Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Armageddon (1998)

Armageddon (1998)


Country: USA
Language: English, Russian, Indonesian
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Michael Bay
Screenplay: Jonathan Hensleigh, J. J. Abrams, Robert Roy Pool
Stars: Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, William Fichtner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Keith David, Steve Buscemi
Filming dates: 27 August 1997 – 29 January 1998
Premiere: 30 June 1998


Filming locations:

China

  • (establishing shots)
  • Shanghai (establishing shots)

France

  • (establishing shots)
  • Paris
    • Saint Michel, Paris 5 (establishing shots)
  • Dinan, Côtes-d’Armor
  • Ille-et-Vilaine
    • Saint-Coulomb
  • Manche
    • Baie du Mont Saint Michel

India

  • (establishing shots)
  • Delhi
    • Red Fort
  • Uttar Pradesh (establishing shots)
    • Agra (establishing shots)
      • Taj Mahal (establishing shots)

Mexico

  • Gulf of Mexico (oil rig)

Turkey

  • (establishing shots)
  • Istanbul (establishing shots)
    • Blue Mosque (establishing shots)
    • Ortaköy (establishing shots)

United States of America

  • California
    • Los Angeles
      • Main Street, Downtown (New York street scenes)
      • 4th Street, Downtown  (New York street scenes)
      • Barclay Hotel – 103 W. 4th Street, Downtown (53rd Street Station, New York)
      • Los Angeles Theatre – 615 S. Broadway, Downtown (lavish strip club)
      • Shrine Auditorium – 665 W. Jefferson Boulevard (exterior; FBI cars pull up outside a New Orleans bar where Rockhound is hanging out)
      • St. Brendan’s Catholic Church – 310 S. Van Ness Avenue, Hancock Park
    • Burbank
      • Walt Disney Studios, 500 South Buena Vista Street (studio, asteroid set)
    • Carson
      • Fletcher Oil Refinery – 24721 Main Street
    • Culver City
      • Culver Studios – 9336 W. Washington Blvd.
    • Pasadena
    • Edwards Air Force Base
    • Torrance
      • Sunrider International 1625 Abalone Ave. (NASA scene)
  • District of Columbia
    • Washington (establishing shots)
  • Florida
    • Cape Canaveral
    • Merritt Island
    • Titusville
      • Kennedy Space Center
        • Launch Complex 34 (Apollo 1 Memorial)
        • Launch Complex 39A
  • New Mexico
    • Socorro
    • Very Large Array (second unit)
  • New York
    • New York City (establishing shots)
      • Flatiron Building – 175 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (establishing shots)
      • Queensboro Bridge, Manhattan (establishing shots)
      • Grand Central Station, Manhattan (establishing shots)
  • South Dakota
    • Badlands National Park (asteroid surface)
    • Interior
  • Texas
    • Houston
      • Johnson Space Center – 2101 NASA Rd. (Johnson Space Center, Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Historical Apollo era Flight Control Room)
      • Ellington Air Force Base (T-38 jet training scenes)
    • Aubrey (establishing shots)
    • Denton County
      • Denton (establishing shots)
    • Pilot Point (establishing shots)
    • Sanger (street scenes)

Istanbul, Turkey

Armageddon (1998) trailer on IMDb


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Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar (2014)


Country: USA, UK, Canada
Language: English
Genre: Adventure, Drama , Sci-Fi , Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Screenplay: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Michael Caine
Premiere: 26 October 2014


Filming locations:

Canada

  • Alberta
    • Calgary
    • Longview
    • Lethbridge
    • Nanton
    • Canmore (Ha Ling, road to NASA center)
    • Okotoks
      • Seaman Stadium (baseball field)
      • Olde Town Plaza
    • Fort Macleod (exteriors: street in dust storm)

Iceland

United States of America

  • California
    • Altadena
    • Burbank
      • Warner Brothers Burbank Studios – 4000 Warner Blvd. (studio)
    • Culver City
      • Sony Pictures Studios – 10202 W. Washington Blvd. (studio)
    • Los Angeles
      • Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites – 404 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown (interiors: space research center)
      • Downtown
      • Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown
      • 1525 Industrial St
    • Torrance
  • New York
    • New York City

Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

Interstellar (2014) trailer on IMDb

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)


Country: USA
Language: English, Japanese, Xhosa, German
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Screenplay: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, Evangeline Lilly, Tessa Thompson, Rene Russo, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston
Filming dates: 10 August 2017 – 12 January 2018
Release date: 22 April 2019


Filming locations:

Japan

United Kingdom

  • Durham Cathedral, Durham, England (Asgard)
  • St Abbs, Eyemouth, Scotland (Tønsberg/New Asgard)

United States of America

  • Georgia
    • SANY America, Peachtree City (Avengers HQ)
    • Atlanta
    • Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Fayetteville (studio)
  • New York City, New York

Tokyo, Japan

Avengers: Endgame (2019) trailer on IMDb

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012)


Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Scottish Gaelic
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
Filming dates: 21 March – 23 June 2011, 11-23 July 2011, 26 September – 8 October 2011
Release date: 11 April 2012


Filming locations:

Canada

  • Pinewood Toronto Studios, Toronto, Ontario (studio)

Iceland

Jordan

  • Wadi Rum

Spain

  • Ciudad de la Luz (audiovisual complex: water tank, nearby beach), Alicante, Valenciana (water scenes)

United Kingdom

  • England
    • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey (studio)
    • Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath (studio)
  • Scotland
    • Fort William, Glen Coe, Highland (pick-up scenes)
    • The Storr, Isle of Skye (pick-up scenes)
    • Rannoch Moor, Highland (pick-up scenes)

Dettifoss, Iceland

Prometheus (2012) trailer on IMDb

Prometheus (2012) opening scene (YouTube)

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