Film in Iceland

Deathtroopers on another planet - or is it Iceland?

Star Wars Deathtroopers in Iceland

24 Jun 2016 New images released exclusively by Entertainment Weekly from the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," show Stormtroopers in a familiar landscape. The film was, of course, partly filmed in Iceland.

Ben Stiller in the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which was partly filmed in Iceland.

Ben Stiller once again on holiday in Iceland

14 Jun 2016 Hollywood actor Ben Stiller, who starred in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which was filmed in Iceland, is now on holiday in Reykjavik.

VIDEO: The real star of Fast 8 – Iceland!

7 Jun 2016 The producers of the new Fast and Furious 8 film have released a 48-second video featuring footage from some of the scenes filmed in Iceland.

New 25% tax rebate on film-making in Iceland

2 Jun 2016 Icelandic MPs have voted to raise tax rebates for film-making from 20% to 25% and extend the validity of the relevant legislation to 2021.

In Dreamland a nation with abundance of choices gradually becomes caught up in a plan to turn its wilderness and beautiful nature into a massive system of hydro-electric and geothermal power plants with dams and reservoirs.

See much-acclaimed Icelandic documentary Dreamland online

21 May 2016 How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities.

The Game of Thrones was filmed at Þingvellir, Mývatn in North Iceland and Vík in South Iceland.

Interactive map shows Iceland's most famous film locations

18 May 2016 The Iceland Tourist Board has set up an interactive map of the best known locations for filming Hollywood movies and television series, including Game of Thrones, Fortitude, Interstellar, Batman Begins and Noah.

The fame of Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is constantly on the rise.

Spielberg so adamant to star Ólafur Darri in BFG he didn't even need to audition

9 Apr 2016 US director Steven Spielberg who directs the film version of Roald Dahl's immensely popular children's book the BFG (The Big Friendly Giant) was so adamant to have Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson star in the film that he didn't even need to audition.

Minister Árnadóttir speaking at the Iðnþing conference.

Film tax reimbursement in Iceland may go up to 25%

11 Mar 2016 Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir has put forward a bill to change tax reimbursement for film in Iceland from 20% to 25% from January 1st 2017.

Photo: Árni Sæberg

The car stars of Fast and the Furious 8

7 Mar 2016 According to sources, star of the film Vin Diesel will be travelling to Iceland early this week.

Fjalarson starred in the film Sparrows by Rúnar Rúnarsson.

Young Icelandic acting star signed to one of Hollywood's largest talent agencies

1 Mar 2016 Actor Atli Óskar Fjalarson, who was recently named a Shooting Star at the Berlineale International Film Festival has now signed a contract with the Paradigm talent agency.

Jóhann Jóhannsson.

No Oscar for Jóhannsson this year

29 Feb 2016 Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, nominated for an Oscar for the second time this year for Best Musical Score lost out to master Ennio Morricone who won the award for the score to the film The Hateful Eight.

'Oblivion' with Tom Cruise filmed in Iceland.

Iceland getting too expensive for film?

29 Feb 2016 While labour costs remains competitive in Iceland, other types of expenditure are reaching the “pain threshold”, such as food, accommodation, cars and other transport.

Director of Rams (Hrútar) , Grímur Hákonarson with his  team.

Cinema: Eleven Edda awards for "Rams"

29 Feb 2016 Iceland's answer to the Oscars, the Edda awards, took place at a glittering ceremony last night at Reykjavik's Hilton Nordica hotel. The clear winner of the evening was Grímur Hákonarsson's Rams (Hrútar).


Justice League film to be shot in Iceland

23 Feb 2016 Filming starts on April 11, at the Leavesden studios in south-east England, as well as various locations around London and in Iceland.

Photo: Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

Fast 8 scenes filmed at Mývatn

22 Feb 2016 Scenes from Fast 8 – the latest instalment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise due for release in 2017 – are to be filmed near Iceland’s famous Mývatn lake.




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