Ridley Scott focuses on Iceland

Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland

Upcoming science fiction movie Prometheus by director Ridley Scott will feature shots from Dettifoss waterfall and volcano Hekla. Part of the film was shot in Iceland during a period of two weeks last summer.

The film stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba. The film was originally intended as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film Alien but was later developed into a separate story exploring a more stand-alone mythology. Scott and his crew first visited Iceland in April last year to scout locations.

Ridley Scott

Director Ridley Scott

“We are shooting the beginning of time,” the director told reporters in Iceland last summer. The location scenes shot in Iceland will occupy the first 15 minutes of the film. Prometheus is scheduled to be released on June 8, 2012. Scott has also confirmed that he will be directing the Cold War Drama ‘Reykjavik’ about the 1986 Reykjavik Summit, written by Kevin Hood. The film is based in the meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, which lead to the end of the Cold War.


Photo by David Haberthür

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of bookiceland.co.uk. He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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