FOR the second time this month, a film crew has set up in the Redlands.
Shooting started on Monday on Moreton Bay off Cleveland for the $12 million production of In Like Flynn.
The movie stars Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel, from Red Dog: True Blue and Kidnapping Mr Heineken, as Errol Flynn.
It is being co-produced by Flynn’s 41-year-old actor, writer and producer grandson Luke Flynn.
Filming for the Hollywood blockbuster movie Aquaman took place in Moreton Bay, off North Stradbroke Island, earlier this month.
Directing In Like Flynn is Australian Russell Mulcahy of Highlander, Teen Wolf and Resident Evil: Extinction fame.
Mr Mulcahy said the film was taking full advantage of Moreton Bay at its best.
“The first time I came here on the location survey to Cleveland, I fell in love with it,” he said.
“It’s perfect – it’s exactly what we need.
“How could any director not enjoy this part of the world? It is stunningly beautiful, from sunrise over the water to sunset.”
About 100 crew members will be on set for the shoot, with about half staying overnight in the Redlands.
Mayor Karen Williams said the movie was the latest in a line of impressive productions to make film-friendly Redlands a location of choice.
“In Like Flynn is yet another high-quality production to recognise the Redlands for its enviable water-based locations for filming,” Cr Williams said.
“This not only brings international attention to the beautiful Redlands, but is an injection into the local economy with cast and crew staying in the area, eating at our restaurants and utilising local businesses.
“Redland City is fast earning a reputation within Queensland, Australia and overseas as a great place to make great television and movies.”
Cr Williams said Redlands was recognised at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on the Gold Coast on Sunday for its welcoming community, film-friendly council and its spectacular water-based locations.
In Like Flynn has been filmed over about five weeks, with shooting due to wrap up at the end of this week.
Scenes from Flynn’s exploits in Papua New Guinea were shot in the Mount Tamborine area last month.
Set in the 1930s, In Like Flynn tells the story of Flynn in his twenties when he discovered a map on a dead prospector while serving as a guide for a Hollywood producer in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
In Sydney, Flynn rounds up a crew, who steal Sirocco, a yacht belonging to Chinese opium smugglers and they voyage up the Australian east coast.
Mr Mulcahy said In Like Flynn was an “honest seat of your pants true life action adventure about a group of guys lead by Flynn, who barely make it through some incredible situations”.
In Like Flynn is due for release next year.