large-scale natural or nuclear disaster movies that have been cropping up in movie theaters, Clint Eastwood is filming a new thriller, “Hereafter.” The action begins full throttle as soon as the opening credits roll, engulfing our own Front Street in Lahaina, in a world-class tsunami. Of course, this scene is basically an excuse for mind-blowing special effects that are sure to be reminiscent of “The Day After Tomorrow.”
Cecile De France, a Belgian actress, will be pictured meandering down Front Street when the tsunami strikes. There are also about 70 local extras involved in the production. Front street was closed to the public between Monday and Wednesday evening. Clint Eastwood and his crew are bringing a welcomed economic boost to Maui, and surely publicity of Front Street can only be good for the tourism industry.