Category Archives: Adventure

Die Another Day (2002)

Die Another Day (2002)


Country: UK, USA
Language: English, Korean,  Cantonese, Spanish, German, Icelandic, Italian, Arabic
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director: Lee Tamahori
Screenplay: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael Madsen, Will Yun Lee
Filming dates: 14 January – July 2002
Premiere: 11 November 2002


Filming locations:

Finland

Iceland

Norway

  • Vestlandet (Western Norway)
    • Sogn og Fjordane (environs: Ice Palace, ice car chase – additional filming)
      • Jostedal Glacier National Park, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane (environs: Ice Palace, ice car chase – additional filming)
  • Spitsbergen, Svalbard (ice cliffs – plate for CGI)

South Korea

Spain

  • Andalucía
    • Cádiz
      • Avenida Duque de Nájera, Puerta de La Caleta (Cuba)
      • Castillo de Santa Catalina (James Bond has a mojito drink with Jinx in Havana/Isla Los Organos, Cuba)
      • La Playa de la Caleta (Jinx’s beach in Cuba)
      • Campo del Sur (James Bond arrives in Cuba)
      • San Fernando (a road in Cuba)
      • La Caleta (Cuba)
      • El Balneario de La Palma y del Real, Avenida Duque de Nájera (James Bond’s hotel in Havana)
      • Castillo de San Sebastián, Avenida Duque de Nájera, Puerta de La Caleta (Cuban DNA Replacement Clinic – Jinx jumps backwards)

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
      • Westminster
        • Buckingham Palace (exteriors: Gustave Grave’s parachute jump – in front of the palace)
        • Green Park (exteriors: Gustave Grave’s parachute jump – in front of the palace)
        • Houses of Parliament
        • Big Ben, Houses of Parliament
        • Westminster Bridge (Exterior: Vauxhall Cross railway station entrance, South end security booth)
      • Hackney
        • Kingsland House, Stoke Newington Road (interiors: cigar factory, Cuba)
        • Simpson House – 92 Stoke Newington Road (interiors: cigar factory, Cuba)
      • Vauxhall
        • Vauxhall Cross – 85 Albert Embankment (MI6 Headquarters – M’s Office)
        • SIS Headquarters – 85 Albert Embankment (MI6 Headquarters – M’s Office)
      • The Reform Club, Pall Mall, St. James’s (interiors: Blades Club Lobby)
      • London Heathrow Airport, London Borough of Hillingdon
      • River Thames
    • Buckinghamshire
      • Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath (studio, interiors: Ice Palace)
      • Pinewood Studios (Backlot, S Stage), Iver Heath (studio, opening sequence – hovercraft chase, interiors: Q’ workshop – archive storage, Ice palace set)
    • Cornwall
      • The Eden Project, St Austell (interiors: diamond mine in Iceland )
      • Holywell Bay, Newquay (opening sequence – Pukch’ong Coast, North Korea – beach scene – near Newquay)
    • Gloucestershire
      • Bourton-on-the-Water (ice car chase) 
      • Rissington Airfield, RAF Little Rissington (environs: Ice Palace, ice car chase – additional filming)
      • Upper Rissington (ice car chase – additional filming)
    • Hampshire
      • Hawley Woods, Farnborough (Korean Demilitarized Zone Bridge)
      • Eelmoor Tank Driving Range, Aldershot (opening sequence – hovercraft chase)
      • Army Driving Training Area, Aldershot (opening sequence – hovercraft chase/Bond handed over by North Koreans)
      • RAF Odiham (USA Army Command Bunker, Korea DMZ)
      • Aldershot (opening sequence – hovercraft chase)
    • Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire (studio)
    • Kent
      • RAF Manston (Airbase North Korea)
      • London Manston Airport (Antonov cargo plane scenes)
    • Norfolk
      • Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale (North Korean paddy fields; cars land in Korean paddy fields and Bond & Jinx fly by in military helicopter)
      • RAF Marham, King’s Lynn (exteriors-airbase)
    • Chinnor Cement Works, Chinnor, Oxfordshire (opening sequence – hovercraft chase – final stages)
  • Wales
    • Penbryn Beach, Penbryn, Cardigan (Bond and Jinx love scene at beach-house ending)

United States of America

  • Hawaii
    • Jaws, Peahi Beach, Maui (opening sequence – surfing scene: Pukch’ong Coast, North Korea)
    • North Shore, Maui (opening sequence – surfing scene: Pukch’ong Coast, North Korea)

Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Die Another Day (2002) trailer on IMDb

Oblivion (2013)

Oblivion (2013)


Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Screenplay: Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt
Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Filming dates: 12 March – 14 July 2012
Release date: 26 March 2013


Filming locations:

Iceland

United States of America

  • California
    • Black’s Pond, June Lake (lake and the cottage)
    • Mammoth Lakes
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge (scavs HQ)
      • Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge, Celtic Media Centre, Baton Rouge (studio: drone in the scavs HQ)
      • Celtic Media Centre, Baton Rouge (studio)
    • New Orleans
    • St. Francisville
  • New York
    • Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City (meeting with Julia before the war)
    • New York City
  • Haleakalä volcano, Haleakalä National Park, Maui, Hawaii (sky and clouds views from the Sky Tower)

Dettifoss, Iceland

Oblivion (2013) trailer on IMDb

Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Begins (2005)


Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Mandarin
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenplay: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer
Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Mark Boone Junior, Linus Roache
Filming dates: 3 March – 17 September 2004
Premiere: 31 May 2005


Filming locations:

Iceland

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
      • Senate House, University College London, Bloomsbury (Gotham City courthouse: exterior)
      • George Farmiloe Building – 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell (Police HQ)
      • National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill (Arkham Asylum)
      • St. Pancras Chambers, St. Pancras Station, St. Pancras (Arkham Asylum Stairwell)
      • Abbey Mills Pumping Stations, Mill Meads (Arkham’s interiors)
      • ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock (tumbler testing scene)
      • Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
    • Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire (Wayne Manor)
    • Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex (Bhutanese prison)
    • Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
    • Knebworth House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    • Cardington Airship Hangars, Bedfordshire (studio, slum-district of “the Narrows”, the feet of the monorails)
    • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey (studio)

United States of America

  • Illinois
    • Chicago
      • Chicago Board of Trade – 141 W. Jackson Blvd., The Loop, Downtown (Wayne Corp. building)
      • LaSalle Street, The Loop, Downtown (monorail scene)
      • Lower Wacker Drive, Downtown (batmobile chase)
      • Franklin-Orleans Street Bridge (Narrows drawbridge)
    • Waukegan
  • New York City, New York

Skaftafell, Iceland
Öræfajökull, Vatnajökull, Iceland

Batman Begins (2005) trailer on IMDb

Pompeii (2014)

Pompeii (2014)


Country: Canada, Germany, USA, UK
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Screenplay: Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler
Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Filming dates: 13 March – 12 July 2013
Premiere: 18 February 2014


Filming locations:

Italy

  • Pompeii, Naples, Campania (exteriors)

Canada

  • Cinespace Film Studios, Toronto, Ontario (studio)

Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii (2014) trailer on IMDb

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013)


Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Alan Taylor
Screenplay: Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Alice Krige
Premiere: 22 October 2013


Filming locations:

Iceland

Norway

  • Lofoten islands (Asgard: aerial view)

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
      • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
      • Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington (Police station)
      • OXO Tower, South Bank, Lambeth (restaurant date scene)
      • Ironmonger Lane (Natalie Portman is driving narrow London street)
      • Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross
      • Wembley
      • Borough Market, Southwark
      • Hayes, Hillingdon
    • Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
    • EMI, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex
    • Surrey
      • Bourne Woods, Farnham
      • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton
      • Longcross Studios, Chobham Lane, Longcross

Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland
Skeiðarársandur from Skaftafell, Iceland

Thor: The Dark World (2013) trailer on IMDb