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Abyss: An abandoned Film Set

In 1987 James Cameron directed one of the best science fiction thriller films: Abyss. The filming took place in a half-built nuclear reactor in Gaffney (South Carolina). Want to know the current status of the studio? You'll be surprised how it is after nearly 25 years.

The film included many, and some complicated, underwater scenes. People said that James Cameron demanded before the shooting and writing to all parties, a certificate stating that they could swim without a problem. As mentioned, the film was shot on a half-built nuclear reactor. To fill the main pond, it took several million gallons of water. This gives us an approximation to the size of the set. In fact, its magnitude was such that the cost to dismantle it became so high that until today has remained largely intact. The following figures show the state between 2003 and 2004. Previously, there were many elements of the set that have been stolen by fans of the film.

Movie Details

  • Original title: The Abyss
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Country: United States
  • Year: 1989
  • Release Date: 02/11/1989
  • Length: 138 min.
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
  • Rating: Not recommended for children under 13 years
  • Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff, John Bedford Lloyd, JC Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., George Robert Klek
  • Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Pacific Western, Lightstorm Entertainment

Source: io9

written by jesushp and translated by jesushp


  1. kneehigh85


    Wow I would just love to go here! Great photos.

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  2. switch_10


    Need to travel more

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