The Indiana Jones movie franchise comes back to Hawaii for it’s 4th installment the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. As Indy fans will recall, Hawaii has been a location in past films such as 1980’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” partly shot at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu. This time they selected Hilo on the Big Island. Shooting took place at several Big Island spots, including a waterfall near the coast and a secluded piece of Shipman Estate property near Keaau.

After extensive shooting in New Mexico and Connecticut they came back to Hawaii, shooting twenty percent of the film for three weeks on private property, keeping production secretive. Hawaii stands in for the jungles of Peru. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is the biggest film shot in Hawaii since “Waterworld” and was estimated to generate $22 to $45 million in the local economy. Another set of Spielberg films shot here in Hawaii, was the “Jurassic Park,” trilogy. The “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is slated to open May 22nd across 4,000 theaters in the United States. Our popular hero will be dubbed into 25 languages as he continues to charm audiences worldwide attired in his famous hat, whip and sarcastic attitude as he fights the bad guys.

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