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Large Foreign Film Project Prepared in North Iceland

By Iceland Review

Preparations for the shooting of a foreign film are currently taking place in the crater Hrossaborg in the rural Mývatn region in northeast Iceland. The shooting is scheduled to begin later this summer and will take the crew to many locations around the country.


The Mývatn area. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Þór Kjartansson, location manager at the Icelandic film production company True North, which is responsible for the preparations, told Morgunblaðið that a number of Icelandic filmmakers will be involved in the project.

A total of 150 people will participate in the filming during the busiest time, Þór stated. He wouldn’t reveal the name of the project.

Minor displacements have been made in the crater as part of preparations for the set. However, according to Þór, all parties of interest have been informed about the production team’s actions and all changes to the crater’s appearance will be reverted after the filming has been completed.

“It will probably turn out to be interesting promotion for the country like Dettifoss in Prometheus last year. It’s just terribly exciting,” Þór concluded, referring to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller which premiered recently.

Parts of the movie were shot in Iceland and among locations was Dettifoss in northeast Iceland, Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

Click here to read about the experience of Prometheus’ lead actress Charlize Theron while shooting in Iceland and here to read about other movies to be filmed in Iceland this year.


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