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Film on Iceland’s Ring Road Remade

Filmmaker Eysteinn Gudni Gudnason intends to remake Fridrik Thór Fridriksson’s movie Hringurinn (“The Ring”) from 1985, which was shot from a car driving around the country without any actors being involved.

The Ring Road. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“It fascinated me even before I watched it,” Gudnason told Fréttabladid. The filmmaker got the idea of a remake two years ago and will start executing his project next week.

Two cameras will be used for shooting, one of which will be fastened to a modern electric car provided by the company 2012. The other camera will be will be on the roof of a fuel-consuming Porsche, which Gudnason will drive behind the electric car.

“They are signs of old and new times,” the filmmaker described. He plans to premiere his movie, Hringurinn 2, next year, when 25 years have passed since Fridriksson released the original.

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