Its construction began in 1974 and ended in 1982. It is situated downstream of central London at Woolwich Reach.
Flood is a 2007 disaster film
It features Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty), Jessalyn Gilsig, David Suchet and British actor Tom Courtenay.
The film is based on the 2002 novel, Flood written by Richard Doyle.
The film was shot on location in London and South Africa.
The special effects are stunning. They depict famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Underground, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the Dome, the O2 being partially submerged under water.
Twenty-six studio sets were constructed with built-in water effects to shoot the actors in a wide range of flood sequences. Miniature sets in water tanks were used to shoot larger flooded buildings such as the Thames Barrier, London Underground and car parks. Computer generated visual effects were used to create shots of flooded London by combining shots of London with digitally created water. Locations in Cape Town were used for Whitehall, the Scottish coastline, London Underground and the Thames Barrier.
Here is the trailer :
Phew, we had a narrow escape !
By the way, what does "flood" mean ?