Brace yourself for a windstorm of blockbuster proportions blowing through a TV near you. Coming to Syfy Channel on Thursday, July 18th the original movie, Blast Vegas, starring Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show).
The Syfy movie was filmed almost entirely at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino last summer. It centers around a group of wild frat brothers and their nerdy tag-along friend, Nelson (Muniz), who head to Las Vegas for the spring break of a lifetime. When one of them steals an Egyptian relic from a casino, an ancient curse is unleashed on the fabled strip and things get ugly.
With the magic of Hollywood, Fantasy Springs played the part of multiple hotels including the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and even the fictional Egyptian themed Isis Hotel and Casino, where the trouble begins. Viewers will be able to spot familiar Fantasy Springs locations throughout the movie, including the pool, golf course, restaurants, casino and bowling alley. Crews filmed on site for two weeks then added computer generated special effects by Base FX.
Public Relations Manager, Anndee Laskoe says, “At some point in the movie a computer generated plane will crash onto the craps table on the gaming floor, the 18th hole waterfall at Eagle Falls Golf Course will become a tiger habitat and the area outside The Fresh Grill Buffet, will be a museum compete with priceless Egyptian relics.”
The movie crew even constructed a replica of the Paris Hotel and Casino’s Eiffel tower observation deck inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center for one of the movies’ final scenes. Blast Vegas is a production of Brainstorm Media and it is set to air on the Syfy Channel on Thursday, July 18th at 9pm.