American film director Bryan Singer has begun preparations for the blockbuster Jack the Giant Killer (closely connected with the English fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk). While they film will mostly be shot in a studio in London, allegedly some scenes will be shot outside in Iceland.
An Icelandic lava field. Perhaps the movie will be shot here? Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
According to Fréttabladid’s sources, Icelandic production company True North will assist with the shooting but the company wouldn’t release any information on whether and when Singer can be expected to arrive in Iceland.
The movie news website examiner.com reports that auditions for the movie will begin in the coming summer and shortly afterwards the cameras will start rolling. Singer is said to be interested in shooting the film in 3D, which could open up many opportunities for the Icelandic film industry.
Fréttabladid states that the project has been on the table of True North for more than one year and although some changes have been made—Singer replaced the original director and part of the production team has been switched—the interest in Iceland as a location for shooting hasn’t changed.