Category Archives: Fantasy

Wanted (2008)

Wanted (2008)


Country: USA, Germany
Language: English
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Screenplay: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan, Mark Millar and J.G. Jones (comic book series)
Stars: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Kristen Hager, Marc Warren, David O’Hara
Filming dates: 30 April – 20 July 2007
Release date: 12 June 2008


Filming locations:

United States of America

  • Illinois
    • Chicago
      • The Loop, Downtown
      • Wacker Drive (chase scenes)
      • Carbide & Carbon Building, Michigan Avenue (opening scene)
    • Berwyn (grocery store and exteriors)
    • Broadview
  • New York City, New York (re-shoots)

Czech Republic (Czechia)

  • Krivoklát Castle, Krivoklát (East Moravia)
  • Pernštejn Castle, Nedvědice (East Moravia)
  • Cerhenice (railroad crossing)
  • Sokolec (road by train)
  • Prague
    • former sugar factory (textile factory)
    • Barrandov Studios (studio)
    • Prague Studios (studio)

Hungary

  • Budapest

Wanted (2008) 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

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)


Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Spanish, Icelandic
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director: Ben Stiller
Screenplay: Steve Conrad, James Thurber
Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine
Premiere: 5 October 2013


Filming locations:

Canada

  • British Columbia (location)

Greenland

  • Kangerlussuaq (airport scene)

Iceland

  • Western Region
    • Grundarfjörður  (port where Erkigsnek docks)
    • Stykkishólmur (‘Greenland’ bar and helicopter take off town)
    • Geirabakari Kaffihus, Borgarnes (Papa John’s Geirabakarí Kaffihus)
  • Southern Region
  • Eastern Region
    • Höfn (Nuuk-Greenland Airport)
    • Seyðisfjarðarvegur (Road 93), Seydisfjordur (longboarding sequence)
  • Vatnajökull National Park (Himalayas and Afghanistan scenes)

 United States of America

  • Los Angeles, California
  • New York City, New York
    • Time-Life Building, Manhattan (LIFE Offices)
    • Central Park (skateboarding scene)

Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) 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

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)


Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Director: Simon West
Screenplay: Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Simon West, Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig
Filming dates: 31 July – 30 November 2000
Premiere: 11 June 2001


Filming locations:

Cambodia

  • Ta Prohm temple, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
  • Kulen Falls, Phnom Kulen National Park (waterfall jump)

China

  • Hong Kong

Iceland

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
      • Natural History Museum, South Kensington (interiors: Lara’s home)
      • Dulwich College, Dulwich (exteriors: Lara’s home)
      • Leadenhall Market, Lime Street, Broadgate
      • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
      • Battersea Power Station, Battersea
      • Tower Bridge
      • Trinity Square
    • Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire
    • Elveden Hall, Suffolk
    • Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
    • Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire (studio)

Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) trailer on IMDb