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Icelandic Sagas to be filmed

Producer Fridrik Thór Fridriksson plans to film the Icelandic Sagas but says due to the state of the Icelandic movie industry they will all be made in English, reports the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV.

The movie Bjólfskvida, Beowolf, based on the heroic epic English poem, will debut in Iceland in January.

Filming for another movie based on an Icelandic Saga, Encounter with the Enemy (Óvinafagnaður), is scheduled to begin early next year.

Fridrik Thór, who produced Bjólfskvida with Anna María Karlsdóttir, and Sturla Gunnarsson, told RÚV that the movie had received rave reviews when shown to 1,400 people in Toronto, Canada recently.

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