Marlon Brando's dream of opening an eco-resort in Tahiti is finally coming true, even after his death in 2004.
Fans of the late Marlon Brando who starred in iconic movies such as A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather will be able to relax at The Brando, an eco-resort on the private islands he bought in Tahiti in the 1960s. The islands, Tetiaroa, 20 miles north of the main island of Tahiti is comprised of 12 small islands.
Brando's third wife is French Polynesian actress Tarita Teriipia and he fell in love with the islands while filming the movie Mutiny on the Bounty in the early 1960s.
The Hollywood Reporter said that Brando and his then-wife had opened a hotel on one of the islands but abandoned it after a family tragedy in 1990. Brando's son Christian was convicted of killing Brando's daughter's boyfriend at the time, Dag Drollet.
The Brando is scheduled to open in 2013 and Brando's estate executors, including producer Mike Medavoy, had given permission to Tahitian developer, Richard Bailey to build the resort back in 2004 when Brando died. The project has been signed off by his heirs who will gain off the eco-resorts profits. This has not been without controversy. According to the Hollywood Reporter some of Brando's friends, say the project is something that he would never have wanted.
The Hollywood Reporter said that the island will comprise of 35 luxury villas with the energy being 100 percent renewable fro solar power, coconut oil biofuel and deep ocean-water cooling.