put our names to.

"Our mandate is to try to change people's perceptions of sharks. The first
script that we got sounded very much like it had a thriller aspect to it and
a personal kind of aspect to it as well.

"But fighting off a shark, or surviving a shark attack - we couldn't see the
positive side of that, as much as we tried."

More production images here.

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